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Hawker de Havilland to make Airbus A380 wingtip fences

1 February 2002 Press Release

Hawker de Havilland has been chosen by Airbus to design and build the wingtips and wingtip fences for the Airbus A380 superjumbo, the world's largest and most modern airliner.



Hawker de Havilland will supply all of the A380 wingtips and fences for the Airbus A380*, as part of business ...

The A380 enters production

The A380 enters production
23 January 2002 Press Release

The A380 entered production on schedule today at Airbus' Nantes site in France. The A380 will enter into service in the spring of 2006.



The traditional "first metal cut" from the machining of an aluminum triform (wing-to-fuselage junction) was accompanied today by the produc...

Honeywell selected for A380 Flight Management System

15 January 2002 Press Release

Airbus has selected Honeywell to supply the Flight Management System (FMS) for all its A380 aircraft. The company's Phoenix, Arizona-based aerospace business will provide the systems for the world's largest airliner, scheduled to enter service in 2006. The computer-driven FMS manages the...

A318 takes off on maiden flight

A318 takes off on maiden flight
15 January 2002 Press Release

Airbus' A318, the latest member of Airbus' popular single-aisle family, was cleared for its maiden take-off from the Finkenwerder airfield in Hamburg this morning. The first A318 took to the skies at 10:11 hours local time (8:11 GMT).



The flight is captained by Bernd Schaefer, Chief P...

JetBlue places first Airbus order in 2002: New York airline orders 10 more A320s

14 January 2002 Press Release

Continuing its growth as an airline and its success with Airbus aircraft, New York City (JFK)-based jetBlue Airways has penned an order for 10 additional A320s. Deliveries of these new additions are slated to begin this year and run through 2005. The newly-ordered aircraft, like all of jetBlue&apo...

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