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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...

A380, the 21st century flagship, successfully completes its first flight

A380, the 21st century flagship, successfully completes its first flight
27 April 2005 Press Release

The first A380 to take to the air landed at Blagnac international airport in Toulouse, France at 14.23 local time (12.23h UTC) after successfully completing its first flight that lasted three hours and 54 minutes. The A380?s first flight was jointly captained by Claude Lelaie, Senior Vice President ...

A380, world?s largest commercial aircraft, successfully takes to the skies

A380, world?s largest commercial aircraft, successfully takes to the skies
27 April 2005 Press Release

Aviation history was made this morning when the first A380, the world?s largest commercial aircraft, successfully took off on its maiden flight leaving Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France at 10.29 hours local time (08.29 UTC) from runway 32L. The A380 first flight will take place above...

Kingfisher Airlines celebrates delivery of first Airbus A320

Kingfisher Airlines celebrates delivery of first Airbus A320
25 April 2005 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines, the new value-based carrier headquartered in Mumbai, India, today celebrated the delivery of its first A320, becoming a new Airbus operator.

Dr Vijay Mallya, Chairman of the UB Group, one of India?s largest companies and the parent company of Kingfisher Airlines, accepte...

Airbus Engineering Centre to be set up in China

22 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) have agreed to set up an engineering centre in the form of a joint venture in Beijing. The facility will in particular perform aircraft specific design work for the A350 programme.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and French Prime Ministe...

Airbus recognises best performance in its Annual Supplier Support Survey

22 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus highlights its top 10 suppliers in its Annual Supplier Support Survey, which reflects the results of the 2004 Customer Satisfaction, and Supplier Support Performances Evaluation.

The Survey conducted for 40 suppliers and rated by over 85 customers is designed by Airbus to recognise be...

China to produce wing box for Airbus A320 Family aircraft

22 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus and China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) have agreed to enter into the third phase of the A320 Family Wing Cooperation Programme, which comprises the production of wing box. This represents significant progress in Airbus? technology transfer to China.

The two sides signed to...

Chinese Airlines order 30 Airbus aircraft

21 April 2005 Press Release

Three Chinese airlines have signed contracts for the purchase of 30 Airbus aircraft. China Southern Airlines has signed with Airbus for five A380s; China Eastern Airlines has signed with Airbus for five A319s, 11 A321s and four A320s; Shenzhen Airlines has signed with China Aviation Supplies Import ...

First metal cut for the Airbus A380 freighter

First metal cut for the Airbus A380 freighter
12 April 2005 Press Release

The A380 freighter became a reality when the first ?metal cut? of the aircraft?s centre wing box took place today at Airbus? site in Nantes, France. This marks the start of manufacturing of the largest commercial freighter ever and is confirmation that the A380F programme is on track.

The ce...

Airbus reduces supply chain for spare parts

6 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus Spares Support and Services and The Mexmil Company of Santa Ana, CA (Mexmil) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which provides the basis for a future agreement under which Mexmil will manufacture, market and distribute specific Airbus proprietary spare parts for the thermo-acoust...

CSA Czech Airlines add A319 and A320 aircraft to its fleet

6 April 2005 Press Release

The Czech national carrier CSA Czech Airlines has signed a firm contract for the purchase of twelve Airbus single aisle aircraft. The signature follows a preliminary announcement made last year that CSA Czech Airlines had selected the A319 and the A320 to replace the older generation aircraft in its...

Thai Airways International initiates major Airbus fleet expansion

6 April 2005 Press Release

Thai Airways International has taken delivery of the first of four A340-500s, with the aircraft also being the first in the entire fleet to be painted in the airline?s striking new livery. This event marks the start of a major Airbus widebody fleet expansion programme, which will also see six A340-6...

Airbus presents A380 cabin at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2005

31 March 2005 Press Release

Airbus is underlining its leadership in cabin innovation at this year?s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIE) held in Hamburg, Germany from April 5th to 7th. Airbus will present a full-scale A380 cabin being the highlight of its sizeable Hall 6 stand. The A380 mock-up will be about eight meters long and com...

GB Airways expands Airbus fleet with A320 family order

29 March 2005 Press Release

GB Airways has signed a contract with Airbus for five Airbus single-aisle Family aircraft: one A320 and four A321s. This is the first time that the airline is acquiring aircraft directly from Airbus. Delivery of these five aircraft is expected from 2007 onwards. The aircraft will be powered by IAE V...

AirAsia increases A320 commitment to 100 aircraft

25 March 2005 Press Release

AirAsia, the leading low fare, no frills airline in Southeast Asia, has signed a purchase contract for 60 A320s plus a further 40 options. This is an increase of an additional 20 aircraft on top of the original purchase agreement for 40 A320s order plus 40 options under the Memorandum of Understandi...

Airbus MRO network launch

23 March 2005 Press Release

Airbus announces the deployment of the first Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Network ? an initiative designed to ensure availability of competitive maintenance services and solutions to Airbus customers worldwide.

With a growing trend towards the outsourcing of maintenance, MRO provi...

SATA International has taken delivery of the first of two new A320

15 March 2005 Press Release

SATA International, the Azorean airline, has taken delivery of the first of two new A320 aircraft, which will be deployed on key European routes primarily to Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, London and Madrid. These two new CFM powered aircraft will replace older B737s, operating alongside an A320 that wa...

China Southern Airlines receives first A330-200 aircraft

28 February 2005 Press Release

China Southern Airlines has taken delivery its first A330-200 of four on order, becoming the first operator of the aircraft in the Chinese mainland. The remaining three will be delivered in the first half of this year.

The aircraft, powered by Trent 700 engines of Rolls Royce, will seat 266 ...

Kingfisher Airlines to add A319s to A320 fleet

23 February 2005 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for three A319s, becoming a new customer for the type. It has already placed firm orders for ten Airbus A320s and taken options on a further 20, deliveries of which will begin in April this year.

Deliveries of the newly ordered A319s will ...

New appointments in Airbus Japan

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9 February 2005 Press Release

Airbus, the world's leading aircraft manufacturer, is expanding its presence in Japan with the appointment at the head of its Tokyo-based subsidiary of three senior executives, including a new President and CEO. The objective is to provide Airbus with a better understanding of and access to the Japa...

China Southern Airlines Company Limited and China Aviation Supplies Imp. purchase of five A380s

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28 January 2005 Press Release

China Southern Airlines Company Limited and China Aviation Supplies Imp. and Exp. Group Corporation (CASGC) have signed in Paris a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of five A380s. This is the first commitment placed by a Chinese carrier for the A380, which herewi

Northwest Airlines has placed a firm order for eight A330s

27 January 2005 Press Release

Northwest Airlines has placed a firm order for eight A330s, including two A330-200s and six A330-300s. Like the existing A330s in Northwest?s fleet, the new A330-200s will seat 243 passengers in a two-class configuration and the A330-300s will accommodate 298 passengers in two classes. Both versions...

Unveiling the flagship - the A380 reveal

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17 January 2005 Press Release

One of the key milestones in the Airbus A380 programme will take place tomorrow, 18th January. The world?s first full-length twin-deck aircraft will be officially revealed to the world for the first time at a ceremony to be held in the Jean-Luc Lagardere Final Assembly Line hall at Toulouse, France....

2004: Another Landmark Year for Airbus

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12 January 2005 Press Release

 2004 was another landmark year for Airbus, a year in which the manufacturer once more maintained its position as Number one, both in terms of orders and deliveries.

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

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