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A380 - Grand Award winner - according to leading U.S. Popular Science magazine

10 November 2005 Press Release

"Popular Science" magazine, a leading U.S. monthly has announced Airbus' A380 as a Grand Award winner in its 18th Annual "Best of What's New" issue. The Airbus A380, the world's newest and largest aircraft, beat fierce competition from thousands of other technological and innovative p...

Airbus introduces A318 Elite

Airbus introduces A318 Elite
10 November 2005 Press Release

Airbus' Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family has just grown bigger, with the introduction of a new member, the A318 Elite, based on the company's smallest airliner.



With the same wide cabin as the rest of the popular Airbus A320 Family, the A318 Elite makes big-jet comfort and style even m...

Airbus and AVIC 1 sign a protocol extending cooperation on a $500 million contract for the A320 Family wing cooperation programme

9 November 2005 Press Release

China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC 1) and Airbus signed a protocol to confirm the extension of their cooperation in activities to produce A320 Family wing boxes in China. The protocol was signed today in London during Chinese President Hu Jintao's official visit to Britain.

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Airbus ACJ is first to win Chinese order in large-bizjet class

9 November 2005 Press Release

An undisclosed Chinese customer has placed a firm order this year for three Airbus corporate jetliners (ACJs), marking the first sale of a large modern business-jet in this important and fast-growing market.



Deliveries of all three Airbus ACJs will start in 2006, and each will be powered ...

Airbus' ACJ Family reaches milestone of 50 sales

Airbus? ACJ Family reaches milestone of 50 sales
9 November 2005 Press Release

Airbus' Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family has reached the milestone of 50 sales, highlighting its success in a diverse range of markets that include private companies, individuals, executive airlines and governments. The milestone was reached with the sale of four aircraft to an undisclosed customer e...

Interjet orders up to 20 A320s

Interjet orders up to 20 A320s
7 November 2005 Press Release

The Mexican start-up Interjet has signed a contract with Airbus for the acquisition of ten firm A320s plus 10 options, becoming a new Airbus customer. This deal confirms Interjet?s selection of the Airbus aircraft as announced during the Paris Air Show in June.

Deliveries of the newly ordere...

Airbus A380 tour update

4 November 2005 Press Release

At the request of Rolls-Royce, as a precautionary measure, two Trent 900 engines are being replaced on A380 number One. This follows a thorough review by the engine manufacturer of an earlier engine change, and leads to a slight shift in the A380 tour to Asia and Australia. The A380 is now due to ar...

Airbus holds ?Executive Forum 2005? in Japan; Top executives demonstrate Airbus? committment to Japan

26 October 2005 Press Release

Airbus top executives held "Executive Forum 2005" in Tokyo today, attended by some 300 guests

Jet Airways signs purchase agreement for ten Airbus A330s

Jet Airways signs purchase agreement for ten Airbus A330s
25 October 2005 Press Release

Jet Airways has signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for ten A330-200s, becoming an early Indian customer for the popular A330 family. The deal reaffirms Jet Airways' selection of the aircraft in June. Jet Airways also has taken options for another ten aircraft.

Deliveries of the A33...

Jazeera Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A320

Jazeera Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A320
25 October 2005 Press Release

Jazeera Airways, the new, privately owned airline of Kuwait, has taken delivery of the first of four A320s, becoming a new Airbus operator. It plans to offer low-fare services to destinations in the Middle East, beginning later this month.

The Airbus A320 was handed over to Jazeera Airways C...

Aeroflot orders seven Airbus A321 aircraft

24 October 2005 Press Release

Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier, has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of seven A321 aircraft for its medium-haul fleet modernisation programme. Deliveries of the newly ordered aircraft are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2006.



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Air Berlin and NIKI reveal first newly delivered A320s

Air Berlin and NIKI reveal first newly delivered A320s
18 October 2005 Press Release

The German low-cost carrier Air Berlin and its Austrian partner NIKI have taken delivery of their first newly delivered Airbus A320 aircraft out of an order for 60 from Air Berlin and 10 for NIKI. The airlines present both aircraft to the public during a ceremony at Berlin-Tempelhof airport.
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The second A380 takes to the air - Flight testing has passed 100th flight

The second A380 takes to the air -  Flight testing has passed 100th  flight
18 October 2005 Press Release

The second A380 (MSN004) has successfully taken to the air today at 10:49 a.m, joining the first A380 (MSN001) in the flight test campaign which started on 27th April. Since its first flight, MSN001 has successfully completed more than 100 flights and over 350 flight hours.

The maiden flight...

Airbus A380 to visit cities in Europe, Asia-Pacific & Middle East

Airbus A380 to visit cities in Europe, Asia-Pacific & Middle East
13 October 2005 Press Release

The world's newest and largest airliner, the Airbus A380, is to visit Frankfurt in Germany for airport compatibility verification tests at the end of this month, and will fly to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in the first half of November. It will then be on display at the D...

Eurofly selects new Airbus A350 - adds more A330-200s to its fleet

Eurofly selects new Airbus A350 - adds more A330-200s to its fleet
13 October 2005 Press Release

Eurofly has signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for three A350-800 aircraft and is leasing two additional A330-200s, to reinforce its long haul fleet and to open up new long haul destinations. Eurofly?s decision brings the number of commitments for the new A350 to 143, from ten customers.

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LAN Airlines orders up to 40 A320 Family aircraft

LAN Airlines orders up to 40 A320 Family aircraft
11 October 2005 Press Release

LAN Airlines ("LAN") with headquarters in Santiago (Chile) has signed a contract with Airbus for the acquisition of 25 A320 Family aircraft plus 15 options. This order confirms LAN's previous announcement of June 2005 and brings their total orders for Airbus aircraft to 59. Deliveries of the ne...

Airbus launches the new A350 aircraft

Airbus launches the new A350 aircraft
6 October 2005 Press Release

Following approval by its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems, Airbus has formally launched the new passenger long-range A350 aircraft, for which it has already received 140 firm order commitments from nine world-renowned customers*.

Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert, emphasizes the sig...

Air France orders three additional A318s

Air France orders three additional A318s
28 September 2005 Press Release

Air France has placed a firm order for three A318 single-aisle aircraft. Powered by CFM International CFM56 engines, the Air France A318s will seat up to 123 passengers in a single-class layout. Deliveries of these aircraft, which will be operated to medium-haul destinations in metropolitan France a...

Hainan Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A319

Hainan Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A319
23 September 2005 Press Release

Hainan Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319 aircraft today in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft will arrive at Xi'an International Airport in the Shanxi Province tomorrow, where a formal handover ceremony will take place.



The A319 is powered by CFM International CFM56-5b e...

TACA, first airline in Latin America to operate the A321

TACA, first airline in Latin America to operate the A321
23 September 2005 Press Release

TACA, one of the most important airlines in Latin America, took delivery today of its first A321, becoming the first operator of the type in Latin America. TACA placed an additional order for 14 Single Aisle Airbus aircraft of which five A321s at the end of 2004.



TACA was also the first ope...

Alitalia to install Airbus? new navigation system

16 September 2005 Press Release

Alitalia has become the latest single-aisle operator to benefit from Airbus' new air traffic control data link navigation system.



The Italian airline will install the new Airbus Future Air Navigation System B (FANS B) on 23 A321s. The airline became the third airline to adopt FANS B af...

Airbus demonstrates first multipurpose wireless cabin network at WAEA in Hamburg

15 September 2005 Press Release

Airbus demonstrates the world?s first multipurpose wireless cabin network at the 26th Conference and Exhibition of the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) from 20 to 23 September in Hamburg.

Airbus' wireless cabin network will introduce a completely new way of integrating wir...

FedEx orders six A300-600s

11 September 2005 Press Release

FedEx is growing its substantial Airbus fleet with a new order for six A300-600 freighter aircraft

4,000th Airbus aircraft delivered to Lufthansa

4,000th Airbus aircraft delivered to Lufthansa
9 September 2005 Press Release

Airbus reached a significant milestone today when the 4,000th aircraft to come off the production line was delivered to its customers Lufthansa; the Frankfurt-based airline took delivery of the twin-aisle A330-300 at a special ceremony in Toulouse, France.

Commenting on this achievement, Gus...

Airbus supporting Hurricane Katrina relief effort

Airbus supporting Hurricane Katrina relief effort
7 September 2005 Press Release

'Beluga' aircraft transporting critical aid from U.K., France to Gulf Coast

New customer Wizz Air orders 12 A320 Family aircraft

New customer Wizz Air orders 12 A320 Family aircraft
7 September 2005 Press Release

Wizz Air, Central and Eastern Europe?s largest low-fare, low-cost airline has signed a contract for 12 firm A320 Family aircraft, including A319s and A320s, plus 12 options, becoming a new Airbus customer. All the aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines V2500-A5s and be configured in ...

China Southern Airlines jointly with CASGC orders ten additional Airbus A330s

China Southern Airlines jointly with CASGC orders ten additional Airbus A330s
6 September 2005 Press Release

China Southern Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus today in Beijing for the purchase of ten additional Airbus A330s, which comprises eight A330-300s and two A330-200s. China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group (CASGC) was also involved in this deal by signing a GTA with Airbus. The ten ...

AZAL takes delivery of its first Airbus A319

AZAL takes delivery of its first Airbus A319
2 September 2005 Press Release

The Azerbaijan flag carrier "Azerbaijan Hava Yollari" (AZAL) celebrated the delivery of its first Airbus A319 during a ceremony held at Heydar Aliyev International airport in Baku.

This is the first of four A319s, including an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), ordered by the State Concern of ...

First fatigue tests begin on A380

1 September 2005 Press Release

Fatigue testing on the A380 started two months ahead of schedule today as part of the aircraft's certification programme.

The tests are conducted by IABG at jointly owned IABG and IMA's test laboratory in Dresden. They will artificially recreate 47,500 flight cycles, which correspo...

KLM receives first Airbus A330-200

KLM receives first Airbus A330-200
25 August 2005 Press Release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines took delivery of its first long haul Airbus A330-200 in the course of a ceremony held in Toulouse, France, during which the aircraft was formally handed over to KLM President & CEO, Leo Van Wijk, by Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Gustav Humbert.

Thi...

CIT becomes new Airbus A350 customer & adds A320 Family orders

18 August 2005 Press Release

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT), a leading provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions, has ordered five Airbus A350-800s, becoming a new customer for the type, as well as placing a repeat order for 24 A320 Family aircraft.

Deliveries of the A320 Family will begin in 2007, and those ...

Airbus and Irkut to evaluate Russian participation in the A350 and future Airbus Aircraft

Airbus and Irkut to evaluate Russian participation in the A350 and future Airbus Aircraft
17 August 2005 Press Release

Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, and Irkut, the Russian scientific production corporation, today signed a preliminary agreement on Russian participation in A350 development and future Airbus aircraft programmes.

The letter of intent (LOI) confirms Airbus' proposal for Russian...

Airbus at MAKS 2005

11 August 2005 Press Release

Airbus the leading aircraft manufacturer is again one of the major participants at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, which is being held in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, between the 16th and 21st August. Airbus' exhibition is located at the stand of its major shareholder EADS (Hall A)....

Barry Eccleston named CEO of Airbus North America

Barry Eccleston named CEO of Airbus North America
1 August 2005 Press Release

Barry Eccleston, 58, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Airbus North America Holdings, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Airbus SAS. In this position, Eccleston will oversee all efforts of Airbus in the United States and Canada, including sales and marketing, service and training...

2500th A320 Family Member Delivered to China Eastern

26 July 2005 Press Release

Airbus today achieved a very significant milestone, when China Eastern (CES) took delivery of the 2500th A320 family aircraft, an A320. This auspicious occasion falls in the same month that the A320 Family reached 40 million flight hours, a statistic that underlines its position as the benchmark of ...

Air China jointly with CASC order 20 Airbus A330-200 aircraft

21 July 2005 Press Release

Air China signed a contract with Airbus on July 21, 2005 for the purchase of 20 Airbus A330-200s, scheduled for delivery from May 2006, becoming a new customer of the aircraft in China. China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group (CASC) was also involved in this deal by signing a GTA with

Airbus confirms Executive Committee members

19 July 2005 Press Release

 

 

Airbus confirms executive committee members

19 July 2005 Press Release

The Airbus Shareholder Committee, chaired by Noël Forgeard, approved the new Airbus Executive Committee members. The team, led by Gustav Humbert, who was appointed Airbus President and CEO in June, will have to ensure the continuing success of Airbus in the years to come. The following EC members ha...

Iberia signs the purchase of 30 single aisle Airbus aircraft

8 July 2005 Press Release

Iberia has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A320 Family aircraft and taken another 49 options, hereby confirming the commitment signed in January this year. The contract covers the acquisition of 10 Airbus A318s, 10 A320s, seven A319s and three A321s. These aircraft will be deliv...

GECAS plans to acquire 40 additional Airbus A320 family aircraft

30 June 2005 Press Release

GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a letter of intent to order 40 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The order covers A319s, typically seating 124 passengers, as well as the larger A320s with 150 passengers in a standard layout, with the flexibility to convert some to A321 models.

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Air Mauritius expands its fleet with new Airbus A340-300E aircraft

27 June 2005 Press Release

Air Mauritius has signed a firm purchase agreement with Airbus for three A340-300Es, with deliveries to begin in the last quarter of 2006. The contract covers also two further options on the same type. With the acquisition of this new generation aircraft, Air Mauritius will be the first all-Airbus o...

Donbassaero becomes new Airbus operator in CIS

27 June 2005 Press Release

Donbassaero Airlines, one of the leading Ukrainian carriers, took delivery its first Western-built aircraft into its fleet, an Airbus A320, herewith joining to the other 230 operators of Airbus aircraft worldwide. The Donetsk-based airline, which will operate the aircraft under an operational lease ...

Airbus announces $33.5 billion worth of orders during airshow

17 June 2005 Press Release

 

 

Air Berlin becomes 100th client for Airbus Customised Lead Time (CLT) service

17 June 2005 Press Release

 

 

Airbus first to fly with dedicated on-board medical site

Airbus first to fly with dedicated on-board medical site
17 June 2005 Press Release

 

 

Saudi Arabian client becomes first VIPcustomer for the world's longest airliner, the Airbus A340-600

17 June 2005 Press Release

A private non-governmental business group of Saudi Arabia, which already has a VIP A320, has acquired an Airbus A340-600, becoming the first VIP customer for the ultra-long range aircraft, which is also the world?s longest airliner.

 

Germanwings to expand Airbus fleet with additional A319s

17 June 2005 Press Release

 

Air Tahiti Nui takes delivery of fifth AIrbus A340-300

16 June 2005 Press Release

 

Mexican ABC Aerolineas to acquire 10 A320s

16 June 2005 Press Release

 

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Brazilian TAM increases A320 fleet and selects A350

16 June 2005 Press Release

 

Longstanding Brazilian customer TAM has signed a purchase agreement for 20 additional A320 Family aircraft (including A320s, A319s and A321s) plus 20 options. TAM also has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the purchase of 8 A350-900 plus 7 options.

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