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
Airbus A380 assembly facility in Toulouse, France, was formally inaugurated by French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin today, at a ceremony attended by more than 3000 guests, including customers, government officials, suppliers and employees.
The ceremony celebrate
Airbus will be present at this year's ILA 2004 Berlin Airshow (10 to 16 May) showcasing two of the latest aircraft, the 107-seat A318 and the 380-seat A340-600. Both Airbus aircraft will participate in the daily flying displays in the afternoon and can be seen on static display for the rest o
Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus has received approval for 180-minute extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) with its A319, A320 and A321 single-aisle aircraft, including its corporate jet versions.
The approval was granted by the new European Aviation Saf
The Swedish charter airline Novair became a new Airbus A321 operator when it took delivery of its first Airbus A320 Family aircraft from the manufacturer?s assembly line in Hamburg. In total, Novair will receive two A321s, both leased via the US-based International Lease Finance Corporation (
Airbus announces the appointment of Jean Claude Nicolas as Senior Vice President Communications, effective mid April 2004. Mr Nicolas (52) is joining from Pechiney Group where he was Head of Communications since January 1998.
After graduating from the Rouen University
Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a contract with Airbus for three additional A330-300, plus three further A330-300s from US leasing company ILFC, expanding the Airbus widebody fleet at the airline. Deliveries of the new aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, are scheduled betwee
The first wing for the double-deck, 555 seat A380 aircraft leaves Airbus? factory in North Wales today on the first leg of its journey to France. This milestone in aviation history is being witnessed by hundreds of A380 workers at Broughton, near Chester, as the huge wing (measu...
Airbus is underlining its leadership in cabin innovation at this year?s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and is exhibiting in hall 7, stand no. B20. Based on the trend for more efficient cabins in the low-cost market and more luxurious cabins in the ultra-long-range market, Airbus will pres
Airbus will be present at FIDAE 2004, the "Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio" held at Los Cerillos airfield near Santiago de Chile from March 29 th ? April 4 th.
The European manufacturer will showcase the A318 that will a
At Airbus in Hamburg today, the first equipped fuselage section for the 555-seat superjumbo A380 was ceremoniously unveiled. This section represents the forward part of the fuselage, which will later be united with the cockpit section. Among the roughly 3,000 guests in the new major component
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Today German airline Lufthansa started operating its first A330-300 on a scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Cairo and Karthoum, Sudan. The A330-300 is a new Airbus aircraft type in the carrier?s fleet. Lufthansa has ordered ten A330-300s, the spacious medium-range twin-engine aircraft from Ai
South African Airways (SAA) took delivery of its first Airbus A340-300E, which is the first "enhanced" version of this Airbus type. SAA will receive six A340-300E by 2005.
The 295-seat A340-300E features several enhancements, including a higher thrust-
The Airbus A380 program has reached a new milestone with the christening of a roll-on and roll-off sea (ro-ro) vessel built for the transportation of components of the aircraft. The vessel was named ?Ville De Bordeaux? at a ceremony held today in Nanjing in East China?s Jiangsu Province.
Air Deccan, India's first low-cost carrier, has chosen Airbus A320 family to expand services to major Indian cities from its Bangalore base. It will acquire two new Airbus A320s from Airbus, and has taken options on two more. In addition, it will lease a further five A320s from Singapore Airc
Austrian Airlines received its first Airbus A319. The aircraft will join the carrier's current Airbus single-aisle fleet, consisting of eight A320s and six A321s. In total Austrian Airlines has ordered seven A319s. This new aircraft will be the first reflecting the airline's new corporate ide