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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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Airbus A318 with CFM International engines approved for 180 min ETOPS

14 November 2006 Press Release

Airbus A318 models fitted with CFM International engines were approved for 180 minute Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS), on Monday 6th November. The approval was granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) validation of this approval is tar...

easyJet boosts order for Airbus A319s by 52 aircraft

14 November 2006 Press Release

UK-based low-cost carrier easyJet has signed a firm contract with Airbus for an additional 52 Airbus A319s, taking their total orders for the type to 192. The order propels easyJet to one of Airbus' biggest customers worldwide. In addition, easyJet has also taken an option on another 75 A319s.

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Pakistan?s Airblue expands fleet with Airbus A320

13 November 2006 Press Release

Airblue, Pakistan's fastest-growing airline has signed a firm contract for two Airbus A320 aircraft and is currently in negotiations for four more. The Aircraft will be dual configured with 157 seats in a dual class.

Airblue currently operates six A320 family aircraft and has already ca...

ALAFCO places another big order with Airbus

13 November 2006 Press Release

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international Aviation Lease and Finance Company, has signed a firm contract for six Airbus A320s. The contract comes on top of an order for 12 Airbus A350s with options on a further six A350s that were booked in 2005.



ALAFCO's main shareholder is Kuwait Finan...

Egypt's Air Cairo receives its first Aircraft - an Airbus A320

Egypt&apos;s Air Cairo receives its first Aircraft - an Airbus A320
13 November 2006 Press Release

Egypt-based carrier Air Cairo, has taken delivery of its first directly purchased aircraft, an Airbus A320, at a ceremony in Cairo. The delivery is the first from a total for four A320 aircraft ordered from Airbus.

Air Cairo plan to operate the aircraft on charter routes between Europe and w...

A380 Flight Test team awarded Aero-Club de France Aeronautic Golden Medal

8 November 2006 Press Release

Members of the Airbus A380 Flight Test team have received the prestigious "Aero-Club de France" Golden Medal, the greatest distinction that can be bestowed by the "Aero-Club de France". The Medal was given in recognition for the work in the development and flight-testing of the A380, the largest com...

Skybus becomes largest customer for Air+ by Airbus Support Package

6 November 2006 Press Release

Airbus has signed an agreement with Skybus Airlines for a Total Support Package to maintain its recently announced purchase of 65 A319 aircraft. This package is the most comprehensive selection ever of Airbus' fleet maintenance solutions built on the Air+ by Airbus services, offering a modular ...

Fabrice Brégier appointed Airbus Chief Operating Officer

Fabrice Brégier appointed Airbus Chief Operating Officer
31 October 2006 Press Release

Fabrice Brégier (45) has been appointed Airbus Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect by the EADS Board of Directors, while remaining a Member of the EADS Executive Committee. Together with Airbus CEO Louis Gallois, they will form the ?Airbus President's Office?.



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A380 begins technical route proving in final phase of certification process

31 October 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555 seat Airbus A380, will start its technical route proving exercise on 13th November 2006 to carry out function and reliability tests at key airports around the world. This exercise is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which i...

Shanghai Airlines becomes new Airbus customer by ordering five A321s

31 October 2006 Press Release

Shanghai Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of five A321s at the Zhuhai Airshow, making it a new Airbus customer and positioning the airline to become the 11th A320 family operator on the Chinese Mainland.

 

Airbus A318 continues steep approach tests for compatibility approval at London City Airport

30 October 2006 Press Release

An Airbus A318 powered by CFM International CFM56-5 engines successfully performed a series of compatibility tests, including steep approaches, at London City Airport on Saturday 28th October, demonstrating the aircraft's good neighbour characteristics. The trials complement those previously ca...

Airbus signs framework agreement with Chinese consortium on A320 Final Assembly Line in China

Airbus signs framework agreement with Chinese consortium on A320 Final Assembly Line in China
26 October 2006 Press Release

Airbus has signed today the Framework Agreement with a Chinese Consortium comprising Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ), China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) in Beijing on the establishment of an A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Ch

Airbus signed agreement with CASGC for largest single transaction ever - 170 aircraft

Airbus signed agreement with CASGC for largest single transaction ever - 170 aircraft
26 October 2006 Press Release

China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group Corporation (CASGC) signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the purchase of 150 A320 Family aircraft and a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 20 A350XWB aircraft with Airbus in Beijing.

 

New U.S. low-fare airline Skybus orders 65 Airbus A319s

26 October 2006 Press Release

 

 

Air One takes delivery of its first new Airbus A320

Air One takes delivery of its first new Airbus A320
24 October 2006 Press Release

Air One took delivery of its first A320. The delivery is the first of 30 aircraft that Rome based and Italian second largest airline has purchased, becoming a new Airbus customer and operator.



Air One selected Airbus' products to replace its current fleet of Boeing 737s and to expand ...

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