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Tunisair orders A319 extended-range for its medium range operation

5 July 2006 Press Release

North African airline Tunisair has made a firm order for an A319 Extended-Range for non-stop, scheduled, international services on its Middle East and African routes, and is hence to become the first operator for this configuration in Africa. This aircraft features an additional centre tank compared...

Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert resigns

2 July 2006 Press Release

Toulouse, 2nd July 2006 - Gustav Humbert, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus SAS, has tendered his resignation from his position with immediate effect. He has also resigned from the EADS Executive Committee.

Mr Humbert has been President and CEO since June 2005 and on the ...

A380 sets world record for number of emergency slides deployed

27 June 2006 Press Release

The world's largest passenger aircraft set another record last week. 16 emergency slides were deployed at the same time using only the aircraft's battery power. This is the largest number of evacuation slides ever inflated simultaneously in any passenger aircraft.



The tests form p...

Airbus MRO Network welcomes Lufthansa Technik AG as new member

19 June 2006 Press Release

One of the world's largest and most experienced aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) providers, Lufthansa Technik AG, Germany, signed an agreement with Airbus to become a new member of the Airbus MRO Network. Lufthansa Technik AG, with its roots going back as far as the early fift...

Airbus maintains target date for A380 certification and first delivery by year end, but announces shift in the production programme

13 June 2006 Press Release

 

 

Stumpf Group becomes new Airbus ACJ customer

13 June 2006 Press Release

Austria-based Stumpf Group, internationally renowned for its industrial and real-estate investments, is to acquire an Airbus ACJ, becoming a new customer.



Stumpf Group's activities encompass major shareholdings in a number of corporations, including global leaders that are enabling pro...

Airbus Chinese A320 final assembly line to be located in Tianjin

8 June 2006 Press Release

The National Development & Reform Commission of China (NDRC) and Airbus announced today that the site for a potential A320 family final assembly line (FAL) in China is Tianjin Binhai New Coastal District, a state level new development zone. This follows the signing of the memorandum of understanding...

Air China received its first A330-200

Air China received its first A330-200
8 June 2006 Press Release

Today, Air China Southwest Branch took delivery of Air China's first A330-200, becoming a new operator of the aircraft type on the Chinese Mainland. Configured in a two-class layout, the aircraft provides comfortable space for 283 passengers, including 12 business class seats and 271 economy cl...

Airbus and technology partners signed MoU for joint research & technology projects

1 June 2006 Press Release

Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, and major Polish applied research group, Technology Partners, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aeronautics research and technology projects. The agreement is an important step towards strengthening Airbus' partnership with Poland and opens the...

Volaris takes delivery of the first two directly ordered Airbus A319

Volaris takes delivery of the first two directly ordered Airbus A319
31 May 2006 Press Release

Volaris, a Mexican low fares airline based in Toluca, close to Mexico City, has received the first two Airbus A319 directly ordered from Airbus, during a delivery ceremony held at the manufacturer's Hamburg factory. In January 2006, the new Mexican start-up airline signed a contract with Airbus...

East Star receives its first Airbus A319

22 May 2006 Press Release

The first Airbus A319 leased by East Star Airlines, a new Chinese airline, took to the sky successfully for its premier revenue flight from Wuhan to Shenzhen, making East Star Airlines a new Airbus A319 operator on the Chinese Mainland.



Configured in a two-class layout, the aircraft provid...

JETALLIANCE becomes new customer for Airbus A318 Elite

JETALLIANCE becomes new customer for Airbus A318 Elite
17 May 2006 Press Release

VIP charter operator JETALLIANCE of Austria is to acquire an A318 Elite, becoming a new customer for the smallest member of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family. The new deal is in addition to the ACJ order it placed earlier this month.

JETALLIANCE Flugbetriebs AG is one of the world?s...

Airbus recognises suppliers for best performance for in-service aircraft support

17 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus highlights its top performing suppliers in its annual Supplier Support survey, which reflects the results of the 2005 customer satisfaction, and Supplier Support performances evaluation.



The survey for which Airbus received more than 5,000 questionnaires from 83 customers is conduct...

Airbus and EADS/EFW sign freighter conversion agreement with MIG and Irkut

16 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, EFW (Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH) the EADS' freighter conversion centre of expertise based in Dresden (Germany), MIG and Irkut, leading Russian aircraft manufacturers, signed a preliminary co-operation agreement for a civil freighter aircraft conversion b...

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 ...

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