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May 7, 2006

Airbus A318 Elite Airliner

Commercial Airplane for VIP's

Airbus A318 Elite
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Derived from the Airbus A318 airliner, the Elite has seating for 14-18 passengers in a spacious and luxurious layout that allows them to socialize and move around. Its cabin features settees as well as seats clustered around tables, both of which can be converted into full-length beds for maximum sleeping comfort.

A318 Airbus commercial airplane

When you are in the market for private jet transport of around 15 passengers, you cannot beat the space, comfort and economics of the Airbus 318 Elite.

View Photo 1 - Cabin Inside A318 Elite

View Photo 2 - Cabin Inside A318 Elite

The Airbus A318 Elite has a range of up to 4,000 nm – enough to fly non-stop from the Middle East to Europe, or from London to New York. It will be delivered as an already outfitted aircraft, under a partnership between Airbus and Lufthansa Technik.

“In making wide-cabin comfort more accessible to executive and private users, we gain entry to a larger market that builds on the success of the Airbus ACJ Family, which has already reached the milestone of over 50 sales,” says Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert.

The Airbus ACJ Family comprises the A318 Elite, the Airbus ACJ/A3I9 Executive/ A319 Long Range, and the A320 Prestige. They all feature the most modern design, as well as the most space and comfort of any business jet in their class – plus a host of features that are either unavailable or cost more on competing aircraft. These include public transport certification, side-stick controllers and fly-by-wire controls, category 3B autoland, wingtip fences and centralised maintenance.

The Airbus ACJ thus delivers not only more space for the money, but a host of additional features, representing the best value available in its class. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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May 6, 2006

Airbus at Asian Aerospace 2006 Singapore

A380 displayed at the Singapore Aerospace show for the first time

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Airbus has come to Asian Aerospace '06 with a positive outlook after achieving record orders, deliveries and profitability in 2005. During the year, Airbus received 1,111 gross orders, delivered 378 aircraft and recorded a profitability margin above its target of 10 per cent. The year also saw the industrial launch of the new A350 and the first flight of the A380.

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Airbus underscored its strong presence in the Asia-Pacific marketplace with major participation at Asian Aerospace, held at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore. An A380 was exhibited at the show for the first time and it also took part in the daily flying display.

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has delivered more than 4,100 aircraft to 260 customers and operators world-wide, and boasts a healthy deliver backlog of well over 2,000 aircraft, which, at current rates, represents some four to five years of production. With an annual turnover of €22.3 billion in 2005, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan. It is headquartered in Toulouse, France.

Airbus orders from the Asia - Pacific region in 2005 accounted for over 45 per cent of the global total, with more than 500 firm orders from 13 customers. These included highly significant orders for the A380 from China Southern and Kingfisher in India, A330s from Air China & China Southern, and almost 270 A320 Family orders from low-cost carriers including AirAsia, Air Deccan, IndiGo and Tiger Airways. Total orders from the region stand at almost 1,500, with more than 800 aircraft of all types now in service with 55 airline operators across the region. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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