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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...

A380 embarks on series of demonstration tours

21 May 2007 Press Release

The world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, is embarking on a visit to the Asia-Pacific region as part of a series of demonstration tours that will take place during the year. The Asia-Pacific tour will take the A380 development aircraft MSN7 to Narita (Japan) from 4th - 6th June, then ...

Airbus boosts production rate for its single aisle aircraft to record levels

Airbus boosts production rate for its single aisle aircraft to record levels
16 May 2007 Press Release

Airbus will increase its monthly production rate to 40 for its single-aisle A320 Family by the end of 2009. Currently, Airbus produces 32 A320 Family aircraft per month.

Airbus' decision to continue to ramp-up its production rate is driven by a continuing strong demand for its aircraft a...

Delivery of Wizz Air?s first A320 with new cabin

Delivery of Wizz Air?s first A320 with new cabin
16 May 2007 Press Release

Wizz Air has taken delivery of the first of 32 directly purchased A320s, which is featuring the all new A320 Family cabin, giving passengers more space and a quieter travel experience.

The aircraft is powered by International Aero Engines V2500 and configured in a comfortable single-class la...

Construction started on Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line in China

15 May 2007 Press Release

Construction has started on the Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Tianjin, following recent approval by the State Council of the Feasibility Study Report for the project. A formal ceremony was held on site in the Tianjin Binhai New Coastal District, where the FAL is to be located, in t...

AerCap orders ten additional A330-200s

14 May 2007 Press Release

AerCap has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of an additional ten A330-200 passenger aircraft, following their order for 20 A330-200s in December 2006. With its proven benefits in terms of economics and a wide customer base, the A330-200 will assist AerCap in the growth of their po...

Painting of first A380 for Singapore Airlines completed

Painting of first A380 for Singapore Airlines completed
10 May 2007 Press Release

With the distinctive blue and gold logo and the name "Singapore Airlines" across 33 metres of the aircraft fuselage, the world's first customer A380 aircraft rolled out of the paint hangar in Hamburg, Germany, on 2nd May 2007.

With extraordinary precision, the entire surface area of the...

Comlux takes delivery of first outfitted Airbus A318 Elite

Comlux takes delivery of first outfitted Airbus A318 Elite
10 May 2007 Press Release

The first Airbus A318 Elite, complete with VIP cabin, has been handed over to Zurich-based VVIP charter company Comlux, marking the start of a new era in the evolution of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family.

Completed by Airbus-approved outftitter Lufthansa Technik, the A318 Elite bri...

Flyington Freighters orders Airbus A330-200F for entire fleet

Flyington Freighters orders Airbus A330-200F for entire fleet
9 May 2007 Press Release

Flyington Freighters promoted by the Reddy family, promoters of one of India's largest newspaper groups, Deccan Chronicle and Odyssey the retail chain, has selected the Airbus A330-200F freighter for its entire fleet and signed a firm order for six aircraft, re-affirming its earlier commitment....

Emirates Airlines reaffirms commitment to A380 and orders additional four

7 May 2007 Press Release

Dubai based Emirates Airlines has reaffirmed its order for 43 Airbus A380 aircraft and additionally signed a contract for a further four. Emirates will begin receiving its first A380 aircraft in the third quarter of 2008.



Emirates was a launch customers for the A380 and already had the lar...

Jet Airways receives first Airbus A330-200 aircraft

27 April 2007 Press Release

Jet Airways, the India based International carrier took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 aircraft purchased directly from Airbus, at a ceremony on Friday April 27th, 2007 held at the Toulouse delivery centre.



The aircraft an A330-200 was formally handed over to Naresh Goyal, Chairman J...

easyJet takes delivery of 100th Airbus A319

easyJet takes delivery of 100th Airbus A319
26 April 2007 Press Release

European low-cost carrier easyJet took delivery of their 100th Airbus A319 aircraft on April 26th, 2007, following a handover ceremony in Hamburg between Andrew Harrison, easyJet Chief Executive and Louis Gallois, Airbus President and CEO.

The delivery marks easyJet's rapid Airbus fleet...

Aviation Capital Group orders 20 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft

Aviation Capital Group orders 20 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft
23 April 2007 Press Release

United States based lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The order is for four A319s, 14 A320s and two A321s.

ACG, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific LifeCorp, already has more than 70 A320 Family aircraft in its portfolio...

Israir buys three A320s and becomes Israel?s first Airbus customer

Israir buys three A320s and becomes Israel?s first Airbus customer
17 April 2007 Press Release

Israel based carrier Israir Airlines signed a firm order for three Airbus A320 aircraft on 17th April, 2007, making the airline the first Airbus customer in the country. The deal marks Airbus' breakthrough in the Israeli market.

The aircraft will be configured in all economy class with ...

First A400M VTP arrives at EADS CASA facilities in Madrid to start static structural test

First A400M VTP arrives at EADS CASA facilities in Madrid to start static structural test
17 April 2007 Press Release

Today marks another key milestone in the A400M military transport aircraft programme, with Airbus delivering the first A400M VTP (Vertical Tail Plane) from Stade, Germany, to Getafe, Spain, where the static test aircraft final assembly is taking place.

As the VTP left Airbus' Stade site...

Airbus showcases industry-leading cabin solutions at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2007

16 April 2007 Press Release

At the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg/Germany which opens on April 17, 2007, leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus will underscore its industry leading position in aircraft cabin interiors and design based around three principles, comfort, efficiency and services, by showcasing innovative cabin d...

First A400M wings delivered to Final Assembly Line

First A400M wings delivered to Final Assembly Line
11 April 2007 Press Release

Today marks another key milestone in the A400M military transport aircraft programme, with Airbus delivering the first pair of A400M wings from the UK to Seville, Spain, where aircraft final assembly is taking place.

As the wings left Airbus' Filton, Bristol site today on an Airbus A300...

Airbus starts painting first A380 for Singapore Airlines

Airbus starts painting first A380 for Singapore Airlines
11 April 2007 Press Release

Following timely completion of the cabin installation of the first A380 for Singapore Airlines, Airbus has started the paintwork on this aircraft. The A380 will stay about three weeks in the company's paint-shop in Hamburg/Germany. In addition to the actual painting, most of the other work in t...

Patrick Gavin appointed Executive Vice President Engineering, Charles Champion becomes Executive Vice President Customer Services

10 April 2007 Press Release

Patrick Gavin has been appointed Executive Vice President Engineering, effective 16th April, in replacement of Alain Garcia, who will become Technical Advisor to the CEO prior to retiring at the end of June. As such Mr Gavin is a member of the Airbus Executive Committee. Simultaneously, Charles Cham...

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