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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.

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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...

Spirit orders 30 A319s

Spirit orders 30 A319s
23 January 2007 Press Release

Spirit Airlines has placed a firm order for 30 A319s, bringing its total Airbus order to 44 (37 A319s and seven A321s). The deal was finalized in late 2006. Each of the single-aisle aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines' V2500s. Deliveries of the newly ordered aircraft are slat...

Airbus delivers A320 MSN3000 to AirAsia

Airbus delivers A320 MSN3000 to AirAsia
18 January 2007 Press Release

Airbus has today delivered A320 manufacturing serial number 3000 (MSN3000) to Asia's largest low cost carrier, AirAsia. The official handover to Dato' Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia by Louis Gallois, Airbus President and CEO, and co-CEO of EADS, took place at a ce...

Guggenheim Aviation Partners orders six A330-200F

18 January 2007 Press Release

Following the authorization to offer the A330 Freighter last summer, Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC (GAP), the US-based aviation investment firm, acting on behalf of one of its investment funds, is the first customer to sign a contract for the A330-200F, the newest member of the A330/A340 family....

Airbus 2006 results

17 January 2007 Press Release

While work on the completion of the financial results is still ongoing, it is estimated that Airbus will probably deliver a negative EBIT contribution for the full year of 2006, as EADS announced today.

 

Airbus A330-200 freighter receives industrial go-ahead

Airbus A330-200 freighter receives industrial go-ahead
17 January 2007 Press Release

Airbus was given the go-ahead from the Board of Directors of its parent company EADS for the industrial launch of its wide-body A330-200 Freighter aircraft, for which it has already received 26 commitments from two customers.

India?s Flyington Freighters orders six Airbus A330-200 freighters

16 January 2007 Press Release

Flyington Freighters Ltd, based in Hyderabad, India, have signed for six A330-200F aircraft, the newest freighter from Airbus and the newest member of the highly successful A330/A340 Family. Flyington Freighters Ltd is the first cargo airline to order the A330-200F, and the first aircraft will join ...

Intrepid Leasing commits to 20 A330 freighters

Intrepid Leasing commits to 20 A330 freighters
15 January 2007 Press Release

Following the authorization to offer the A330 Freighter last summer, Airbus has secured a commitment for the newest member of the A330/A340 Family - the A330-200F. U. S.-based Intrepid Aviation Group has signed a Letter of Intent for the purchase of 20 A330-200Fs, the newest freighter to join the Ai...

All Airbus sites and products covered by environmental certification

All Airbus sites and products covered by environmental certification
15 January 2007 Press Release

Airbus has become the first and only aerospace company in the world to receive International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001 environmental certification covering all the company's 16 production sites including Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, as well as all products throughout their li...

Airbus produces its first environment, social and economic report

15 January 2007 Press Release

Airbus has expanded the scope of its Environmental Report published every two years, to include social and economic issues for the first time.

Airbus believes that a key element of its success is to listen and respond to a wide range of stakeholders' environmental, social and economic e...

US Airways becomes largest user of AIRMAN ? Airbus? real-time maintenance tool

11 January 2007 Press Release

Following the success of AIRMAN in America West operations, Airbus' real-time maintenance and troubleshooting tool, Airbus Customer Services is pleased to welcome the fleet engineering team of US Airways as a new AIRMAN user. Airbus has signed an agreement with US Airways Group for the selectio...

Mexican Interjet to acquire ten additional A320s

10 January 2007 Press Release

The Mexican low-cost carrier Interjet has signed a contract with Airbus at the end of December 2006 for the acquisition of ten additional A320s, hereby converting their options into a firm order. These were part of an order for ten A320s plus ten options placed at the Paris Air Show in June 2005.

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Didier Evrard appointed new head of A350 programme

Didier Evrard appointed new head of A350 programme
10 January 2007 Press Release

Didier Evrard has been appointed Head of the A350 Programme with immediate effect.

Mr Evrard has previously been with MBDA, a world leader in missiles, where he led the MBDA Product Lines Directorate together with MBDA France since 2002.

Before its industrial launch, the A350...

100 more A320s for AirAsia

100 more A320s for AirAsia
8 January 2007 Press Release

AirAsia, the region's largest low cost carrier, has placed a firm order for an additional 50 A320s, with a further 50 A320s on option. The contract was signed on the 8th of January 2007 by Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers...

SALE orders twenty A320 Family aircraft

8 January 2007 Press Release

Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) has placed an order for twenty A320 Family aircraft, with an additional ten aircraft on option. The contract was signed at the end of December 2006. SALE is the largest leasing company customer for A320 Family aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region, having a...

Grupo Marsans expands its Airbus long haul fleet with the acquisition of up to 22 A330s

8 January 2007 Press Release

Grupo Marsans, the largest tourism and transport group in Spain, has signed a firm contract with Airbus on December 28th 2006 for the purchase of 12 A330-200 passenger aircraft, plus 10 options through Astra Worlwide International Leasing Limited (company integrated in the group). This follows the ...

Pegasus Aviation Finance Company orders two A350XWB and six A330-200s

Pegasus Aviation Finance Company orders two A350XWB and six A330-200s
4 January 2007 Press Release

U.S. based aircraft lessor Pegasus Aviation Finance Company has signed a firm contract for two A350XWBs and six A330-200s. The order is the first for the A350XWB since it was officially launched in November 2006 and marks a renewed vote of confidence in the aircraft from a US based customer.
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Qantas signs firm order for eight additional A380s

21 December 2006 Press Release

Qantas Airways has signed a firm order for eight more of the world?s largest and most advanced passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, taking the total number of A380s ordered by Australia?s national carrier to 20 aircraft.

 

Singapore Airlines boosts Airbus fleet with additional A380 orders

20 December 2006 Press Release

Singapore Airlines has committed to expansion of its Airbus A380 fleet with the signing of a contract for an additional nine orders and six new options, details of which were announced by the airline on 21st July 2006. The delivery positions were protected by options accompanying the airline's ...

SilkAir expands fleet with additional A320 aircraft

20 December 2006 Press Release

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has signed a contract for an additional 11 A320 aircraft, plus nine further options. The airline currently operates an all Airbus fleet of five A319s and eight A320s, with two additional A320 Family aircraft from an order in 2002 still to join the fl...

Asiana celebrates 100th aircraft delivery with another A330

Asiana celebrates 100th aircraft delivery with another A330
18 December 2006 Press Release

 

 

Airbus delivers first VIP A340-600 to SAAD Air

Airbus delivers first VIP A340-600 to SAAD Air
18 December 2006 Press Release

Airbus has delivered the first VIP version of its ultra long-haul A340-600, the world's longest airliner, to the private business group SAAD Air Ltd of Saudi Arabia, the first customer for the type.

The Airbus A340-600, which has yet to be outfitted with its VIP cabin, will seat around ...

AerCap orders 20 A330-200s

15 December 2006 Press Release

AerCap has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of 20 A330-200 passenger aircraft. With its proven benefits in terms of economics and a wide customer base, the A330-200 will assist AerCap in the growth of their portfolio which already includes more than 70 A320 Family aircraft. Headqu...

Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification

Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification
12 December 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, has received joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification on 12th December 2006. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

The EASA A3...

Comlux takes delivery of first Airbus A318 Elite

Comlux takes delivery of first Airbus A318 Elite
11 December 2006 Press Release

Zurich-based VVIP charter company Comlux has taken delivery of the first Airbus A318 Elite - one of three on order - which will make it the first to operate the type.



The aircraft will now be outfitted with a VIP cabin seating up to 18 passengers, by Lufthansa Technik at Hamburg, which is d...

Lufthansa further expands Airbus A340-600 long-range fleet

7 December 2006 Press Release

Lufthansa German Airlines is expanding its Airbus long-range fleet with an order for seven additional Airbus A340-600 aircraft. The new order raises the total number of A340s in Lufthansa's fleet to 52. With this order Airbus passes the milestone of 1000 aircraft sales of the A330/A340 Family, ...

A350 XWB Family receives industrial go-ahead

A350 XWB Family receives industrial go-ahead
1 December 2006 Press Release

Airbus was given the go-ahead for the industrial launch of the A350 XWB Family, a new medium capacity long-range extra wide-body Family from the Board of Directors of its parent company EADS. The decision is based on strong market demand and customer backing. Entry into service of the first A350 XWB...

A380 wraps up technical route proving after a final trip over both poles

30 November 2006 Press Release

The world?s largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, has successfully completed a series of technical route proving missions, receiving an enthusiastic welcome at each destination. Technical route proving is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which is expect

Robert Lafontan awarded 'Prix de l'Aeronautique et de l'Astronautique'

29 November 2006 Press Release

Robert Lafontan, Senior Vice President Engineering, Airbus A380 Programme, has received the prestigious "Prix de l'Aeronautique et de l'Astronautique", of the French Aeronautical and Astronautical Association, as a distinction for his outstanding achievements in the aeronautics sector. The...

Airbus completes a major A400M wing assembly milestone

29 November 2006 Press Release

The first set of wings for the first A400M military transport aircraft - MSN001 - passed a major milestone when the first whole wing was removed from its state-of-the-art assembly jig at Airbus' Filton, Bristol, UK site. The wing is the first-ever wing for an Airbus-built aircraft constructed l...

Galaxy Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A300-600F

27 November 2006 Press Release

Galaxy Airlines Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Sagawa Express Co. Ltd, one of the largest cargo business companies in Japan, took delivery of the first Airbus A300-600F freighter today in Toulouse, France. With the acquisition of its own freighter, Sagawa intends to offer lower fares than those of the ex...

Airbus' A330 long-range family reaches 600 sales

24 November 2006 Press Release

The A330 has reached the milestone of over 600 firm orders. This shows a strong market endorsement of Airbus? environmentally friendly, long-range twin-engine in production aircraft which is leader in the medium to extended range category. The milestone was reached with the firm order, previo

Some 22,700 new aircraft worth US$2.6 trillion required to meet fleet modernisation and growth

22 November 2006 Press Release

Between 2006 and 2025, some 22,700 new passenger and freight aircraft valued at US$2.6 trillion will be required by aircraft operators, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast. This represents an increase of some 5,400 aircraft compared with the previous one.

 

TAM signs contract for the acquisition of 37 additional Airbus aircraft

16 November 2006 Press Release

Brazil's largest airline, TAM has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the acquisition of

37 additional Airbus aircraft and 12 options (12 A319s, 16 A320s, three A321s and six A330s). With this new order TAM's fleet, directly acquired from Airbus, will reach 115 aircraft.



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Airbus A380 beats expectations during heavy crosswind tests in Iceland

16 November 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat A380, successfully completed crosswind tests in extreme wind conditions at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, on Friday 10th November. A minimum of 23 knots (42 km/h) crosswind must be demonstrated at take off and landing for its Type Certificatio...

TAROM of Romania receives its first new Airbus A318

15 November 2006 Press Release

Romanian national carrier TAROM received the first of four A318 aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg on Wednesday 15th November.



This A318 aircraft is equipped with flexible seating that can be configured to provide a two or single class layout. The two class layout will comprise 14...

Kingfisher Airlines takes delivery of first Indian based A321s

15 November 2006 Press Release

India's Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier headquartered in Mumbai, has taken delivery of four A321 single aisled aircraft. Their first A321 was delivered in late October 2006, in Hamburg, Germany. The deliveries make Kingfisher Airlines the A321s launch operator for an Indian based carrier.
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