Press releases

Singapore Airlines signs contract for 20 A350 XWB

22 June 2007 Press Release

Singapore Airlines has signed a contract for the purchase of 20 A350-900 XWBs to meet its requirements on medium to long-range routes across the Asia-Pacific region from 2013 onwards. This order, which firms up the Letter of Intent placed in July 2006, represents another major commitment to t

Avianca orders 19 additional Airbus aircraft

21 June 2007 Press Release

Colombia?s national flag carrier Avianca has signed a firm contract for 19 additional Airbus aircraft of which 14 A320 Family aircraft and five A330-200s. This additional order converts options. It brings the total of firm orders from Avianca up to 57 Airbus aircraft.

BAA Jet management becomes new Airbus ACJ customer

21 June 2007 Press Release

BAA Jet Management has placed a commitment for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), becoming the first customer for the type to be based in Hong Kong with extensive business there and in mainland China. The order reinforces the Airbus ACJ Family?s leadership of top-of-the-line corporate jet sa

Tiger Airways orders up to 50 more A320 aircraft

Tiger Airways orders up to 50 more A320 aircraft
21 June 2007 Press Release

Tiger Airways, Singapore's fast growing low-fare carrier, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an additional 30 Airbus A320s and 20 options. Tiger Airways currently operates a fleet of nine A320s, with 11 more to be delivered by 2010. With the latest order, Tiger Airways' fleet has the...

Mandala Airlines places first A320 order from Indonesia

Mandala Airlines places first A320 order from Indonesia
21 June 2007 Press Release

 

 

Hong Kong airlines buys 51 widebody and single aisle Airbus aircraft

Hong Kong airlines buys 51 widebody and single aisle Airbus aircraft
21 June 2007 Press Release

 

 

Flyington Freighters order six additional Airbus A330-200F aircraft

20 June 2007 Press Release

Flyington Freighters, the Reddy family?s air freight company have ordered an additional six Airbus A330-200F. The agreement signed at the 47th International Paris Air show at Le Bourget takes their total order for the aircraft to 12.

Airbus A318 approved for steep approach

Airbus A318 approved for steep approach
20 June 2007 Press Release

Airbus A318 models, fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engines, were approved for Steep Approach on Tuesday 19th

MNG Airlines orders A330 Freighter

MNG Airlines orders A330 Freighter
20 June 2007 Press Release

MNG Airlines, the largest Turkish cargo operator, has placed a firm order with Airbus for two A330-200Fs, plus one option.  This follows the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed in January this year, following the industrial launch of the A330 Freighter. 

Ural Airlines to order five Airbus A320

Ural Airlines to order five Airbus A320
20 June 2007 Press Release

Ural Airlines, one of the leading Russian airlines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of five Airbus A320 aircraft as part of the modernisation of its medium range fleet. 

Aircastle orders 15 A330 Freighters

Etihad Airways order 12 wide-body Airbus aircraft

Etihad Airways order 12 wide-body Airbus aircraft
20 June 2007 Press Release

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 12 Airbus wide-body aircraft including the newest model in its freighter product range, the A330-200F. The order is for five A330-200s, four A340-600s and three A330-2

Airbus recognises suppliers for best performance for in-service aircraft support

20 June 2007 Press Release

Airbus highlights its top performing suppliers in its Annual Supplier Support Rating, which reflects the results of the 2006 Customer satisfaction survey of Suppliers In-service Support Performances.

This survey is designed by Airbus to identify Suppliers performance

Afriqiyah Airways orders six A350s and five Airbus A320s

Afriqiyah Airways orders six A350s and five Airbus A320s
20 June 2007 Press Release

Afriqiyah Airways has placed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of five A320s. In addition, this young and dynamic airline from Libya has selected the A350 XWB for its long-term expansion plan, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of six A350 XWBs. This follows a f

Aeroflot orders 22 A350 XWBs and additional five A321s

Aeroflot orders 22 A350 XWBs and additional five A321s
20 June 2007 Press Release

The Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has placed a firm order for 22 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, confirming its initial commitment signed last March. In addition, Aeroflot has signed a contract for the purchase of five additional A321s. Aeroflot will also operate a further ten new A330-200s, which

Lybian Airlines to order 15 Airbus aircraft including A350s, A330s and A320s

Lybian Airlines to order 15 Airbus aircraft including A350s, A330s and A320s
20 June 2007 Press Release

Libyan Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of four A350s, four A330-200s and seven A320s, thus modernising its fleet with the newest technology aircraft. The Libyan flag carrier will use the new aircraft to replace and expand its existing fleet

Kingfisher agrees to buy 50 Airbus widebody and single aisle aircraft

Kingfisher agrees to buy 50 Airbus widebody and single aisle aircraft
20 June 2007 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier headquartered in Mumbai, India has agreed to purchase up to 50 aircraft from Airbus. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr Vijay Mallya

Leasing company CIT firms up A350 XWB order and adds 25 A320 Family aircraft

Leasing company CIT firms up A350 XWB order and adds 25 A320 Family aircraft
20 June 2007 Press Release

CIT Aerospace, a business unit of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a leading global provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions, has signed a firm contract for seven A350 XWBs, firming up on its prior commitment for five A350s and simultaneously increasing its order. 

Airbus first to receive certification for on-board mobile phone system

19 June 2007 Press Release

Airbus is first to receive airworthiness certification for a cell-phone system on board an aircraft. On 18th June 2007, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Airbus? GSM on-board system.

 

A380 Flight Test Team awarded prestigious Flight Award

19 June 2007 Press Release

The A380 Flight Test Team has received a prestigious Flight Award, recognizing the person or team that have displayed world-class professionalism in the manufacturing sector of propulsion, systems or avionics. 

Thai Airways International orders more A330s for regional fleet development and reconfirms its A380 order

19 June 2007 Press Release

Thai Airways International has placed a firm order for eight additional A330-300s, taking another significant step in its long-term Airbus fleet development plan. The new A330-300s will provide extra capacity on Thai Airways International?s extensive regional network from 2008 onwards.

Fly Asian Express orders 15 A330s for new long haul low cost operation

Fly Asian Express orders 15 A330s for new long haul low cost operation
19 June 2007 Press Release

 

 

Intrepid Aviation orders 20 A330 Freighters

Intrepid Aviation orders 20 A330 Freighters
19 June 2007 Press Release

 

 

Emirates Airline agrees to buy eight additional Airbus A380s

Emirates Airline agrees to buy eight additional Airbus A380s
18 June 2007 Press Release

US Airways signs on with Airbus for fleet renewal; Airline increases order for A350 XWB aircraft

US Airways signs on with Airbus for fleet renewal; Airline increases order for A350 XWB aircraft
18 June 2007 Press Release

US Airways and Airbus have agreed to terms for the airline to buy 92 Airbus aircraft for the airline's future fleet renewal needs. Included are orders for 22 of the all-new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.  The 92 total firm orders are comprised of 22 A350-800s, 10 A330-200s and 60 A320-family

Aircraft financer GECAS orders 60 A320 Family aircraft

Aircraft financer GECAS orders 60 A320 Family aircraft
18 June 2007 Press Release

GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS), a unit of GE and a leading aircraft financier has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 60 additional A320 Family aircraft.

S7 Group orders 25 A320 aircraft

S7 Group orders 25 A320 aircraft
18 June 2007 Press Release

S7 Group, the managing company of S7 Airlines, has announced the purchase of 25 Airbus A320 aircraft. This deal marks the first time S7 Group has purchased aircraft directly from Airbus. The aircrafts will be operated by S7 Airlines, the largest Russian domestic carrier. 

Air France to order two additional A380s and 18 A320 Family aircraft

Air France to order two additional A380s and 18 A320 Family aircraft
18 June 2007 Press Release

 

 

Jazeera Airways orders 30 Airbus A320 aircraft

Jazeera Airways orders 30 Airbus A320 aircraft
18 June 2007 Press Release

Kuwait and Dubai based Jazeera Airways, the first private airline in the Middle East has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft. The agreement quadruples the number of aircraft Jazeera Airways have ordered from Airbus from 10 to 40 A320s.

Nouvelair orders new A320s

18 June 2007 Press Release

Tunisian carrier Nouvelair has signed a contract for the purchase of two A320s. The Monastir-based charter carrier belongs to the Tunisian Travel Service (TTS) group, one of the leading companies of the Tunisian tourism industry. 

ALAFCO firms up the A350 XWB order and adds seven A320s

ALAFCO firms up the A350 XWB order and adds seven A320s
18 June 2007 Press Release

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international Aviation Lease and Finance Company, has signed a firm contract for 12 A350 XWBs. In addition, ALAFCO has also ordered seven A320s.

Qatar Airways confirms order for 80 A350 XWBs and adds three A380s

Qatar Airways confirms order for 80 A350 XWBs and adds three A380s
18 June 2007 Press Release

Qatar Airways has signed a contract for the purchase of 80 of the all-new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and also placed an order for a further three A380s, bringing their total order for the type to five. The agreement was signed at the 47th International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget between Akbar Al-Bak...

Airbus commits to ambitious environmental targets and calls for sector to become Eco-Efficient

Airbus commits to ambitious environmental targets and calls for sector to become Eco-Efficient
14 June 2007 Press Release

Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Louis Gallois has outlined ambitious environmental targets for the company and has called for the aviation sector, suppliers and governments to share his vision of an eco-efficient aviation industry. Airbus recognizes no one company holds all the answ...

Airbus A380 on flying display at Le Bourget 2007

Airbus A380 on flying display at Le Bourget 2007
12 June 2007 Press Release

Airbus, the world's leading aircraft manufacturer by deliveries, comes to the Paris International Air Show (18th to 24th June) at the Le Bourget Airport close to Paris, bringing three aircraft to the display. The A380 MSN009, powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, will take part in the flyi...

Interjet takes delivery of its first A320

8 June 2007 Press Release

The Mexican low-cost airline Interjet has taken delivery of its first A320 from Airbus.

Interjet started operations in December 2005, with a fleet of seven pre-owned A320s acquired in Europe. Since then, Interjet has placed orders for a total of 20 A320s.

The brand-new A320 delivered...

Airbus presents new organisation to its European Works Council

6 June 2007 Press Release

Airbus presented its new organisation to its European Works Council (ECA) and to the French Comité d'Entreprise. This new, simplified and streamlined organisation aims at better integrating and rationalising the company on a trans-national basis, with clearer interfaces and strong transversal p...

Aer Lingus chooses Airbus' A350 XWB and the A330-300

Aer Lingus chooses Airbus' A350 XWB and the A330-300
6 June 2007 Press Release

Aer Lingus, Ireland's national carrier, has become the latest airline to select the all-new A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body). In its biggest ever commitment for long-haul aircraft, the Irish airline has decided to purchase six A350 XWBs, along with six additional A330-300s.

Aer Lingus...

LAN Airlines takes delivery of its first A318

LAN Airlines takes delivery of its first A318
5 June 2007 Press Release

LAN Airlines ("LAN") has taken delivery of its first A318, powered by the new Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engines.

LAN Airlines placed an order for 20 A318s in 2005. Currently the airline operates 34 Airbus aircraft of which 15 are A319s, 15 A320s and 4 A340-300s. The new A318 will be put int...

Airbus signs commitment charter to support suppliers

Airbus signs commitment charter to support suppliers
1 June 2007 Press Release

Airbus today signed a Commitment Charter towards its suppliers, that aims at reinforcing the links with the whole supply base for long term cooperation to meet the challenges ahead.

In order to ensure a strong and competitive supply chain that is necessary to face these challenges, Airbus is...

Airbus opens discussions at national level on Power8 implementation

31 May 2007 Press Release

Following comprehensive discussions on the Power8 programme during several Airbus European Works Council (ECA) meetings, Airbus is now starting negotiations at national level with its social partners, with regular reviews at ECA level to continue.

These negotiations are to analyse in more de...

70 Airbus aircraft for Avianca

70 Airbus aircraft for Avianca
30 May 2007 Press Release

Colombia's national flag carrier Avianca is acquiring 70 Airbus aircraft, including 38 firm orders (33 A319s/A320s and five A330-200s) and 32 options (27 A319s/A320s and five A330-200s).

"With this order, Avianca will enter a new era in terms of advanced aircraft technology and passenge...

Qatar Airways orders 80 Airbus A350XWBs

Qatar Airways orders 80 Airbus A350XWBs
30 May 2007 Press Release

Qatar Airways has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to buy 80 of the all-new Airbus A350XWB aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Elysée Palace in Paris in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Fr...

Airbus: First numerical simulation center for flight physics opened

29 May 2007 Press Release

The first simulation center for flight physics called "C2A2S2E  (Center for Computer Applications in AeroSpace Science and Engineering)? was opened today at the Braunschweig Research Airport in Germany. The ?30m project is sponsored by Airbus, the German Aerospace Center DLR and the State of Lo...

Finnair takes delivery of its first Airbus A340-300E

25 May 2007 Press Release

 

 

Avion Aircraft Trading signs for eight A330-200F - Icelandair Cargo to become new operator

24 May 2007 Press Release

Icelandic Avion Aircraft Trading has firmed up its deal with Airbus and has signed a contract for eight A330-200 Freighter aircraft, increasing its initial commitment (MOU) by two. This follows the finalisation of a first leasing arrangement with Icelandair Cargo for four A330-200Fs.

Deliver...

Airbus joins United Nations Global Compact

23 May 2007 Press Release

Airbus has joined the United Nations Global Compact, an international initiative which brings businesses together with UN agencies, civil society, and government to advance ten universal principles in the areas of the environment, human rights, labour, and anti-corruption.

Launched in 2000, ...

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre adds to cabin-outfitting choice

22 May 2007 Press Release

Airbus is re-structuring and re-launching the former EADS Sogerma cabin-outfitting business, providing additional capacity and choice to its corporate jet customers in a market where there is strong demand and a shortage of capacity.

Called the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, the business regro...

Airbus ACJ Family leads in top-of-the-line corporate jet sales

22 May 2007 Press Release

Airbus' Corporate Jet (ACJ) Family has won 14 firm orders since the beginning of the year, more than any other high-end top-of-the-line corporate jet, consolidating its leadership of the sector. Airbus also won firm orders for three VIP Airbus A340s, taking total sales of its corporate jets to ...

Fokker Services becomes an Airbus-Approved outfitter

22 May 2007 Press Release

Stork subsidiary Fokker Services of The Netherlands has been named an approved outfitter for Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJ), giving customers more choice in cabin completions.

The approval follows an extensive Airbus audit and evaluation of the company, which is an experienced cabin outfit...

Petters Group Worldwide orders five Airbus A318 Elites

Petters Group Worldwide orders five Airbus A318 Elites
21 May 2007 Press Release

Petters Group Worldwide of Minnetonka, Minnesota in the USA has placed a firm order for five Airbus A318 Elite corporate jets, adding to a previous order for one, taking its total order to six aircraft and making it the largest single customer for the type.

Petters Group is the first US cust...

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