Airbus A350

November 16, 2008 - 8:00am

The Al Jaber Aviation order for ACJ and Elite members of the Airbus business jet family announced Sunday (see page one) marks the first in the Middle East to specify long-range fuel tanks, giving longer legs for operations from Dubai or Abu Dhabi.  From the smallest in the Airbus range based on the A318, to the giant A380 Prestige, the ability to offer nonstop flights between major cities adds to the attraction of aircraft that set the highest

November 15, 2008 - 6:09am

MAZ Aviation chairman Mohammed Al-Zeer yesterday unveiled a new group of companies that will bring several specialized services for business and private aircraft to the Middle East by 2011.

October 5, 2008 - 3:15pm

Jet Aviation recently signed two letters of intent with customers for the interior completion of two Airbus A350-900 XWB (extra-widebody) executive/VIP jets.

October 2, 2008 - 5:07am

Cessna supplier Spirit AeroSystems will manufacture the fuselage for the Citation Columbus in a new 375,000-sq-ft factory in Wichita. The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Major Projects and Comprehensive Training program and Kansas Economic Opportunity Initiatives Fund helped with $14.5 million in funding, and the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County are adding $3.2 million in property tax rebates.

October 1, 2008 - 7:07am

Airbus, to date, has sold more than 100 single-aisle airplanes in executive configuration, including its first double-deck A380 “Flying Palace” and, in the first deal of its kind in the Middle East (and the largest ever for Airbus corporate jetliners) six VIP-configured A350XWB Prestige aircraft based on the A350-900, the newest member of the manufacturer’s corporate jetliner family.

October 1, 2008 - 7:03am

Amid rumors that the new Gulfstream G650 already has attracted more than 500 “letters of interest” and that production of the widebody is sold out through 2021, a company spokesman would confirm only that interest in the new airplane has been “overwhelming.”

July 30, 2008 - 9:01am

Recent industry scuttlebutt that Daher Aerospace will take a majority stake in EADS Socata is likely to be confirmed next month following “exclusive negotiations” between the two companies announced last month.

July 16, 2008 - 11:12am

For the third day running, Airbus and Boeing defied pessimistic predictions of softening demand for airliners with new contracts collectively worth almost $6 billion.

July 15, 2008 - 11:42am

Airlines from fast-growing new markets in the Middle East and Russia once again boosted dwindling aircraft sales yesterday here. Airbus cashed in to the tune of up to $4.5 billion with four contracts calling for up to 56 new jets.

Gulf carrier Qatar Airways kicked off the near frenzy of transactions with a memorandum of understanding covering the purchase of four A321s, plus options on a further two.

July 15, 2008 - 9:03am

Russian titanium manufacturer VSMPO-AVISMA (Hall 3 Stand B30) has signed a framework agreement covering the supply of titanium products to Airbus and other EADS divisions that could be worth as much as $4 billion through 2020.

 
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