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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.

Indian carrier IndiGo orders 100 firm Airbus A320 Family aircraft

16 June 2005 Press Release

 

InterGlobe Enterprises Limited today announced its plans to launch IndiGo, its nation-wide low-cost airline venture. IndiGo has committed for 100 firm A320 family aircraft with Airbus ? world renowned for the customer friendly features and comfort of its airliners.

Leasing company GECAS selects Airbus A350

15 June 2005 Press Release

 

GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS), a unit of GE Commercial Finance, has signed a letter of intent for a firm order of ten A350s, subject to industrial launch, which is expected in September.

?After many conversations with our airline customers, i

Kingfisher becomes first Indian customer for A380, A350, & A330

15 June 2005 Press Release

 

Air Caraibes signs for two A330-300s

15 June 2005 Press Release

 

Air Caraïbes today signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Airbus for the purchase of two A330-300s. Following the success of Air Caraïbes on its transatlantic routes, the airline has de

Tiger Airways expands A320 fleet

15 June 2005 Press Release

Singapore based low fare carrier, Tiger Airways has agreed to acquire a further eight Airbus A320 aircraft, which will be added to the existing fleet of four leased A320s. The first of the purchased aircraft is due for delivery in March 2006 and wi

Jet Airways to acquire ten Airbus A330-200s/-300s with options for ten more

14 June 2005 Press Release

 

Indian private carrier Jet Airways is to acquire ten Airbus A330-200s/-300s and has taken options on ten more, becoming a new client for the popular A330/A340 family.

Deliveries are due to begin as early as the first quarter of 2007, but Jet Airways wi

ALAFCO becomes early customer for Airbus A350

14 June 2005 Press Release

 

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, is to acquire 12 Airbus A350s with options on a further six, becoming one of the first leasing companies to select the new jetliner.

Deliveries of ALAFCO?s A350-800s are due to begin in

Qatar Airways to acquire 60 Airbus A350s

13 June 2005 Press Release

 

Qatar Airways has decided to acquire 60 Airbus A350s, becoming the largest customer to date for the new airliner and the first client in the Middle East. The deal is for a mix of A350-800s and larger A350-900s.

 

Deliveries of Qatar Ai

Boeing 787 / Trade issues EADS and BAE Systems are supporting a negotiated solution

30 May 2005 Press Release

Following the appointment of a new USTR just a few weeks ago, Airbus and its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems, have put strong hopes on a new start for the peaceful settlement of the EU-U.S. trade dispute on aeronautics. They are strongly convinced that the opening of a litigation would amount to ...

Cebu Pacific initiates total fleet renewal with A320 Family

20 May 2005 Press Release

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines? second largest carrier, has initiated a total fleet renewal programme with the delivery of its first A320. The A320 is being leased from CIT Aerospace and will be followed by a second leased aircraft in June 2005. Deliveries of the first of twelve purchased A319s will ...

Kharafi Group orders an Airbus ACJ

19 May 2005 Press Release

The Kharafi group of Kuwait has placed a new firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), for delivery in September this year.

The Kharafi group was the first customer for the Airbus ACJ, which Twinjet of the UK began operating on its behalf in November 1999, on a mixture of company bu...

Sagawa Express places order for A300-600 freighter, becoming first operator of Airbus freighter in Japan

19 May 2005 Press Release

Sagawa Express Co. Ltd, one of the largest cargo business companies in Japan, has established a subsidiary Galaxy Airlines Co. Ltd and selected Airbus A300-600 Freighter to inaugurate its own air transport business in Japan. This contract includes a firm order for one A300-600F, plus an option for a...

Airbus ACJ Family wins first Indian customer

18 May 2005 Press Release

The UB Group, one of India's largest companies and the parent company of Kingfisher Airlines, is to acquire an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), becoming the first Indian customer.



Delivery of the outfitted Airbus ACJ will be in summer 2006, and it will be powered by International Aero ...

Lufthansa Technik joins Airbus ACJ Service Centre Network

18 May 2005 Press Release

Lufthansa Technik AG has become the latest company to join the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) family network of Service Centres, which specialises in executive and private aviation, complementing Airbus Customer Services' existing worldwide network of spares, training facilities and technical ...

Sichuan Airlines orders eight Airbus A320 Family aircraft

18 May 2005 Press Release

Sichuan Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of six A320s and two A319s. The aircraft, scheduled for delivery from late 2005 to 2008, will be powered by IAE?s V2500 engines.

?The aircraft will help us enlarge our fleet and increase our operational capability on high-al...

Airbus announce their vision for service orientated data

13 May 2005 Press Release

Airbus has announced the launch of its modular approach to aircraft maintenance data for their new aircraft, the A380. This is an extension of Airbus? existing advanced technical data consultation tool, called AirN@v. AirN@v will consist of five modules covering maintenance, engineering, repair, mai...

Airbus & Lufthansa Technik to team on outfitting private A380s

5 May 2005 Press Release

Airbus and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a preliminary agreement covering the outfitting of cabins for the double-deck A380, paving the way for sales and marketing of private aircraft versions of the world's largest and most modern airliner.

With two separate decks and the widest cab...

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