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UPS selects A380

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11 January 2005 Press Release

 UPS has joined the growing list of worldwide carriers to select the A380. Specifically, the Atlanta, Georgia-based company has agreed to purchase 10 freighter versions of the A380, with options for an additional 10. UPS will take delivery of its first A380F in 2009. The carrier has not

Airbus committed to supporting Red Cross humanitarian aid for tsunami victims

5 January 2005 Press Release

Airbus committed to supporting Red Cross humanitarian aid for tsunami victims

A350 receives Authorisation To Offer(ATO)

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10 December 2004 Press Release

Airbus has received approval from its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems to begin making firm commercial offers to launch customers for two new members of its wide-body Family. The new sisterships to the A330s, called A350 models, respond to the market demand foreseen by Airbus customers, man

Airbus A318 performs first flight with new PW6000A engines

9 December 2004 Press Release

 

Vietnam Airlines has signed a contract for an additional ten A321 aircraft, bringing total orders for Airbus aircraft to fifteen

8 December 2004 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines has signed a contract for an additional ten A321 aircraft, bringing total orders for Airbus aircraft to fifteen. The airline placed its initial order with Airbus for five A321 aircraft in October 2002, having been an operator of A320 Family aircraft on lease since late 1993.

China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Group Corporation (CASGC) has announced its decision to acquire 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

6 December 2004 Press Release

China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Group Corporation (CASGC) has announced its decision to acquire 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The announcement was made in Beijing at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People attended by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Gerhard S

Airbus Engineering Boss Honoured for Lifetime Achievement

6 December 2004 Press Release

Alain Garcia, Executive Vice-President, Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award in recognition of his lifetime achievement in the field of aerospace engineering.

In making the award, SAE said that Alain Garcia had shown

Alenia Aeronautica and Airbus signed a Industrial Cooperation Agreement for the A380 Freighter

3 December 2004 Press Release

Airbus is further increasing its industrial cooperation with Italy?s Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, for the A380, the largest aircraft in the airline commercial aviation history. Alenia Aeronautica will start new activities for the aircraft?s cargo version (A380 Freighter), in ad

Airbus A320 Family to Benefit from Lower Maintenance Costs

29 November 2004 Press Release

Airbus A320 Family is to benefit from lower maintenance costs following an increase in the intervals between scheduled maintenance tasks, which has just been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada.

Eva Air orders additional A330

24 November 2004 Press Release

EVA Air of Taiwan has signed a firm contract for an additional A330-200, adding to its existing commitment for ten A330-200s - eight leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and two purchased directly from Airbus. The first A330-200 was delivered in June 2003, with the sixth aircraft

Mexicana de Aviacion, First to Operate the A318 in Latin America

16 November 2004 Press Release

Mexico City based airline Mexicana has taken delivery of the first of 10 A318s, becoming the first operator of the type in Latin America.

These aircraft will be operated under a lease agreement with GECAS. Powered by CFM International CFM56-5Bs engines, the aircraft i

Air Berlin and Niki Luftfahrt to Acquire up to 110 Airbus A320 Aircraft

4 November 2004 Press Release

German low-cost airline Air Berlin and its Austrian partner Niki Luftfahrt GmbH have decided to acquire up to 110 Airbus A320 aircraft in a combined acquisition. The initial agreements, signed during a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, in the presence of Joachim Hunold, Managing Partner of Air Be

Hainan Airlines orders eight Airbus A319s

2 November 2004 Press Release

Hainan Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for eight A319s for fleet optimization, becoming a new customer of Airbus. The aircraft will be mainly deployed on medium- and short-haul routes, with operational bases in Beijing, Xi?an and Haikou. Introduction of the aircraft is expected to

Sichuan Airlines receives first Airbus A319

2 November 2004 Press Release

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319 aircraft, becoming a new customer for the type.  The A319 aircraft will seat up to 132 passengers in a very comfortable and flexible two-class layout and are equipped by V2500 engines from International Aero Engines t

Airbus, Boeing Distribute Updated Training Aid To Airlines

21 October 2004 Press Release

Airbus and Boeing have distributed to 900 commercial airplane customers worldwide an updated training aid as part of a continuing effort to reduce loss of control airplane accidents.

The upset recovery training aid is contained in a compact disc (cd) format with tutor

Druk Air receives its first Airbus A319

18 October 2004 Press Release

Druk Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319 aircraft and will receive the second one in December as part of a fleet expansion and renewal program. The aircraft are powered by CFM International's CFM56-5B engines.

The A319 will offer a two-class layout with 20

British Airways Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A321

15 October 2004 Press Release

British Airways has taken delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321s that it will operate, adding to the A319s and A320s that it is already flying.

The Airbus A321s will operate on European routes, giving passengers a comfortable and spacious cabin. Each of British A

Air China Orders Six Airbus A319s

9 October 2004 Press Release

Flag carrier Air China has signed a contract with Airbus for six additional A319s. The aircraft, powered by CFM International?s CFM56-5 engines, are scheduled for delivery in 2005.

The carrier plans to deploy the aircraft mainly on Chengdu-Lhasa and other routes linking high-altit

China Eastern Airlines Signs Contract With Airbus On Purchasing 20 A330-300s

9 October 2004 Press Release

China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd. and Airbus have signed a contract for the purchase of 20 A330-300 aircraft for fleet replacement and expansion, becoming the first customer of the type in the Chinese mainland. The aircraft, to be deployed on both regional and domestic trunk routes, will incre

Statement By Airbus On The Us Government Request For Formal Consultations At The Wto

7 October 2004 Press Release

Airbus has fully supported all recent actions by the European Commission to engage with the US government in serious discussions on comprehensive new disciplines on government support.

The United States decision to terminate the 1992 Agreement and request formal consu

Airbus and Teledyne Controls Release "AirFASE"

1 October 2004 Press Release

Airbus and Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), announced the official release of their Flight Analysis and Safety Explorer AirFASE?.  This jointly developed and supported Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system is designed to assist aircraft

Airbus at Japan Aerospace 2004 in Yokohama

1 October 2004 Press Release

Airbus will be one of the major exhibitors at Japan Aerospace 2004 (October 6 to 10), with an exhibit highlighting the core values of comfort, innovation and technical commonality which have made its product line the preferred choice of airlines for the 21st century. Centre-stage at the exhib

Airbus Hands Over First A310 Mrtt Air-To-Air Refuelling Aircraft

29 September 2004 Press Release

The first two Airbus aircraft with air-to-air refuelling capabilities, A310 Multi-Role Transport Tanker (MRTT) aircraft, were handed over to the German Air Force and the Canadian Air Force, during a ceremony in Dresden, Germany. A total of six A310 MRTTs, to be used both for passenger and car

New Japanese Companies On Board A380

28 September 2004 Press Release

New Japanese Companies On Board A380: Minebea, Showa Aircraft, & Komy

Airbus Successfully Completes First Mobile-Telephone Flight Trial

15 September 2004 Press Release

Airbus Successfully Completes First Mobile-Telephone Flight Trial And Multiple Wireless-Cabin Technology Demonstration

Airbus A380: Structural Tests in Dresden

10 September 2004 Press Release

Airbus and with its subcontractor Industrieanlagen Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), a company specialized in industrial and aerospace testing facilities, are currently making preparations for the most extensive fatigue tests worldwide on a commercial aircraft. For this purpose, five sections of t

Airbus Passed 5,000 Order Milestone In August

10 September 2004 Press Release

Airbus has passed a significant landmark in August after receiving its 5,000 th aircraft order. The news comes just over 30 years after Airbus received its first ever order from Air France for the A300B2 type aircraft ? the first commercial aircraft manufactured by Airbus.

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Cebu Pacific Selects Airbus A319 And A320 For Total Fleet Renewal

1 September 2004 Press Release

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines? second largest carrier, has signed a contract for the purchase of twelve Airbus A319s and will additionally lease two Airbus A320s to totally replace its existing fleet of DC-9 and B757 aircraft. The A319s are scheduled for delivery from September 2005 until 200

Azal Orders Airbus A319 And Airbus Corporate Jet

25 August 2004 Press Release

The State Concern of Civil Aviation Azerbaijan Hava Yollari (AZAL) has signed a contract with Airbus for three Airbus A319s and one Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ). The Baku based company thus becomes a new Airbus airline customer as well as - on behalf of the Republic of Azerbaijan a ne

Airbus Delivers First A319 Jetliner to SAA for Domestic/Regional Fleet

24 August 2004 Press Release

South African Airways (SAA) today took delivery of its first Airbus A319 twin-engined jetliner, to launch the modernisation of its domestic and regional fleet with new cost-efficient, state-of-the-art aircraft.

SAA has ordered 11 A319s and 15 of its slightly larger si

America West Firms Up Order For A320 Family Aircraft

12 August 2004 Press Release

America West has placed a new order for ten A320s and seven A319s. This firms up a commitment announced by the airline in May 2004. America West will lease an additional four A320 Family aircraft from various lessors. One more A320 Family aircraft will be either purchased or leased ? a decisi

Airbus A300 freighters fly horses to Olympic and Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece

11 August 2004 Press Release

A fleet of Airbus A300 freighter aircraft has started to fly horses to Athens, Greece, to participate in the various equestrian competitions during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year. A300B4 freighters, operated by MNG Airlines, will transport the horses from the airports in Luton, UK

Virgin To Boost Airbus Fleet By Up To 26 More A340-600 Aircraft

5 August 2004 Press Release

Virgin Atlantic Airways has committed to take delivery of another 13 new Airbus A340-600s and taken options on 13 more, in its largest ever aircraft deal.

Deliveries to the airline will start in the first half of 2006. The A340-600, like the smaller capacity A340-500,

Turkish National Carrier Chooses Airbus For Fleet Increase

21 July 2004 Press Release

Airbus confirms that the Turkish national carrier Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 36 Airbus single aisle and wide body aircraft, further strengthening Airbus? presence in Central Eastern Europe. The purchase agreement is expected to be signed shor

Airbus acknowledges the excellent performance of its suppliers in customer support

21 July 2004 Press Release

Airbus rewarded its top ten suppliers at the Farnborough airshow during the Airbus Supplier Support Award Ceremony, for their full commitment and continued product quality improvement.

Airbus? top ten suppliers receiving an award for best performance are Airbus

Kingfisher Airlines To Launch Services With Airbus A320S

21 July 2004 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines, India?s new value-based carrier, has chosen Airbus? A320 family to inaugurate services among major Indian cities. It has signed a memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of four Airbus A320s from Airbus, and taken options on eight more. In addition, it is in negot

Etihad Selects Airbus A380 And A330/A340 Family Aircraft

20 July 2004 Press Release

Airbus Publishes Second Edition Of Ehs Report

15 July 2004 Press Release

Following the first edition published in July 2002, Airbus is now publishing the second edition of its report on Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). The report, entitled "The Airbus Way Environment", is available on-line on the Airbus website

Airbus at Farnborough 2004

8 July 2004 Press Release

Airbus comes to Farnborough International Air Show (19-25 July) after a solid performance in 2003 when it also became Number 1 in terms of deliveries, a performance it continued in the first half of 2004 with its advanced product range. Simultaneously, the A380 programme continues to meet all

Vietnam Airlines Takes Delivery Of First Ordered Airbus A321

6 July 2004 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines took delivery of the first of five A321s at ceremony involving the airline's President Mr Nguyen Xuan Hien in Hamburg today. The airline has been operating A320 family aircraft since 1993, but the A321 delivered today is the first aircraft directly ordered by the airline in a

Singapore Airlines A340-500 Beats Its Own Non Stop Flight Distance Record

29 June 2004 Press Release

 Singapore Airlines has flown into the commercial flight distance record books for the second time this year, with an A340-500 successfully inaugurating the carrier?s latest non-stop round trip commercial air service between Singapore and New York (Newark). The A340-500 departed at 12.25

Egyptair Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A330s

22 June 2004 Press Release

Egyptair has taken delivery of the first of seven Airbus A330-200s on order, becoming a new operator of the type. It will use the aircraft on routes to Europe and within the Middle East.

 Each aircraft seats 24 passengers in business class and 244 in economy, and

Eurofly Orders Airbus A319 Long Range Aircraft

22 June 2004 Press Release

Italian leading charter carrier Eurofly has signed a contract for one A319 Long Range aircraft and plans to acquire a second, becoming a new customer for the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) family.

Milan-based Eurofly is already an Airbus operator, flying five A320s a

Airbus España Delivers The First Section 19.1 Tail Cone Of The A380 Rear Fuselage

18 June 2004 Press Release

Yesterday, Thursday 17th June, has seen a ceremony at the Airbus plant in Getafe (Madrid) to mark the official delivery of Section 19.1 tail cone of the rear fuselage of the world?s largest and technologically most advanced airliner, the A380.  The ceremony was attended by the major of G

Airbus Rejects Allegations On Aeroflot Contract

17 June 2004 Press Release

Following some libellous articles published in certain newspapers seeking to undermine the reputation and the image of the company and of its staff, Airbus wishes to clearly state and emphasise that the sales contract for 18 Airbus aircraft to the Russian airline Aeroflot was concluded in due

Jetblue Orders 30 A320s

17 June 2004 Press Release

New York-based low-fare carrier JetBlue Airways has ordered 30 new Airbus A320s. Like the rest of the airline's extensive A320 fleet, they will be powered by International Aero Engines V2500s. Deliveries of the newly contracted aircraft will begin in 2006 and run through 2011. To date, JetBlu

Virgin America Orders A320 Family

15 June 2004 Press Release

Virgin America Orders A320 Family - New U.S. Domestic Airline To Take Deliveries In 2005

Airbus To Offer New Projects Worth $ Us 100 Million To China

11 June 2004 Press Release

Airbus has reached an agreement with China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) on subcontracting projects worth  $ U.S. 100 million to Chinese manufacturers. A signing ceremony was held today in Paris, attended by visiting Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan and French Prime Minister J

CASGC Signs Agreement With Airbus On Purchasing 20 A330-300s

11 June 2004 Press Release

The China Aviation Supplies Imp. & Exp.  Group Corporation (CASGC) and Airbus signed an agreement for the purchase of 20 A330-300 aircraft.  The aircraft are scheduled for delivery from the first quarter of 2006. Selection of the engines for the aircraft has yet to be decided.

A380: Special Transport Ship in Hamburg for the First Time

10 June 2004 Press Release

A380: Topping Out Ceremony in the Equipment Hall; A380: Special Transport Ship in Hamburg for the First Time

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