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
Airbus comes to Asian Aerospace '04 (24th-29th February) with a positive outlook after a landmark year in 2003, in which it became Number One also in terms of deliveries. During 2003, Airbus delivered 305 aircraft and achieved 284 new firm orders despite the widespread challenges faced by the
Air Caledonie International has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320, becoming a new operator of the type. It plans to use it on flights from its base in Noumea, New Caledonia, to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
Aircalin?s A320 seats eight passenge
(Los Angeles) A Singapore Airlines four-engine A340-500 has successfully operated the longest non-stop commercial air service in the world, with its first flight between Singapore and Los Angeles. The A340-500 departed at 16.00 Singapore local time and completed the 14,093 km / 7,609 nm secto
Air Tahiti Nui has signed a firm contract with Airbus for another A340-300, which will be delivered in June 2005. The aircraft will become the fifth four-engined A340-300 in its fleet, which currently flies long-haul services across the Pacific and on to Europe - as well as to Japan.
Today Airbus showcased the most flexible 100-seater aircraft, the Airbus A318, at Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Today Airbus showcased the most flexible 100-seater aircraft, the Airbus A318, at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The A318 is the newest member of the Airbus single-aisle A320 Family, comprising the A318 (107 seats), A319 (124 seats), A320 (150 seats) and A321 (185 seats). The A318 combines unmatched effic...
Uk Government Announces Preference For The Airbus A330-200 As Its Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
Tom Williams New Executive Vice President Procurement - Iain Gray Appointed Managing Director And General Manager Of Airbus Uk
2003 was a landmark year for Airbus, the year in which it became Number One.
With 305 deliveries in 2003, Airbus slightly exceeded its target of 300, and remains approximately at the same level as 2002 (303), despite the difficulties and uncertainties experienced in t
Laurence Barron, currently Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management, within Airbus? Customer Affairs directorate in Toulouse, has been appointed as President of Airbus China, succeeding Guy McLeod who will take over from Mr Barron in Toulouse. The exchange is effective as of the January 1, 20...
Toulouse, 19 th December 2003: The first Airbus A330-200 long-range twin-jet for Livingston Aviation Group SpA, the Italian air transportation holding created in March 2003 and entirely owned by Ventaglio Group, has made its public debut at the manufacturer's main facility in To...
Toulouse, 19th December 2003: The first Airbus A330-200 long-range twin-jet for Livingston Aviation Group SpA, the Italian air transportation holding created in March 2003 and entirely owned by Ventaglio Group, has made its public debut at the manufacturer?s main facility in Toulouse, France. The ai...
Qantas Airways new low-cost carrier, Jetstar, has signed a contract with Airbus for 20 A320s and taken options on a further 40
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...