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
China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Group Corporation (CASGC) has announced its decision to acquire 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft
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,
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 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, 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
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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 - New U.S. Domestic Airline To Take Deliveries In 2005
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
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: Topping Out Ceremony in the Equipment Hall; A380: Special Transport Ship in Hamburg for the First Time
Airbus España Delivers The First Horizontal Tail Plane For The A380 To The Final Assembly Line In Toulouse
The first engine destined to power the 21st Century flagship A380, the Rolls-Royce Trent 900, made a successful first-flight aboard Airbus A340-300 testbed today.
The flight, which lasted 3 hr and 40 min, begins a 50-60 hour programme of some 30 flights spread over al
Airbus has opened a new maintenance training centre in Hamburg, Finkenwerder, for A320 Family aircraft.
Maintenance engineers and mechanics worldwide can access a wide range of training such as full technical JAR 66 courses for light and heavy aircraft maintenance, le
Within the framework of the long-standing cooperation with Malta and Air Malta, and on the occasion of Malta's accession to the European Union on the 1 st May, Airbus was the Main Sponsor of The Blessing of Europe
Spirit Airlines of Fort Lauderdale, Florida "a new customer for Airbus" has signed a firm order to purchase 15 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, plus up to 50 options. The firm order consists of 11 A319s and four A321s. Also, the airline will lease four A321s, in addition to the 20 A319