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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Airbus delay slows Emirates' plans for Australian market

Emirates has tempered its ambitious expansion plans for the Australian market, after announcing plans to boost its flights from 49 a week to 70 "by the end of 2009".

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gulf Airlines Announce Aircraft Orders

Gulf carriers ordered 140 planes for nearly $40 billion from both Airbus and Boeing Co. on Sunday, the opening day of the Dubai Airshow, in a boost for the global airline industry and a sign of the Middle Eastern airlines' rapid expansion. (page not found)

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Vietnam Airlines told to finalise Boeing, Airbus deals

Vietnam on Friday ordered the state-run airline to finalise contracts before the end of the year with Airbus and Boeing to buy planes with a total catalogue price of nearly six billion dollars.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Marsans unveils $7.5 bln Airbus order, with A380s

Spain's Marsans travel group unveiled a massive $7.5 billion deal for 61 new Airbus planes on Thursday, four of them the aircraft maker's A380 'superjumbo'.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Singapore budget carrier confirms order for 30 Airbus A320 planes

Singapore low-cost carrier Tiger Airways has signed a contract to buy 30 Airbus A320s, with 20 more on option, the European aircraft manufacturer said.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

US Airways confirms order for 92 Airbus planes

US Airways has confirmed an agreement signed at the Paris Air Show in June to buy 92 aircraft from Airbus, the European planemaker said Friday. (page not found)

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Vietnam Airlines Plans to Buy Jets

In an order split between fierce rivals, Vietnam Airlines has said it plans to buy 10 long range, mid size Airbus A350s while adding to a previous order for Boeing 787s, the aircraft makers said Monday. (page not found)

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Singapore Airlines to Auction Seats Online for Inaugural Airbus 380 Flight

The clamor for seats on board the world's biggest passenger aircraft - the Airbus A380 - has prompted Singapore Airlines to auction seats on the Internet for its inaugural flight later this year.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Australia's Jetstar eyes major Airbus order

Qantas Airways Ltd's low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar, said on Tuesday it was looking at making a large order for Airbus A320 aircraft to meet its growth plans for Australia and Asia.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

China Southern Airlines to buy 45 jets from Airbus, Boeing

China Southern Airlines Co. said late Monday it agreed to buy 20 A320 jets from Airbus and 25 B737-800 planes from Boeing Co. to increase its operating capacity.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Airbus bags another order

Singapore Airlines has awarded a $3.7 billion contract to Airbus for 20 new A350s on the last day of the Paris Air Show.

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Mandala Airlines to buy 25 Airbus A320 aircraft

Indonesia's Mandala Airlines has said it will buy 25 Airbus A320 aircraft to strengthen its fleet as it faces tighter local competition.

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Tiger beefs up fleet for launch

Tiger Airways has ordered up to 50 extra Airbus A320s for its upcoming launch into the Australian domestic market.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hong Kong Airlines to buy 51 Airbus planes

Hong Kong Airlines plans to buy 51 jets from Airbus worth $5.6 billion, accelerating an expansion aimed at a booming Asian aviation arena.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Aeroflot commitment lifts Airbus

Russian carrier Aeroflot has confirmed it will purchase 22 of the new Airbus A350 XWB planes, ending speculation it might opt exclusively for Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fly Asian Express orders 15 A330 aircraft

The owner of budget airline AirAsia X, Fly Asian Express, has confirmed it has ordered 15 long-haul Airbus A330 aircraft in a deal worth $2.9 billion. (page not found)

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Chinese group to bid for all six Airbus plants

The aerospace industry is rushing to invest in the far east, with China's main state-owned aerospace group bidding to invest in or buy all six Airbus plants.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Kingfisher Airlines to order more A380 jets

India's Kingfisher Airlines plans to order five more Airbus A380 superjumbos this month, becoming the latest carrier to increase orders for the delayed aircraft.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Airbus in $16B Qatar Airways deal

Airbus has signed a $16 billion deal with Qatar Airways for 80 A350XWB aircraft, replacing a 2005 agreement for 60 planes. (page not found)

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Airbus woos India with superjumbo

An Airbus 380 superjumbo has touched down for the first time in India.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Budget airline plans no-frills routes

AirAsia X is set to announce a multi-billion dollar order of up to 15 Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Airbus protests due across Europe

Tens of thousands of Airbus workers are expected to take to the streets on Friday to vent their anger at the plane manufacturer's plans to cut 10,000 jobs.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

China plans to build its own super-jumbo

China has announced plans to build its own large passenger aircraft to challenge Airbus and Boeing in a project described by an aviation official as an "inspiration to the nation".

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

EADS board agrees on Airbus restructure

The board of the European and Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) has approved the Power8 restructure plan for Airbus, which it says will lead to EBIT contributions of 2.1 billion euros ($A3.5 billion) in 2010 and additional 5 billion euros of cumulative cash flow from 2007 to 2010.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

BA chooses Boeing for new planes

British Airways will purchase four 777-200s to add to its fleet of long-haul aircraft after choosing Boeing over Airbus.

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