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Qantas Airways new low-cost carrier, Jetstar, has signed a contract with Airbus for 20 A320s and taken options on a further 40

17 December 2003 Press Release

Qantas Airways new low-cost carrier, Jetstar, has signed a contract with Airbus for 20 A320s and taken options on a further 40. Together with three leased A320s, Jetstar will operate an all-Airbus fleet of 23 Aircraft by mid 2005.

 Melbourne-based Jetstar will use its A320s on serv

Airbus and Remontowa: official delivery ceremony of the floating transfer station for the A380 transport programme

17 December 2003 Press Release

Gdansk, 17 December 2003 - Today celebrations took place in Gdansk between Airbus and Remontowa S.A in the presence of key Polish officials to mark the upcoming delivery of the Floating Transfer Station (FTS) to Pauillac-Bordeaux, France. Remontowa was contracted by SOCATRA on behalf of Airbus in Ap...

Jetstar orders Airbus A320 for low-cost carrier fleet

17 December 2003 Press Release

Qantas Airways? new low-cost carrier, Jetstar, has signed a contract with Airbus for 20 A320s and taken options on a further 40. Together with three leased A320s, Jetstar will operate an all-Airbus fleet of 23 Aircraft by mid 2005.

Melbourne-based Jetstar will use its A320s on services withi...

LanChile takes delivery of its first Airbus A319

15 December 2003 Press Release

Chilean flag carrier LanChile took delivery of its first A319 from Airbus. The airline already successfully operates a fleet of 14 A320s and four A340s. The arrival of the A319 at the carrier's base in Santiago represents a further step in LanChile's fleet modernisation plans. The A319 wil...

PMB confirms Airbus A380 purchase for Malaysia Airlines' operation

11 December 2003 Press Release

Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (PMB), parent company of Malaysia Airlines, signed a firm contract for six A380-800 passenger aircraft with Airbus, firming up an earlier commitment announced in January this year.



Deliveries to PMB are scheduled to begin in 2007. The A380s will be operated by Ma...

First Airbus A310 to be used for in-flight refuelling makes its debut

9 December 2003 Press Release

The first Airbus A310 MRTT (Multi-Role Transport Tanker) converted for in-flight refuelling made its debut in Dresden, Germany, today. The German Air Force's A310 MRTT is currently the world's most modern aircraft to be used for in-flight refuelling. As a multi-role transport aircraft, it ...

Airbus will highlight its modern airliner family at the Dubai 2003 airshow

1 December 2003 Press Release

Airbus will highlight its modern airliner family at the Dubai 2003 airshow, with a strong presence involving no less than four of its aircraft.

 

 

Taking pride of place in the daily flying display will be the world's longest and most efficient long-haul aircraft, the A340-600, in

Airbus highlights modern aircraft at Dubai airshow

1 December 2003 Press Release

Airbus will highlight its modern airliner family at the Dubai 2003 airshow, with a strong presence involving no less than four of its aircraft.



Taking pride of place in the daily flying display will be the world's longest and most efficient long-haul aircraft, the A340-600, in Airbus ...

Sichuan Airlines orders four Airbus A319s

28 November 2003 Press Release

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. signed a contract with Airbus today for four A319s, becoming a new customer for the type. The aircraft, powered by IAE V2500 engines, are scheduled for delivery from 2004 to 2005.



The four A319s are part of the General Terms Agreement (GTA) signed on April 25 in B...

Aer Lingus firms up contract for Airbus A320s

26 November 2003 Press Release

Today the Irish low fare airline Aer Lingus signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A320s to implement its European fleet simplification strategy. In addition to the purchased aircraft Aer Lingus has contracted to lease ten new A320s from International Lease Finance Corporatio...

Air Algérie orders Airbus A330-200 for fleet renewal

17 November 2003 Press Release

Air Algérie has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of five widebody twin-engined A330-200s to renew its current widebody fleet. Delivery of the aircraft will begin in January 2005. The transaction is eligible for financial support from European Export Credit Agencies.



In Air Al...

Airbus delivers first A380 fuselage section from Spain

6 November 2003 Press Release

From Airbus' Plant in Getafe, Spain, the first A380 fuselage section designed, developed and manufactured by Airbus in Spain will leave tomorrow morning to Hamburg, Germany, in an Airbus Beluga aircraft special transport.



With this delivery, that has been celebrated this morn...

Leading Japanese suppliers join Airbus A330/A340 programmes

5 November 2003 Press Release

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced today the participation of leading Japanese companies to the A330/A340 programmes. This participation expands the strong industrial cooperation on the A380, with a huge opportunity for further collaborations.



Noël Forgeard, President an...

The first wing for an A380, Airbus new large double deck aircraft, successfully completed a key milestone in its production

5 November 2003 Press Release

The first wing for an A380, Airbus? new large double deck aircraft, successfully

completed a key milestone in its production yesterday evening.  The port wing

for MSN001, the first flight test aircraft, was removed from its four-storey high

main assembly jig at Airbus? factory in Br

Airbus A380 celebrates major wing manufacturing milestone

5 November 2003 Press Release

The first wing for an A380, Airbus? new large double deck aircraft, successfully completed a key milestone in its production yesterday evening. The port wing for MSN001, the first flight test aircraft, was removed from its four-storey high main assembly jig at Airbus? factory in Broughton, North Wa...

Royal Air Maroc receives first Airbus aircraft, an A321

5 November 2003 Press Release

Royal Air Maroc entered a new era yesterday with the delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in Hamburg, an A321, thus joining the European manufacturer's worldwide customer base of some 200 customers and operators. The aircraft is the first of four single-aisle A321s firmly ordered by the Morocc...

Airbus Aircabin: new hall for A380 production officially opened

3 November 2003 Press Release

In a ceremonial act, the Airbus subsidiary Aircabin GmbH at Laupheim today officially opened its new production hall for the Airbus A380. From mid-2004 on, cabin equipment components and low pressure air ducts for the air conditioning system of the new Airbus A380 superjumbo will be manufactured her...

Emirates A340-500S to introduce new era in long-haul travel

24 October 2003 Press Release

Emirates is to become the first airline to operate the ultra-long range Airbus A340-500, beginning a new era in air travel, following the delivery of the aircraft today.



With the longest range of any airliner, the A340-500 allows the opening up of new non-stop routes ? such as from Dubai to...

Korean Air looks to the future with A380

23 October 2003 Press Release

Korean Air has confirmed that the A380 will play a significant role in its future growth plans by signing a firm contract for the purchase of five aircraft, plus three options. Korean Air will initially introduce the A380 on high density traffic routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subsequen...

Airbus held a three-day free of charge training seminar for airline maintenance and engineering departments, in Istanbul.

22 October 2003 Press Release

In the framework of ongoing dialogue with its Turkish customers and operators, Airbus held a three-day free of charge training seminar for airline maintenance and engineering departments, in Istanbul

Airbus organises a customer support seminar in Istanbul

22 October 2003 Press Release

In the framework of ongoing dialogue with its Turkish customers and operators, Airbus held a three-day free of charge training seminar for airline maintenance and engineering departments, in Istanbul, from 20 to 22nd October. This event - an industry first in Turkey, took place at Turkish Airlines? ...

Airbus granted 420,000 yuan to the Tibet Mountaineering School

15 October 2003 Press Release

Airbus granted 420,000 yuan to the Tibet Mountaineering School and signed an agreement today in Beijing with the school to support the Tibet mountaineering undertaking

Today Airbus delivered the first A319 to Aeroflot

15 October 2003 Press Release

Today Airbus delivered the first A319 to Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier, at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is the first of 18 A320 Family aircraft to be integrated into the Aeroflot fleet in accordance with the deal signed in Toulouse in November 2002...

First Airbus A320 Family aircraft delivered to Aeroflot as part of the airline's fleet restructuring

15 October 2003 Press Release

Today Airbus delivered the first A319 to Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier, at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is the first of 18 A320 Family aircraft to be integrated into the Aeroflot fleet in accordance with the deal signed in Toulouse in November 2002 in the presenc...

Airbus supports mountaineering undertaking in Tibet

15 October 2003 Press Release

Airbus granted 420,000 yuan to the Tibet Mountaineering School and signed an agreement today in Beijing with the school to support the Tibet mountaineering undertaking.



"Airbus has lent us great support, to which we are very grateful," said Nima Tsering, president of the school, who is also...

Airbus, sponsor of the Edouard Vuillard exhibition

30 September 2003 Press Release

As a partner to the arts, Airbus is sponsoring the largest ever exhibition devoted to Edouard Vuillard, the great Nabi artist. The exhibition is appearing at the Grand Palais in Paris from 25th September 2003 to 5th January 2004, having previously been on display at the National Gallery of Art in Wa...

China Southern Airlines signs purchase agreement for 4 a330-200 aircraft

29 September 2003 Press Release

China Southern Airlines signed with Airbus a purchase agreement today in Guangzhou for 4 A330-200s, becoming the first customer of the aircraft in the Chinese mainland. Deliveries of the aircraft, powered by Trent 700 engines of Rolls Royce, will start in 2005.



This is part of the General...

Airbus: Delivery outlook

26 September 2003 Press Release

Further to some media reports referring to future Airbus' deliveries or production schedules, Airbus wishes to reconfirm its outlook.



· 2003: As repeatedly stated during the past weeks and months, Airbus expects to deliver 300 airliners in 2003, in spite of the succession of crisis th...

Further to some media reports referring to future Airbus' deliveries or production schedules, Airbus wishes to reconfirm its outlook

26 September 2003 Press Release

Further to some media reports referring to future Airbus' deliveries or production schedules, Airbus wishes to reconfirm its outlook.

 

 

·         2003:

easyJet receives first Airbus A319

25 September 2003 Press Release

Low-cost carrier easyJet received its first Airbus A319 today. It is the first aircraft from a 120 unit order placed the carrier at the end of last year. easyJet will receive five A319s this year, all of which will be based at its subsidiary easyJet Switzerland in Geneva. The remaining aircraft will...

Royal Thai Air Force orders an Airbus corporate jetliner

25 September 2003 Press Release

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) for the transport of senior government officials, becoming a new customer for the type ? as well as the first client for it in the Asia-Pacific region.



The order highlights the increasing success of the Airbus AC...

Having obtained almost 240 new aircraft orders during the first eight months of the year, Airbus comes to the LIMA Airshow

22 September 2003 Press Release

 Having obtained almost 240 new aircraft orders during the first eight months

of the year, Airbus comes to the LIMA Airshow (30th September - 5th

Airbus at LIMA 2003

22 September 2003 Press Release

Having obtained almost 240 new aircraft orders during the first eight months of the year, Airbus comes to the LIMA Airshow (30th September ? 5th October) in Langkawi, Malaysia with a positive outlook despite the challenges currently faced by the air transport industry. The very large A380 double-de...

Today Air Moldova integrated its first Airbus aircraft into its fleet

20 September 2003 Press Release

 Today Air Moldova integrated its first Airbus aircraft into its fleet, a single-aisle A320, joining some 200 operators of Airbus aircraft worldwide. The Moldavian flag carrier, which is the fifth airline to select the A320 in the CIS, plans to receive a second aircraft of this type next year. ...

Air Moldova becomes an Airbus operator

20 September 2003 Press Release

Today Air Moldova integrated its first Airbus aircraft into its fleet, a single-aisle A320, joining some 200 operators of Airbus aircraft worldwide. The Moldavian flag carrier, which is the fifth airline to select the A320 in the CIS, plans to receive a second aircraft of this type next year. Both a...

Airbus is introducing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to its supply of aircraft spare parts.

18 September 2003 Press Release

Airbus is introducing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to its

supply of aircraft spare parts. This follows the successful introduction of the

technology to its aircraft tools supply chain four years ago. RFID technology

allows the storage and modification of data on a mic

Airbus applies RFID technology to supply of aircraft spare parts

18 September 2003 Press Release

Airbus is introducing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to its supply of aircraft spare parts. This follows the successful introduction of the technology to its aircraft tools supply chain four years ago. RFID technology allows the storage and modification of data on a microchip and t...

Air New Zealand enters new era with first Airbus aircraft

15 September 2003 Press Release

Air New Zealand has taken delivery of its first ever Airbus aircraft, a new A320, beginning a new era. The aircraft, which is leased from ILFC, is the first of 15 A320 family aircraft being acquired through a mix of purchases and leases.

Air New Zealand will initially use its Airbus A320s on...

TAME expands fleet with Airbus aircraft

5 September 2003 Press Release

Ecuadorian state-owned flag-carrier TAME took delivery today of the first of two new A320 aircraft as part of a ceremony held in Toulouse, Southwestern France. A second Airbus single-aisle A320 will also be delivered to TAME next September 12th, 2003. These two new aircraft are part of an operating ...

Ecuadorian state-owned flag-carrier TAME took delivery of the first of two A320

5 September 2003 Press Release

Ecuadorian state-owned flag-carrier TAME took delivery today of the first of two new A320 aircraft as part of a ceremony held in Toulouse

Clarification

3 September 2003 Press Release

Following the publication of some misleading information in a French daily today, Airbus wishes to clearly state that it did not ask to re-negotiate the conditions under which the refundable launch investments for the A380 were granted. These investments were granted after approval from the respecti...

Airbus Press Centre - press release

3 September 2003 Press Release

Following the publication of some misleading information in a French daily today, Airbus wishes to clearly state that it did not ask to re-negotiate the conditions under which the refundable launch in

Airbus A340 in first flight of "AWIATOR? programme

29 August 2003 Press Release

The flight demonstrations as part of the AWIATOR (Aircraft Wing with Advanced Technology Operation) technology programme have begun, using an Airbus A340-300 as the test bed aircraft.



The 80 million Euro programme, which is investigating future wing technologies, includes many other partner...

Start of A380 major component assembly in Hamburg

25 August 2003 Press Release

On Monday, Airbus started assembly work on the first A380 fuselage section in Hamburg. This will take place in the Major Component Assembly (MCA) hall, which has been specially built for this purpose and was inaugurated on 21 May in the presence of the Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. By the end...

Frontier Airlines orders 15 more A319

21 August 2003 Press Release

Consistent with its commitment to the Airbus A320 Family of aircraft and a with a Letter of Intent previously announced by the airline, U.S. low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for 15 new A319s. The Denver-based carrier currently operates 19 A319s and took delivery of the firs...

Airbus unveils first A380 centre wingbox

19 August 2003 Press Release

The first major section of the A380 ? the centre wingbox ? was unveiled today on the Airbus site of Nantes where it was produced. From a technical point of view, the structure, a key section of the aircraft located at the junction between the wings and the fuselage, is a world?s first, with over 40...

China's flag carrier Air China receives first A319

15 July 2003 Press Release

Air China, the flag carrier of the People?s Republic of China, has taken delivery of its first A319 at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. This is the very first aircraft of the A320 Family ever delivered to Air China. The ferry flight will take the aircraft to Xiaoshan International Air...

Prime minister opens UK?s biggest new factory

4 July 2003 Press Release

A £350 million aerospace factory built for planemaker Airbus, was officially opened today by the Prime Minister

UK?s biggest new factory opens at Airbus, Broughton

4 July 2003 Press Release

A £350 million aerospace factory built for planemaker Airbus, will be officially opened today

SWISS will fly its first new A340-300 to Zurich

1 July 2003 Press Release

Swiss International Air Lines will fly its first Airbus A340-300, which was delivered last evening, from the manufacturer's delivery centre in Toulouse to its main base in Zurich, Switzerland, today.



The aircraft is the first of seven to be delivered to SWISS this year and meets the a...

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