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 ...
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.
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...
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 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 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 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, 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 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, 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 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 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 ...
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. 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, 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...
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 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 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
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
Vietnam Airlines has signed a contract for an additional ten A321 aircraft, bringing total orders for Airbus aircraft to fifteen
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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
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, 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 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
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: Minebea, Showa Aircraft, & Komy
Airbus Successfully Completes First Mobile-Telephone Flight Trial And Multiple Wireless-Cabin Technology Demonstration
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 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.
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
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
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 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
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 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,