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First US customer takes delivery of Airbus ACJ

15 May 2006 Press Release

Pharmair Corporation, a privately held Florida-based company, has taken delivery of an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), becoming the first US customer for one of the company's business jets, as well as a new operator.



The aircraft, which was delivered without its cabin, is to be comple...

Airbus displays three aircraft Family members at ILA 2006 Berlin Airshow

15 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus will be the only manufacturer of large commercial airliners present at ILA 2006 Berlin Airshow (16-21 May), Germany. The European aircraft manufacturer will fly three of its aircraft to Berlin, representing the most modern Family of commercial aircraft in the world: the A318 single-aisle jet,...

Airbus A318 lands at London City Airport

15 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus undertook A318 airport compatibility tests at London City Airport on Saturday, May 13th, 2006, an important part of the programme aimed at enabling the aircraft to undertake commercial flights at the airport.



Offering twice the range of existing aircraft serving London City Airport, ...

Full-scale cabin test and 10,000 flight cycles fatigue test a success for Airbus A380 programme

Full-scale cabin test and 10,000 flight cycles fatigue test a success for Airbus A380 programme
10 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus reached two major test milestones in the A380 programme this week.

 

In Hamburg, Germany, Airbus successfully completed the first extensive ground cabin tests in a fully-equipped A380. During five hours of testing, 474 passengers and 20 crew memb

Airbus A320 Family approved for 180 minute ETOPS by the FAA

9 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus A320, A321 and A319, including the corporate jet version, are approved for 180 minute extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS). The approval was granted by the Federal Aviation Administration after European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had granted the same approval in March 2004.
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JETALLIANCE becomes first Austrian customer for Airbus ACJ

3 May 2006 Press Release

VIP charter operator JETALLIANCE, based in Austria, has placed a firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), becoming the first Austrian customer.

JETALLIANCE Flugbetriebs AG is one of the world's leading business-jet enterprises, with a fleet of over 37 aircraft with an average ...

Frontier places its first A320 order - ten A320s to join the all-Airbus carrier

2 May 2006 Press Release

Frontier Airlines, of Denver, Colorado, has finalized a contract for six A320s, the first time the low-cost carrier has selected the aircraft type. The incremental order comes less than one year after Frontier converted to an all-Airbus operator. Also as part of the agreement, Frontier is converting...

CASGC/Airbus Training and Support Centre contract renewed for two more decades

CASGC/Airbus Training and Support Centre contract renewed for two more decades
27 April 2006 Press Release

China Aviation Suppliers Import and Export Group Corporation (CASGC) and Airbus extended their cooperation agreement for the joint venture CASC/Airbus Training and Support Centre for two more decades. The companies announced this at a ceremony held today in Beijing celebrating the 10th anniversary o...

Airbus A330 fitted with Trent 772C engines approved for 180 min ETOPS

26 April 2006 Press Release

Airbus A330-243 and A330-343 fitted with new Trent 772C engines were approved for 180 min Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS) on Thursday April 20th, 2006. The approval was granted by the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).



The first aircraft fitted with these engines will...

A380 to make its British debut at London Heathrow

26 April 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555 seat Airbus A380, will make its British debut when it flies into London's Heathrow Airport on 18th May 2006, to carry out airport compatibility checks in conjunction with airport operator British Airports Authority (BAA). London Heathrow is...

Kingfisher grows its Airbus fleet with purchase of five A340-500

Kingfisher grows its Airbus fleet with purchase of five A340-500
24 April 2006 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier headquartered in Mumbai, India signed a contract for five Airbus A340-500 and an option for five more, on Monday, April 24th, 2006, in Hannover, Germany. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2008. The aircraft are the latest high gross weight versions, allowing...

Newly certified A340-600 brings 18% higher productivity

Newly certified A340-600 brings 18% higher productivity
14 April 2006 Press Release

Airbus has achieved certification for the latest version of the long range A340-600, the 380 tonne variant from The European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA). The new aircraft brings extended range, greater passenger capacity and overall substantially enhanced productivity for airlines. This conclu...

Airbus Super Transporter Beluga flies Egypt's Sunken Treasures to exposition in Europe

Airbus Super Transporter Beluga flies Egypt's Sunken Treasures to exposition in Europe
11 April 2006 Press Release

The Airbus A300-600ST, the aircraft manufacturer&apos;s Super Transporter, which is also known as "Beluga", supports the exhibition "Egypt&apos;s Sunken Treasures" by carrying some of the artefacts from Egypt to European destinations. "Egypt&apos;s Sunken Treasur...

Airbus presents all new A350 cabin at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2006

3 April 2006 Press Release

Airbus will present the all-new A350 cabin during this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo from April 4th to 6th in Hamburg/Germany. The market leading aircraft manufacturer will display a full-scale 12 meter cabin mock-up on its Hall 6 stand, highlighting three main drivers: Comfort, Efficiency and Serv...

Finnair orders A350s and A340s for future long-haul fleet

Finnair orders A350s and A340s for future long-haul fleet
30 March 2006 Press Release

Finnair has firmed up its decision to acquire the A350 by signing a firm contract for the purchase of nine Airbus A350-900s. The Finnish carrier also has options for four additional aircraft. Finnair had initially announced its intention to modernise and increase its long range capacity with the new...

CSA Czech Airlines takes delivery of its first new A320

30 March 2006 Press Release

The Czech national carrier CSA Czech Airlines took delivery of its first directly purchased A320 during a ceremony in Toulouse today. The delivery is the first of 12 aircraft included in CSA's purchase contract last year for the six A319s and six A320s, and follows the delivery of aircraft from...

Authorities approve A380 successful evacuation trial

29 March 2006 Press Release

The European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA) and the American Federal Aviation Administration, FAA gave their "seal of approval" to the successful A380 evacuation trial performed at Airbus' site in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday, 26th March, during which 853 passengers and 20 crew members left t...

A380 successfully completes evacuation test

A380 successfully completes evacuation test
26 March 2006 Press Release

Airbus successfully completed the passenger evacuation trial on development A380 MSN7, paving the way for the Authorities to certify the aircraft in time for delivery by the end of 2006. During the trial, all of the 873 participants were able to leave the aircraft and reach ground within the 90 seco...

Airbus continues to strengthen its partnership with Poland

23 March 2006 Press Release

Airbus, leading aircraft manufacturer and Technology Partners, Polish foundation of major applied research organisations announced their intention to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on research and technology projects. Thus Airbus continues to strengthen its partnership with Poland.


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Airbus awards A318 Elite outfitting to Lufthansa Technik

Airbus awards A318 Elite outfitting to Lufthansa Technik
16 March 2006 Press Release

Airbus has signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik (LHT) in Hamburg for the cabin-outfitting of A318 Elites, the newest and most affordable member of its corporate jet family. It simultaneously concluded a contract with A318 Elite launch customer Comlux of Switzerland, for the outfitting of its fir...

Aer Lingus expands its Airbus long haul fleet with purchase of two A330s

14 March 2006 Press Release

Aer Lingus has signed a contract with Airbus in Dublin for the purchase of two Airbus A330 aircraft, bringing the total number of the airline?s long haul fleet to nine Airbus A330s. Both aircraft will be delivered in mid 2007.



The two new A330 aircraft, an A330-200 and an A330-300, will be...

Airbus A380 reaches milestone of 1000 flight hours

Airbus A380 reaches milestone of 1000 flight hours
10 March 2006 Press Release

The Airbus A380 programme has reached the milestone of 1000 flight hours during the flight test programme for the aircraft type since the first flight of MSN1 on 27th April 2005. The 1000th flight hour was achieved after MSN1 took off from the manufacturer?s home base in Toulouse, France, at 09.40 h...

Czech Republic orders two Airbus ACJs

Czech Republic orders two Airbus ACJs
9 March 2006 Press Release

The Czech Republic has ordered two Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs), joining the growing number of governments and private customers that have chosen the aircraft following an official call for tender. Total sales of the Airbus ACJ Family now stand at some 70 aircraft.

The Czech Republic ha...

A300/A310 Final Assembly to be completed by July 2007

7 March 2006 Press Release

In response to market demand for its newer aircraft ranges Airbus will progressively phase out the A300/A310 final assembly. This follows more than 35 years of successful marketing and production of Airbus&apos; original aircraft programme. The last A300-600 aircraft on order will be handed over...

Yemenia-Yemen Airways to order up to 10 A350

Yemenia-Yemen Airways to order up to 10 A350
6 March 2006 Press Release

Yemenia-Yemen Airways, based in Sanaa, has selected the Airbus A350 for its long haul fleet modernization programme and has signed a preliminary agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of six aircraft of the type, with options for another four. The selection of the A350-800 by the airline followed...

Airbus fuel systems test facility opened at the Airbus site in Filton, UK

28 February 2006 Press Release

A new 24 million Euro (£16 million) test facility at Airbus' Filton, UK site is being opened today by His Royal Highness the Duke of York, during a visit to Bristol in his role as UK Special Representative for Trade and Investment. The Airbus Fuel Systems Test Facility, the first of its kind i...

Airbus begins UK production of its first A400M wing component

24 February 2006 Press Release

The A400M military airlifter has taken another leap forward as wing manufacturing has begun at Airbus' Filton, Bristol site with machining of the first wing rib for the first production aircraft. The three metre long aluminium alloy block or 'billet' will become 'wing rib ten&ap...

Adam Air of Indonesia selects 30 Airbus A320s for fleet modernisation

Adam Air of Indonesia selects 30 Airbus A320s for fleet modernisation
23 February 2006 Press Release

Adam Air, a rapidly growing Indonesian low-cost carrier has selected the Airbus A320 for a complete fleet modernisation by initially leasing six aircraft and confirming the intention to build-up a fleet of thirty aircraft over the next five years. The long term A320 fleet will comprise of both lease...

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...

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