Company Watch - Airbus.
Airbus A340-600's first- and business-class sections are too heavy, costing a fortune in fuel costs to the airlines. Apr 9, 2007
Airbus parent EADS named Rudiger Grube co-chairman of the board, replacing Manfred Bischoff, who resigned to become chairman of DaimlerChrysler. The German joins co-Chairman Arnaud Lagardere of France. Bischoff had been co-chairman since 2000 and Grube has been a member of the EADS board since 2004. Apr 9, 2007
Airbus begins painting first Singapore A380 Airbus has started painting the first A380 for launch customer Singapore Airlines in a further step towards delivering the first aircraft in October this year. Apr 11, 2007
Skybus reveals advert-carrying Airbus US start-up airline Skybus Airlines has unveiled the first of its Airbus A319s and the first to be branded by an advertiser. Apr 12, 2007
Airbus said US Airways has joined America West Airlines in using the Airman real-time maintenance tool to monitor its fleet of Airbus aircraft. US becomes the largest Airman user. Apr 9, 2007
British Airways CEO Can See Fleet Of 10-15 Airbus A380s British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh could imagine buying 10 to 15 Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft to bolster its long-haul fleet, he told a German newspaper. Apr 10, 2007
Jet Airways reveals its new A330-200 livery, seen here for the first at Airbus[sup.1] Toulouse factory. The airline became the first Indian carrier to operate the type when it entered service in April 2006 on domestic and international routes. It has ordered 10 A330-200s with options on ten more. Apr 10, 2007
Rolls-Royce said Guggenheim Aviation Partners selected the Trent 700 to power up to six A330-200 freighters in a deal worth approximately $200 million at list prices. Deliveries will begin in 2010. It is Rolls' first order for the recently launched aircraft type. Apr 12, 2007
Ryanair Plans Low-Cost Transatlantic Airline Executives at Europe's biggest low-cost carrier Ryanair are working on launching a transatlantic airline with a fleet of 30 to 50 long-haul aircraft in the next three to four years. Ryanair boss Michael Leary plans to have a fleet of Airbus A350s or Boeing 787s. The airline currently operates only Boeing 737 aircraft. Apr 12, 2007
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Apr 9, 2007