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Airbus - demand for 25000 new aircraft predicted
21 September, 2009
Some 25,000 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at US$3.1 trillion will be delivered from 2009 to 2028, according to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast. Emerging economies, evolving airline networks, expansion of low cost carriers and the increasing number of mega-cities as well as traffic growth and the replacement of older less efficient aircraft with more eco-efficient airliners are factors driving demand for new aircraft.
Airbus delivers first A318 with 'steep approach' capability
07 September, 2009
Airbus has delivered the first of two A318 aircraft equipped with 'steep approach' capability to British Airways.
EASA certifies new 'Autopilot/Flight Director' TCAS mode for A380
25 August, 2009
Following recent successful development testing, a new Auto-Pilot/Flight-Director (AP/FD) TCAS* mode for the Airbus A380 has been approved and certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Afriqiyah Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A330 from Airbus
13 August, 2009
Afriqiyah Airways has taken delivery of their first Airbus A330-200 aircraft, becoming a new operator of this aircraft type. The new A330 will seat 230 passengers in a two-class cabin and will serve long-haul operations on routes from Tripoli to Africa and Europe.
Airbus - 1000th A330/A340 delivered
10 August, 2009
Airbus hasdelivered the 1000th aircraft from the A330/A340 Family. The aircraft, an A330-300, was handed over to Thai Airways International (THAI) at a special ceremony in Toulouse.
First A320 assembled in China performs maiden flight from Airbus
28 May, 2009
The first A320 aircraft assembled outside Europe in the Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) successfully completed its first flight today.
Airbus changes A380 delivery schedule for 2009/2010
08 May, 2009
Due to the current economic and aviation crisis and following specific customer requests for deferrals, Airbus is adapting its A380 aircraft delivery schedule for 2009/2010.
Airbus integrates MTAD as 'Airbus Military'
21 April, 2009
EADS’s former military transport aircraft division, MTAD becomes fully integrated into Airbus. As a new Airbus business unit, "Airbus Military’ will be accountable for all military activities within Airbus. The integration and "Day 1’ of the new unit - celebrated in Seville/Spain today - follows an EADS Board decision of December 2008.
Armavia takes delivery of its first new A319 from Airbus
27 March, 2009
Armenia flag carrier Armavia has today taken delivery of its first new A319. The aircraft was handed over to Armavia's President, Mikhail Bagdasarov, at a ceremony held at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany. Operated under a lease agreement with ILFC, the new A319 will increase the airline's Airbus fleet to five aircraft.
Airbus presents innovative use of RFID in airline catering
10 March, 2009
Airbus is highlighting its position as innovation leader at this year's CeBIT Expo in Hannover by presenting intelligent catering solutions using RFID.
Airbus revises production rates
27 February, 2009
Airbus is adapting production rates of its A320 Family programme from 36 to 34 a month from October 2009 onwards. Production rates of the A330/A340 family will be paused at the current level of 8.5 a month, and not increased further as previously planned.
Dragon Aviation Leasing receives its first directly purchased Airbus aircraft from Airbus
26 February, 2009
Customer awaits first delivery from Final Assembly Line China in Summer
Korean Air orders two more A380s from Airbus
16 February, 2009
Korean Air has placed firm orders with Airbus for two more double-deck A380 aircraft. This latest purchase agreement brings the total number of A380s ordered by Korean Air to ten aircraft. The carrier will operate the aircraft in a three-class layout on routes linking Seoul to destinations in North America and Europe, including Los Angeles, New York and Paris.
Air Austral selects A380 in single-class configuration for future growth
27 January, 2009
Air Austral, the airline based in Saint Denis, La Reunion, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of two A380s in a single-class configuration.
Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse
26 January, 2009
Airbus starts construction work on the final assembly line for the A350 XWB, the new highly efficient wide-body aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2013.
EADS/Airbus completes its aerostructures strategy from Airbus
14 January, 2009
With GKN Aerospace's recent acquisition of the Airbus wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit at Filton, UK, EADS/Airbus has accomplished its aerostructures reorganisation strategy.
Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008
02 January, 2009
The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007, with five more delivered to the airline in 2008. Qantas received three A380s in 2008, and Emirates four - the most recent of which was delivered on the 30th December 2008 from the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany.
Airbus - Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s
26 December, 2008
Uzbekistan's national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, signed a firm contract for the purchase of four A320 aircraft as part of the modernisation of its medium range fleet. In addition to six A320s already acquired by the airline in June 2007, this order will further enlarge the airline's A320 orders up to ten aircraft.
Airbus - Comlux orders extra Airbus A320 Prestige
19 November, 2008
Comlux Aviation, the VVIP charter division of Comlux The Aviation Group, has ordered a second A320 for its VVIP operation, consolidating its role as the largest operator of the Airbus ACJ Family.
Volaris takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 from Airbus
14 October, 2008
Volaris, a Mexican low-fare airline based in Toluca, Mexico, has received its first Airbus A320 from Airbus.
Qantas receives its first A380
21 September, 2008
Australia’s flagship airline, Qantas, has received the first of 20 Airbus A380s on order, at a ceremony in Toulouse, France.
Airbus sells Laupheim site to Diehl and Thales
02 August, 2008
Diehl and Thales have signed a contract for the purchase of Airbus' site in Laupheim. From October 1st, all operational business and assets of the Laupheim site will be transferred to Diehl/Thales.
Airbus delivers first A380 to Emirates Airline
30 July, 2008
Emirates Airline has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380 aircraft in an historic delivery ceremony with over 500 guests in Hamburg, Germany.
A320 Airbus sections arrive in Tianjin
27 July, 2008
The first aircraft sections for the new Airbus single-aisle assembly line in Tianjin arrived at the A320 Final Assembly Line (FAL) site in the early morning of 25th July.
Russian Airlines Aircraft Requirements
31 March, 2008
The Russian airlines will need more than 900 passenger aircraft over the next 20 years in response to the strong growth in this market, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF).
Airbus - A380 makes first commercial flight to London
21 March, 2008
Airbus' flagship, the A380, makes its first commercial flight into London Heathrow operated by Singapore Airlines.
Airbus 2007 results
06 February, 2008
In 2007 Airbus delivered 453 aircraft, 19 more than in 2006, on time and to customer satisfaction. The deliveries include 367 A320 Family aircraft, six A300 Freighters, 79 A330/A340 aircraft, and the first all new eco-efficient A380 to Singapore Airlines. Entry into service of the A380 was smooth, with a very high technical dispatch reliability rate.
Airbus - A350-900 for China Airlines
23 January, 2008
China Airlines, Taiwan's largest carrier, has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 14 A350-900 and taken another six on option. The new generation medium capacity long-haul aircraft is being acquired by China Airlines as part of their future fleet modernisation programme.
Airbus - Delivery totals for 2007
23 January, 2008
In 2007 Airbus delivered 453 aircraft, 19 more than in 2006, on time and to customer satisfaction. The deliveries include 367 A320 Family aircraft, six A300 Freighters, 79 A330/A340 aircraft, and the first all new eco-efficient A380 to Singapore Airlines. Entry into service of the A380 was smooth, with a very high technical dispatch reliability rate.
Airbus - TAM Linhas A?reas order
23 January, 2008
Leading Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aéreas has firmed up its order for 22 A350 XWBs and for four additional A330-200s. The airline based in São Paulo has furthermore added another 20 A320 Family aircraft to the initial order. TAM, Airbus' biggest customer in the southern hemisphere, now has the largest A350 XWB fleet. This agreement raises the number of orders for the A350 XWB to 314 aircraft.
Airbus - A400M First Centre Wing Box Delivered
29 March, 2007
The first centre wing box, the 'structural heart' of the A400M military transport aircraft, has been delivered from the Airbus Nantes site in France to Seville in Spain, where it arrived yesterday, Wednesday 28th March. Deliveries of major structural sections for the first A400M military transport aircraft to the final assembly line in Seville, Spain, started at the end of 2006.
Airbus: New appointments for operations and procurement
27 March, 2007
Gerald Weber (57) has been appointed Head of Operations and Member of the Airbus Executive Committee as of 2nd April. Mr Weber was until recently Head of Truck Product Creation and Member of the Board 'Commercial Vehicles' at DaimlerChrysler AG and has held senior positions at A.T. Kearney and Volkswagen AG.
Airbus Delivers 800th A330/A340
14 March, 2007
Airbus delivers the 800th A330/A340 Family aircraft and increases further production
TAM signs contract acquisition of 37 additional Airbus aircraft
16 November, 2006
TAM signs contract for the acquisition of 37 additional Airbus aircraft
 
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