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Airbus showcases new A350 XWB cabin at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2008

26 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus showcases the new A350 XWB cabin at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg/Germany (April 1-3, 2008) on its stand located in Hall A3 (Stand 3D15). Visitors will discover the attributes of the A350 XWB cabin interior in a new mock-up, displayed for the first time at an exhibition....

Airbus continues talks on site divestment in all three countries

21 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus wishes to clarify that it is continuing with the negotiations for the divestments of sites in France, Germany and the UK. The sites concerned are Filton (wing component part) in the UK, St Nazaire-Ville and Meaulte in France, Varel, Nordenham and Laupheim as well as the Augsburg site of EADS,...

More than 900 aircraft will be needed within next 20 years in Russia

12 March 2008 Press Release

The Russian airlines will need more than 900 passenger aircraft over the next 20 years in response to the strong growth in this market, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF).

The Russian passenger aircraft fleet of 100 seats or more is expected to grow strongly from 528...

Airbus attends FIDAE Airshow with A380 aircraft

12 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus will be present at the FIDAE Airshow 2008, the "Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio", taking place in Santiago de Chile from 31st of March to 6th of April. On this occasion an A380 development aircraft will take part in the daily flying demonstrations and can also be viewed at the stat...

CIT orders 15 A320 Family aircraft and five A330s

12 March 2008 Press Release

CIT Aerospace, a business unit of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, has signed a firm contract for 15 A320 Family aircraft and five A330-200s.

Including the order announced today, CIT has ordered a total of 189 Airbus aircraft (152 A320 Family aircraft,...

Airbus delivers third A380 to Singapore Airlines

Airbus delivers third A380 to Singapore Airlines
11 March 2008 Press Release

The third production Airbus A380 (MSN006) was handed over to Singapore Airlines on 11th March. Equipped with four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines, the third aircraft for the first A380 operator follows the delivery of the first A380 (MSN003) on 15th October 2007 and second delivery (MSN005) on 11th Ja...

U.S. Air Force selects KC-30 Tanker based on A330 MRTT

29 February 2008 Press Release

 

 

A320 successfully completes first test flight powered by new IAE Select One engines

A320 successfully completes first test flight powered by new IAE Select One engines
27 February 2008 Press Release

As part of Airbus' commitment to offering its customers the most eco-efficient aircraft and also to driving down aircraft related maintenance costs, the Airbus A320 test aircraft successfully performed the first in a series of test flights on 26th February, powered for the first time by Interna...

BOC Aviation signs firm order for five A330-200F aircraft

22 February 2008 Press Release

BOC Aviation, the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company, has signed a firm contract for five A330-200F all-cargo aircraft. The agreement was signed during the 2008 Singapore Airshow.

Previously known as Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, BOC Aviation is headquartered in Singapore, ...

Avianca takes delivery of first Airbus A320 Family aircraft

22 February 2008 Press Release

Avianca took delivery of the first of three Airbus A320s it has leased from CIT International, at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. This paves the way to the subsequent delivery of 47 A320 Family aircraft (32 A320s and 15 A319s) the Colombian flag-carrier has directly ordered from Airbus as p...

Emission free power for civil aircraft: Airbus successfully demonstrates fuel cells in flight

19 February 2008 Press Release

Airbus has successfully tested a fuel cells system in flight. For the first time on a civil aircraft this innovative energy source powered the aircraft's back-up hydraulic and electric power systems. The test conducted in February is part of Airbus' overall plans for an eco-efficient aviat...

Korean Air expands A380 aircraft order

19 February 2008 Press Release

Korean Air is expanding its A380 fleet with the purchase of three more A380 aircraft. This firm order is in addition to the five A380 aircraft ordered by Korean Air in 2003.

Starting in 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 on high density traffic routes from Seoul to the US west coast, w...

Reduced pilot training now approved for the A380

15 February 2008 Press Release

Reduced A380 transition training for A320 Family, A330 or A340 qualified pilots has been jointly approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The latest approval was obtained for the transition training from A320 Family aircraft to the A380 on 7th ...

Synergy Aerospace to acquire ten A350 XWB

13 February 2008 Press Release

Synergy Aerospace, the Latin-American consortium, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for ten A350-800s and ten options. This further commitment comes in addition to the 47 A320 Family aircraft and ten A330-200s that its subsidiaries already have on order, making it a key customer for Air...

Airbus wins new Asian customer for Airbus ACJ

13 February 2008 Press Release

A new Asian customer has placed a firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), consolidating and further expanding the strong presence that the company's aircraft already have in the region.



The aircraft will feature a luxurious VIP interior, and will be powered by CFM Internatio...

Airbus Forecast for the next 20 years

7 February 2008 Press Release

 

 

Airbus welcomes the launch of Clean Sky joint technology initiative

5 February 2008 Press Release

Airbus welcomes the launch of the European Clean Sky initiative to help reach ambitious environmental targets by 2020, set out by the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE), through technology.

"The environmental challenges facing aviation today are global and will requi...

Hawaiian Airlines signs firm order for 12 Airbus widebodies: contract includes six A350 XWBs

Hawaiian Airlines signs firm order for 12 Airbus widebodies: contract includes six A350 XWBs
4 February 2008 Press Release

Hawaiian Airlines Inc., Hawaii's largest airline, has signed a firm order for six A350 XWB-800s and six A330-200s. This deal finalises a Memorandum of Understanding announced in November 2007. The airline will begin receiving their new A330s in 2012, and will take delivery of their first A3...

Airbus completes first test flight with alternative fuel on civil aircraft

Airbus completes first test flight with alternative fuel on civil aircraft
1 February 2008 Press Release

 

 

Airbus A380 commences alternative fuel test flight programme

Airbus A380 commences alternative fuel test flight programme
1 February 2008 Press Release

 On Friday, February 1st, 2008, the Airbus A380 will launch the company?s alternative fuel research programme by becoming the first commercial aircraft to fly with a synthetic liquid fuel processed from gas (Gas to Liquids ? GTL) in a three hour flight between Filton, UK and Toulouse, Fr

Harald Wilhelm appointed Chief Financial Officer

1 February 2008 Press Release

Harald Wilhelm has been appointed Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect, replacing Hans-Peter Ring, who will remain Chief Financial Officer of the EADS group.

Until now, Harald Wilhelm was Chief Controlling Officer and deputy to the Chief Financial Officer as from January 2007.
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NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH announces repeat order for A320 Family aircraft

NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH announces repeat order for A320 Family aircraft
31 January 2008 Press Release

NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH today announces a follow-on order for additional nine A320 Family aircraft. The order will raise NIKI?s fleet to 20 A320 Family aircraft.

The successful Vienna-based low cost carrier NIKI will employ the new Airbus jets on routes to European cities and holiday destination...

Atlantic Airways becomes new customer for Airbus A319

Atlantic Airways becomes new customer for Airbus A319
30 January 2008 Press Release

Atlantic Airways, flag carrier of the Faroe Islands and based in Sørvágur, has signed a firm contract for one Airbus A319 plus one option, and becomes a new Airbus customer.

Atlantic Airways' Airbus A319s will feature a comfortable single-class cabin layout. The aircraft will be operate...

Airbus attends Singapore Airshow

29 January 2008 Press Release

Airbus will attend the Singapore Airshow, taking place in Singapore from 19th to 24th February. The manufacturer's participation will feature an A380 development aircraft, which will take part in the daily flying schedule and will also be on view at the static display area throughout the week.

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MatlinPatterson signs for six A330-200F

28 January 2008 Press Release

MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, the US investment fund, through an affiliate, has signed a firm contract for six A330-200 Freighter aircraft. The company intends for the aircraft to be used by certain of its airline portfolio companies, such as Varig Logistica in Brazil and Global Aero Logistic...

Hamburg International orders two additional aircraft and receives its first Airbus A319

24 January 2008 Press Release

Hamburg International has signed a new firm order for a further two A319s today while taking delivery of its first A319. The aircraft, powered by CFM-56 engines from CFM International, was handed over to the airline's management team Christoph von Saldern, Norbert Grella and Klaus Schlichtmann ...

TACA orders 15 A320 Family aircraft

TACA orders 15 A320 Family aircraft
24 January 2008 Press Release

TACA, a leading Latin American airline, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 15 additional A320 Family aircraft (12 A320s and three A319s). The aircraft will be configured in a comfortable two-class layout. Engine decision has not yet been announced.

TACA already successfully opera...

China Airlines orders up to 20 A350 XWB for their future medium capacity long-haul fleet

China Airlines orders up to 20 A350 XWB for their future medium capacity long-haul fleet
22 January 2008 Press Release

China Airlines, Taiwan's largest carrier, has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 14 A350-900 and taken another six on option. The new generation medium capacity long-haul aircraft is being acquired by China Airlines as part of their future fleet modernisation programme.

Ch...

Brazilian carrier TAM signed a firm contract for 22 A350 XWBs, four additional A330-200s and 20 additional A320 Family aircraft

Brazilian carrier TAM signed a firm contract for 22 A350 XWBs, four additional A330-200s and 20 additional A320 Family aircraft
21 January 2008 Press Release

Leading Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aéreas has firmed up its order for 22 A350 XWBs and for four additional A330-200s. The airline based in São Paulo has furthermore added another 20 A320 Family aircraft to the initial order. TAM, Airbus' biggest customer in the southern hemisphere, now has the lar...

Airbus 2007 results

16 January 2008 Press Release

2007 was another record year for the air transportation industry and for Airbus.

Airbus announces plans for A330 Freighter final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama

14 January 2008 Press Release

Airbus today announced a commitment to establish an A330 Freighter aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, if Northrop Grumman (supported by Airbus's parent company, EADS) receives the order to build aerial refuelling tankers from the United States Air Force. If established, the ...

Airbus delivers second A380 to Singapore Airlines

11 January 2008 Press Release

The second production Airbus A380 (MSN005) was handed over to Singapore Airlines on 11

AWAS orders 75 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

9 January 2008 Press Release

The Dublin based lessor AWAS has signed a firm contract for 75 A320 Family aircraft bringing their Airbus portfolio to a total of 145, comprising single aisle and long-range aircraft. This is the first order announced by Airbus this year.

Being one of the three largest aircraft leasing compa...

Vietnam orders 10 A350 XWB and 20 additional A321 aircraft

21 December 2007 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company look to the future with Airbus

EADS and Airbus select preferred bidders for site divestments

19 December 2007 Press Release
  • Latécoère selected for Méaulte and St. Nazaire Ville
  • MT Aerospace (OHB Technology) selected for Nordenham, Varel and Augsburg
  • GKN selected for Filton

Tiger Airways looks to the future with fleet of 70 A320 aircraft

Tiger Airways looks to the future with fleet of 70 A320 aircraft
18 December 2007 Press Release

Tiger Airways, Asia-Pacific's fast growing low-fare carrier, has signed a contract with Airbus for an additional 20 A320s, which will take its fleet up to 70 aircraft. This announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 50 A320s in June 2007, with the first 30 of th...

Qantas takes delivery of Airbus' 5,000th aircraft

Qantas takes delivery of Airbus&apos; 5,000th aircraft
14 December 2007 Press Release

Qantas and Airbus today celebrated another major milestone in the airframe manufacturer's relatively short but successful existence - the delivery of its 5,000th aircraft, an A330-200, to Qantas at a special ceremony in Toulouse.

Established in 1921, Qantas is one of the world's ol...

Engine Alliance powered Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification

Engine Alliance powered Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification
14 December 2007 Press Release

The A380 powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines received joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification on 14th December 2007.

 

Airbus has introduced an eco-efficient aircraft painting process

14 December 2007 Press Release

Airbus, the world's largest commercial aircraft manufacturer, offers a new two coat aircraft painting process that uses less paint, requires less time to apply and helps to reduce aircraft cleaning.



The first customer aircraft painted in this new, state-of-the-art way is the 5000th Air...

Airbus brings maintenance training closer to customers through its MRO Network

13 December 2007 Press Release

Airbus is extending the scope of the Airbus MRO Network in a new area with the creation of the Airbus Maintenance Training Network. As part of its commitment to providing customers with a full range of proximity services, this initiative has been designed to make access to Airbus Maintenance trai...

5,000th Airbus aircraft to be delivered to Qantas

5,000th Airbus aircraft to be delivered to Qantas
13 December 2007 Press Release

Airbus will celebrate tomorrow another major milestone in its relatively short but successful existence - the delivery of its 5,000th aircraft, an A330-200, to Australian customer, Qantas, at a special ceremony in Toulouse.

Thirty three years ago, in May 1974, Airbus delivered its very f...

Finnair orders one more A330-300 for long-haul fleet

Finnair orders one more A330-300 for long-haul fleet
12 December 2007 Press Release

Finnair today has placed a firm order with Airbus for an additional A330-300 long-range aircraft for delivery in spring 2009. This new order brings the total number of Finnair&apos;s Airbus wide-body aircraft to 22, including seven A330-300s, four A340-300s and eleven A350 XWB. They contribute t...

Saudi Arabian Airlines firm up contract for Airbus A320

Saudi Arabian Airlines firm up contract for Airbus A320
11 December 2007 Press Release

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), Saudi Arabia's national airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 22 A320 aircraft, as part of its fleet modernisation plan. This follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the 10th Dubai Airshow in November 2007. The agreement allows Saud...

China Airlines chooses Airbus A350 XWB for their future medium capacity long-haul fleet

11 December 2007 Press Release

China Airlines, Taiwan's largest carrier, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the acquisition of 14 A350-900 plus an additional six on option. The new generation medium capacity long-haul aircraft has been selected as part of their future fleet modernisation programme.

C...

Libyan Airlines confirms order for 15 Airbus aircraft including A350s, A330s and A320s

Libyan Airlines confirms order for 15 Airbus aircraft including A350s, A330s and A320s
10 December 2007 Press Release

Libyan Airlines has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 15 Airbus aircraft, including four A350-800s, four A330-200s and seven A320s, thus confirming its initial agreement signed in June this year. The Libyan flag carrier will use the new aircraft to replace and expand its existing fleet. <BR...

Afriqiyah Airways confirms order for six A350s

Afriqiyah Airways confirms order for six A350s
10 December 2007 Press Release

Afriqiyah Airways has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of six A350-800s for its long-term expansion plan. This comes in addition to the 14 A320 Family aircraft and three A330-200s this young and dynamic airline from Libya already has on order.

With deliveries to Afriqi...

Cathay Pacific adds eight A330 aircraft to Airbus fleet

Cathay Pacific adds eight A330 aircraft to Airbus fleet
6 December 2007 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to further expand its A330 widebody fleet with the addition of eight A330-300 aircraft. The new aircraft, powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, are scheduled for delivery before the end of 2012.

The Hong Kong based carrier, togethe...

AirAsia to become largest airline customer for A320 aircraft

AirAsia to become largest airline customer for A320 aircraft
5 December 2007 Press Release

AirAsia, the region's largest low-cost carrier, has placed a firm order for an additional 25 A320s. The latest contract brings AirAsia Group's (Malaysia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia) total orders to 175 A320 aircraft and makes it the largest airline customer for this particu...

Airbus A318 approved for Head Up Display

3 December 2007 Press Release

The A318 and the A318 Elite fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engines were approved for the new technology Digital Head Up Display (HUD) System on 23rd November by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This approval will subsequently be extended to the other members of the A320 Family with c...

Hawaiian Airlines choose Airbus A350 XWB and A330 aircraft for long-haul fleet

Hawaiian Airlines choose Airbus A350 XWB and A330 aircraft for long-haul fleet
29 November 2007 Press Release

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., Hawaii's largest airline, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for six Airbus A350 XWB-800s and six A330-200s, selecting Airbus aircraft for the first time in their history.

 

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