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GoAir selects Airbus A320 Family aircraft

23 February 2006 Press Release

A320 Family Continues to be the Market Leader with Low-Cost Airlines



GoAir, the People's Airline, based in Mumbai, India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 10 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, plus 10 options to expand services to major business and leisure des...

Airbus MRO Network welcomes Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd (HAECO) as latest member

23 February 2006 Press Release

One of Asia's longest serving aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centres, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd. (HAECO), signed an agreement with Airbus to become a new member of the Airbus MRO Network. Established in 1950, HAECO has been supplying a range of aircraft service...

Indian signs contract for 43 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

Indian signs contract for 43 Airbus A320 Family aircraft
20 February 2006 Press Release

New Delhi: Indian Airlines Ltd, India's leading airline, today signed a contract for 43 Airbus A320 family aircraft. The deal was signed by the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Airlines Ltd, Dr. Vishwapati Trivedi and Executive Vice President, Airbus Dr. Kiran Rao in the presence of His...

Shenzhen Airlines receives its first two A319s

Shenzhen Airlines receives its first two A319s
17 February 2006 Press Release

Shenzhen Airlines has taken delivery of its first two Airbus A319s today, becoming a new operator of this aircraft type in China. Powered by CFM International's CFM56-5B engines, the aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, which will provide spacious space for 128 passengers.
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Airbus to test new wing tip devices for A320 Family

15 February 2006 Press Release

Airbus is studying the value of new wing tip devices for its Single Aisle Family as part of its commitment of continuous improvement. Airbus seeks to apply innovations to its products whenever it makes sense and brings real benefits to operators.



Wing tip devices are designed to improve wi...

Airbus sets up new Middle East operations company

14 February 2006 Press Release

Airbus has created a subsidiary called "Airbus Middle East". Headquartered at the Dubai Airport Free Zone, it will be in charge of all commercial activities, including marketing, sales, contracts and customer relations, as well as all customer service activities, such as spare parts, training, and t...

Airbus A380 heads to Asian Aerospace?06 after successful cold soak trials in Canada

Airbus A380 heads to Asian Aerospace?06 after successful cold soak trials in Canada
14 February 2006 Press Release

Airbus' A380 MSN004 has returned from Iqaluit, Canada, where it successfully completed the cold weather test campaign, and is now preparing to head for Asian Aerospace '06 in Singapore. The aircraft will perform daily flying displays during the show which is due to begin on 21st February. ...

Hamburg International new customer for Airbus A319

Hamburg International new customer for Airbus A319
13 February 2006 Press Release

Hamburg International has become a new customer for the Airbus A319 with an order for 14 aircraft of the type, plus another six on option. Ten of those aircraft will replace the airline's current fleet of previous-generation single-aisle aircraft. Airbus will deliver the aircraft configured in ...

First GP7200 engine installed on 5th A380 flight test aircraft

First GP7200 engine installed on 5th A380 flight test aircraft
1 February 2006 Press Release

The first of four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines has been installed on the fifth A380 test aircraft, MSN009, at the Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. Once all four engines are installed in March the aircraft will join the flight test programme as part of the certification campaign by mid-2006...

Singapore Technologies Marine selected to build A380 transport vessels

31 January 2006 Press Release

Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine), a leading shipbuilder which is part of the Singapore Technologies Engineering Group, has been selected to build two large roll-on and roll-off vessels for the shipment of A380 sections. The two vessels are due for delivery in 2008 and will join the existing...

ANA to add five more A320s configured for international routes

27 January 2006 Press Release

All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan placed an order with Airbus last year for the purchase of three of Airbus? popular single-aisle A320s. The Japanese carrier is also to lease two additional A320 aircraft. These A320s are configured for ANA?s international routes. With the introduction of a further f...

Airbus at Asian Aerospace ?06

26 January 2006 Press Release

A380 to be displayed at the show for the first time



Airbus comes to Asian Aerospace '06 with a positive outlook after achieving record orders, deliveries and profitability in 2005. During the year, Airbus received 1,111 gross orders, delivered 378 aircraft and recorded a ...

Air Europa orders 10 A350s with two more on option

25 January 2006 Press Release

Air Europa has announced today that it firmed up its order for 10 A350-800s and two further options, for deliveries between 2010 and 2012. The contract was signed at the end of December. Air Europa will also lease three A350s from the leasing company GECAS. The Spanish scheduled airline became the f...

China Eastern Airlines receives its first A330-300 aircraft

China Eastern Airlines receives its first A330-300 aircraft
25 January 2006 Press Release

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A330-300 thus becoming the launch operator of the aircraft on the Chinese Mainland. The aircraft is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines and, will seat 300 passengers in a two-class layout with 38 seats in business class.

"These new ...

BMED takes delivery of first ordered Airbus A321

19 January 2006 Press Release

BMED of the UK, a British Airways franchise partner, today took delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321s on order, as part of an expansion that will lead to a doubling of its fleet.



The Airbus A321 is powered by International Aero Engines V2500s, and seats 149 passengers in a two-class l...

2005: Airbus continues to lead

17 January 2006 Press Release

2005 was a record year for Airbus in all terms, be it for deliveries, order intake and profitability. In terms of orders Airbus continued to outsell its competitor for the fifth consecutive year, while continuing to lead in terms of deliveries for the third year in a row. Airbus also achieved

Volaris orders up to 56 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

Volaris orders up to 56 Airbus A320 Family aircraft
12 January 2006 Press Release

The new Mexican start-up airline Volaris, with headquarters in Toluca, Mexico City, has signed a contract with Airbus for the acquisition of 16 firm A319s with options for 40 additional A320 Family aircraft.

Volaris' A319s will carry 144 passengers in a comfortable single class configur...

Air One orders 30 A320s and places options for further 60 Aircraft

Air One orders 30 A320s and places options for further 60 Aircraft
12 January 2006 Press Release

Rome based Air One, the second largest airline in Italy, has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A320s, with 60 more on option, becoming a new Airbus customer.



Air One's newly ordered A320s, powered by CFM International CFM56-5B6/P engines, and offering a comfortable ...

Air Deccan orders 30 more Airbus A320s

Air Deccan orders 30 more Airbus A320s
3 January 2006 Press Release

Air Deccan placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 more A320s on 22nd December, taking its firm orders for the type to 62 aircraft.

Each Airbus A320 will seat 180 passengers in a single-class layout, with wider seats than competing single-aisle aircraft. A choice of engines has yet to be anno...

Eurofly orders new Airbus A350

3 January 2006 Press Release

Eurofly has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of three A350-800s with three more on option, and becomes the Italian launch customer for Airbus' new 250 - 300 seat long range airliner. Eurofly is also leasing two additional A330-200s, bringing its total fleet of the type to five. <B...

Bangkok Airways selects A350 for new long range services

30 December 2005 Press Release

After an extensive evaluation of the competing next generation of long haul aircraft, Bangkok Airways has announced its decision to acquire six Airbus A350s for operation on new long range services from Thailand to Europe commencing in 2012.

The airline currently operates a fleet of seve...

easyJet signs for 20 more Airbus A319s

easyJet signs for 20 more Airbus A319s
22 December 2005 Press Release

UK-based low-cost carrier easyJet has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 20 more Airbus A319s, taking its total firm orders for the type to 140 and consolidating its role as the largest European customer for the A320 Family.

Like the rest of easyJet's Airbus A319 fleet, the new airc...

Brazilian TAM becomes A350 launch customer in Latin America

Brazilian TAM becomes A350 launch customer in Latin America
21 December 2005 Press Release

Major Brazilian carrier TAM has signed a firm contract for ten A350-900s plus five options. TAM's intention to buy the A350 was initially announced at the Paris Air Show in June, when it announced a commitment for eight aircraft

Deliveries of the all-new A350s are scheduled to start at ...

Pratt & Whitney PW6000 powered Airbus A318 earns EASA type certificate

21 December 2005 Press Release

The Airbus A318 powered by the new Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engine has been granted its type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This follows an extensive flight test period, which started in December 2004 and comprised some 540 flight test hours in around 240 flights.


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Airbus inaugurates new "AIRTAC" facility

21 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus inaugurated its new state-of-the-art AIRTAC (Airbus Technical Aircraft-on-ground Centre) support centre. The aim of the AIRTAC team is to minimise on-the-ground-time for aircraft for trouble shooting and repairs.



The new AIRTAC facilities are fitted with the most innovative technolog...

Airbus places additional work packages with Russian manufacturers

21 December 2005 Press Release

As part of its commitment to broaden industrial co-operation with Russia, Airbus is placing additional large work packages for aircraft of the A320, A330/A340 and A380 Families with two Russian companies - IRKUT Scientific Production Corporation and Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO). T...

Airbus A318 Elite sales reach double-figures with new order

Airbus A318 Elite sales reach double-figures with new order
20 December 2005 Press Release

Sales of the Airbus A318 Elite have reached double-figures with a further five firm orders from an undisclosed multinational corporation. The deal takes A318 Elite sales to 13 aircraft plus eight options, and those of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family to more than 60.



All five A318...

Turkish Airlines receives its first Airbus A330-200 and its first purchased Airbus A320

15 December 2005 Press Release

Turkish Airlines (THY) took delivery of the first of its five long haul Airbus A330-200s and the first of its 19 purchased Airbus A320s, during a recent ceremony held in Istanbul. The A330-200 aircraft are powered by General Electric CF6-80E1 engines and the A320s by International Aero Engines V2500...

Airbus announces third consecutive spare parts price freeze

13 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus has today announced its decision not to increase prices for Airbus proprietary parts in 2006, thus keeping prices at the current level. This follows price reduction and price freeze initiatives taken by Airbus Spares Support and Services over the recent years. This third consecutive price fre...

UPS signs firm contract for A380

13 December 2005 Press Release

Following a commitment announced in January 2005, Atlanta, Georgia-based UPS has formally signed the contract for 10 Airbus A380 freighter aircraft.



Deliveries to UPS are scheduled between 2009 and 2012. The company has not yet made its engine selection.



"The A380?s strength as a ...

Aegean Airlines becomes new Airbus customer ordering eight Airbus A320s with an option for another 12 A320s

Aegean Airlines becomes new Airbus customer ordering eight Airbus A320s with an option for another 12 A320s
12 December 2005 Press Release

Aegean Airlines, the fast-growing Greek airline, has placed a firm order for eight A320s, with options for an additional twelve A320 family aircraft.



The new A320s will replace older aircraft in Aegean's fleet, and also be used for expansion on both domestic and international routes f...

AirAsia initiates total fleet renewal with Airbus A320

AirAsia initiates total fleet renewal with Airbus A320
9 December 2005 Press Release

AirAsia, the region's fastest growing low cost carrier, has initiated a total fleet renewal with the delivery of the first of sixty A320s at an official ceremony held at the LIMA Airshow in Langkawi, Malaysia today. The event was attended by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister of ...

Finnair selects A350 for future long-haul fleet

Finnair selects A350 for future long-haul fleet
7 December 2005 Press Release

After an exhaustive evaluation of the competing next generation of long-haul aircraft, Finnair has announced its decision to acquire nine Airbus A350-900s to modernise and strengthen its long-range fleet. The first A350-900s will be delivered in 2011, offering unrivalled performance and economics ac...

Germanwings confirms A319 order

Germanwings confirms A319 order
7 December 2005 Press Release

Germanwings, the rapidly-expanding Cologne-based low-cost carrier (LCC), has signed a contract for 18 Airbus A319s. The order follows an earlier announcement of the airline?s decision to further expand its fleet of Airbus single-aisle aircraft. The new aircraft are the first that Germanwings has acq...

Philippine Airlines selects more A320s for fleet modernisation

Philippine Airlines selects more A320s for fleet modernisation
6 December 2005 Press Release

Philippine Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for nine A320s and taken options on a further five aircraft, as part of its long term fleet modernisation programme. In addition, the airline will be leasing two new A320s and two new A319s from GE Capital Aviation Services. The A320s will be c...

CASGC signs agreement for largest ever Chinese order with purchase of 150 A320 Family aircraft

CASGC signs agreement for largest ever Chinese order with purchase of 150 A320 Family aircraft
5 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus is setting a new and significant record in its 20 years of close cooperation with the Chinese civil aviation industry by signing a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the purchase of 150 A320 family aircraft with China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group (CASGC) during the visit of Chines...

Airbus to extend industrial cooperation with China

Airbus to extend industrial cooperation with China
4 December 2005 Press Release

The National Development & Reform Commission of China (NDRC) and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the cooperation between the Chinese civil aviation industry and the European manufacturer. The MOU sets the frame for a further upgrade of the cooperation between both parties....

Airbus establishes research agreement with Australia?s CRC-ACS

1 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus is proud to announce the establishment of a Research and Technology Framework Agreement with Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures Limited (CRC-ACS) based in Melbourne, Victoria.



This Agreement follows Airbus' successful ten-year working ...

US Airways firms up order for 20 A350s

US Airways firms up order for 20 A350s
29 November 2005 Press Release

Following a commitment announced in May 2005 by US Airways and America West, US Airways Group - the merged entity of the two low-cost carriers - has firmed up their order and signed the contract for 20 Airbus A350 aircraft. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection or seating configurat...

New Chinese airline East Star to introduce 20 Airbus A320s

28 November 2005 Press Release

East Star Airlines, a new Chinese airline based in Wuhan, today signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for the purchase of 10 A320s plus a firm lease deal with GE Commercial Aviation Service (GECAS) for another 10 A320s, becoming a new Airbus customer in China. Deliveries of the leased A320s to East ...

Airbus announces $14 billion worth of orders during airshow

23 November 2005 Press Release

Airbus announced orders and commitments (excluding options) for 157 airliners worth around $14 billion during the Dubai air show. The deals reaffirm Airbus' leading role in the airliner business and reflect an increasingly strong market recovery.



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AerCap to acquire 70 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

23 November 2005 Press Release

AerCap has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of 70 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. AerCap was formerly known as debis AirFinance, which was recently acquired by Cerberus.



AerCap (then debis AirFinance) had already ordered 31 Airbus A320 Family aircraft in 1999. The new deal will take ...

International Lease Finance Corporation selects Airbus A350

International Lease Finance Corporation selects Airbus A350
22 November 2005 Press Release

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), the world?s largest commercial leasing company and a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc, has signed a contract with Airbus for 12 new A350 aircraft.

"The Airbus A350 is the natural choice for a global lessor like us," said ILFC Cha...

Kingfisher to acquire 30 more Airbus A320s

Kingfisher to acquire 30 more Airbus A320s
21 November 2005 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines is to acquire 30 more Airbus A320 Family aircraft, continuing its major fleet expansion. Deliveries of the aircraft, which will comprise a mix of A319s and A320s, are due to begin in early 2008.

 

Kingfisher already flies seven Airbus A320s on ro

TAP to acquire 10 Airbus A350 and 7 A330 aircraft

TAP to acquire 10 Airbus A350 and 7 A330 aircraft
21 November 2005 Press Release

TAP Portugal, an all-Airbus operator, has announced the decision to acquire 10 Airbus A350s and seven Airbus A330-200s to modernise and reinforce its long-haul fleet. TAP?s decision confirms herewith the number of sales for the A350 of 143 aircraft from 10 customers.

 

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Jazeera Airways orders six more Airbus A320s

Jazeera Airways orders six more Airbus A320s
20 November 2005 Press Release

Jazeera Airways, the new, privately owned airline of Kuwait, has signed a contract with Airbus for six more Airbus A320s, taking its total orders for the model to ten.

Jazeera Airways inaugurated airline services last month with its first two aircraft. It will use the additional A320s to inc...

ALAFCO signs contract for 12 Airbus A350s

ALAFCO signs contract for 12 Airbus A350s
20 November 2005 Press Release

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, has signed a contract for 12 Airbus A350s with options on six more, reaffirming the commitment that it announced in June. It is the first leasing company to select the new jetliner.

Deliveries of ALAFCO?s A350-800s are due to b...

National Air Services orders 10 Airbus A318 Elite aircraft

National Air Services orders 10 Airbus A318 Elite aircraft
19 November 2005 Press Release

National Air Services (NAS), the largest provider of VVIP and executive air transport services in the Middle East, has made a firm commitment to purchase five A318 Elites and has taken an option for five additional aircraft, becoming the launch customer in the Middle East for this new member of the ...

New A340-600 takes to the skies

New A340-600 takes to the skies
18 November 2005 Press Release

A new variant of the successful A340-500/600 Family took to the skies today during a four and half hour maiden flight over Toulouse as part of 6 month certification campaign.

The new A340-500/600 will offer customers greater range and a higher maximum payload compared to its nearest comp...

Airbus wins Business Leader position in 2005 Scientific American 50

17 November 2005 Press Release

Airbus has been named as a "Business Leader" in this year?s Scientific American 50 Annual Listing for its accomplishments in the development of the world?s largest and most modern aircraft, the A380.



The leading U.S. magazine's prestigious annual list recognises outstanding act...

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