Press releases

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...

First Centre Wing box delivered for A400M final assembly

First Centre Wing box delivered for A400M final assembly
29 March 2007 Press Release

The first centre wing box, the 'structural heart' of the A400M military transport aircraft, has been delivered from the Airbus Nantes site in France to Seville in Spain, where it arrived yesterday, Wednesday 28th March. Deliveries of major structural sections for the first A400M military t...

New appointments at Airbus for operations and procurement

27 March 2007 Press Release

Gerald Weber (57) has been appointed Head of Operations and Member of the Airbus Executive Committee as of 2nd April. Mr Weber was until recently Head of Truck Product Creation and Member of the Board "Commercial Vehicles" at DaimlerChrysler AG and has held senior positions at A.T. Kearney and Volks...

NIKI received the first Airbus A319 featuring the new cabin

NIKI received the first Airbus A319 featuring the new cabin
22 March 2007 Press Release

The Austrian carrier NIKI has received its first Airbus A319 at the occasion of a delivery ceremony in Hamburg. The A319 selected by NIKI is the first A320 Family aircraft worldwide delivered with the new state of the art cabin interior, making the aircraft quieter, lighter, brighter and more spacio...

Aeroflot commits to Airbus A350XWB

Aeroflot commits to Airbus A350XWB
22 March 2007 Press Release

The Russian flag carrier Aeroflot signed today the Memorandum of Understanding for 22 Airbus A350XWB aircraft. Aeroflot's decision brings the total number of orders and commitments for the Airbus A350XWB to 248. Aeroflot will also further increase its Airbus fleet with ten new A330-200s, which will ...

LAN Airlines confirms 15 additional A320 Family aircraft

21 March 2007 Press Release

LAN Airlines (LAN) has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the acquisition of 15 additional A320 Family aircraft. This is a confirmation of the options that were announced in October 2005.

To date, Santiago (Chile) headquartered LAN and its affiliates operate 34 Airbus aircraft including ...

Airbus delivers the 800th A330/A340 Family aircraft and increases further production

14 March 2007 Press Release

Wednesday March 14th, 2007 marked an important milestone for Airbus' A330/A340 family of aircraft when the 800th model of the Family was delivered to Qatar Airways.

The A330-200 long range jetliner was delivered to Qatar Airways in a brief ceremony at Airbus' Toulouse delivery cent...

Airbus continues Power 8 Dialogue with ECA

14 March 2007 Press Release

As announced during the previous meeting on February 28th, the Airbus Management team, led by Louis Gallois, President and CEO, and Fabrice Brégier, Chief Operating Officer, met again with the European Committee of Airbus (ECA) on Wednesday March 14th.



In order to further strengthen the d...

Cebu Pacific goes for twenty more A320 aircraft

13 March 2007 Press Release

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines' low fare leader, has signed a contract for the purchase of ten more A320 aircraft, with options on five aircraft and purchase rights on a further five aircraft. The airline placed an initial order for 12 A320 Family aircraft in September 2004, with the last one of...

A380 first touchdown in the United States as part of commercial Route Proving

A380 first touchdown in the United States as part of commercial Route Proving
12 March 2007 Press Release

Two A380s will fly into two US destinations on 19th March, allowing both the East and West Coasts of North America to simultaneously welcome the world's largest commercial airliner, which is also the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly civil aircraft in the skies.

A380 ...

Finnair, first airline to sign firm contract for the A350XWB

Finnair, first airline to sign firm contract for the A350XWB
8 March 2007 Press Release

Finnair today signed a firm contract for eleven A350XWBs as well as seven additional long-range aircraft (a mix of A340-300s and A330s). It is the first airline to convert its order for nine of the initial A350, placed in December 2005, into the new A350XWB, and to simultaneously increase the number...

Power8 prepares way for "New Airbus"

Power8 prepares way for "New Airbus"
28 February 2007 Press Release

Following the unanimous approval by the EADS Board of Directors on Monday, Airbus today presented the details of its Power8 restructuring plan to the Airbus European Works Council and announced the creation of a new industrial and operating structure for the Company.

Power8 will enable Ai...

British Airways acquires four more Airbus A320s

21 February 2007 Press Release

British Airways announced on 21st February that it has placed a firm order for four more Airbus A320 aircraft. The new order brings the total number of Airbus aircraft in operation in the British Airways fleet to 66, with 14 on firm order. This latest order reaffirms the commitment to the A320 Famil...

Communication on Power 8

19 February 2007 Press Release

Yesterday evening, February 18

Leasing company CIT opts for more Airbus long-range and single-aisle aircraft

15 February 2007 Press Release

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE CIT) signed a firm contract with Airbus in December 2006 for five long range A330 widebodies, as well as ten A320 Family aircraft. The repeat order by this leading provider of commercial and consumer financing solutions underlines strong demand for the Airbus wide-body long-rang...

More than 3,000 aircraft needed on the Chinese Mainland in next 20 years

14 February 2007 Press Release

Airbus forecasts that the Chinese Mainland will need more than 3,000 passenger aircraft and freighters from 2006 to 2025, including some 2,050 single aisle aircraft, nearly 600 small twin-aisle aircraft, over 200 intermediate twin-aisle aircraft and 180 very large aircraft. Some 2,650 passenger airc...

Petters Group Worldwide places first order for A318 Elite

Petters Group Worldwide places first order for A318 Elite
13 February 2007 Press Release

Petters Group Worldwide (PGW) has signed a contract for an Airbus A318 Elite, becoming the first US customer for the type. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, PGW plans to use its A318 Elite for flights to Asia and Europe - as well as within the USA.

The order takes deals this year for Airbus c...

Air One orders ten more A320s

Air One orders ten more A320s
9 February 2007 Press Release

Air One has announced today the purchase of a further ten A320s, following contracts signed with Airbus in November and December last year. The Rome based airline, the second largest in Italy, has now firmly ordered a total of 40 A320s and has a further 25 options and 25 purchase rights, according t...

Airbus wins first Asian customer for VIP A340-500

7 February 2007 Press Release

 

 

Avion Aircraft Trading commits to six Airbus A330-200F

Avion Aircraft Trading commits to six Airbus A330-200F
6 February 2007 Press Release

Avion Aircraft Trading has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for six A330-200 Freighters. With this commitment Avion, based in Reykjavik, joins the launch customer base for the new Airbus freighter and becomes the first customer in Iceland for this aircraft type. Deliveries for these ...

New Asian customer orders Airbus Corporate Jetliner

6 February 2007 Press Release

A new Asian customer is to acquire an A319 Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), consolidating the aircraft?s presence in Asia, where total sales run into double-figures.

Asia - especially China and India - are experiencing rapid economic growth and, as companies expand, there is an increasing ne...

China Sonangol orders three Airbus Corporate Jetliners

China Sonangol orders three Airbus Corporate Jetliners
5 February 2007 Press Release

China Sonangol has disclosed a previously placed firm order for three Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs), becoming the first named Chinese customer for the aircraft. The announcement highlights the growth of corporate jets in China, as large companies increasingly recognise their benefits as business...

Comlux places repeat order for two A318 Elites

Comlux places repeat order for two A318 Elites
31 January 2007 Press Release

VVIP charter operator Comlux has placed a firm order for two more Airbus A318 Elites, taking its total orders for the type to five and making it - together with an undisclosed client - the joint largest customers.

Comlux is a launch customer for the A318 Elite, and will be the first to take ...

Czech Republic takes delivery of first Airbus ACJ

Czech Republic takes delivery of first Airbus ACJ
30 January 2007 Press Release

The Czech Republic has taken delivery of the first of the two Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) that it has ordered, becoming a new Airbus operator and highlighting the aircraft's appeal to governments throughout the world.

Airbus' ACJ is already the preferred choice of the Azerbai...

Airbus wins two new customers for VIP A340s

29 January 2007 Press Release

Airbus has won two new customers for VIP versions of its ultra long-haul A340s - one for an A340-500 and one for an A340-300 - highlighting their strong appeal to the business aviation market. The deals build on a customer-base of 40 or so VIP and government versions of Airbus widebodies already in ...

Royal Air Force of Oman orders two Airbus A320 Corporate Jets

Royal Air Force of Oman orders two Airbus A320 Corporate Jets
29 January 2007 Press Release

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has signed a contract for two A320s from the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family, becoming another new government customer for the company's increasingly popular corporate jets.

Airbus' ACJ Family has already been chosen by the Azerbaijan, Braz...

MNG Airlines commits for A330 Freighter

MNG Airlines commits for A330 Freighter
25 January 2007 Press Release

Following the industrial launch of the A330 Freighter on 17th January 2007, MNG Airlines, a Turkish cargo operator, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for two A330-200F plus one option. The Istanbul-based carrier herewith becomes a launch customer for the new Airbus freighter.

Establis...

Airbus A320 Family passes the 5,000th order mark

Airbus A320 Family passes the 5,000th order mark
25 January 2007 Press Release

With the 5,000th order for A320 Family aircraft, Airbus has reached a significant landmark, highlighting the Family's position as the benchmark for single-aisle airliners. In the last two years alone, the A320 Family has received orders for around 1,600 aircraft, making it not only the best-sel...

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