Airbus last week laid the first stone in its new delivery center on a 40-hectare site near Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport. The four-building complex will be equipped to handle the deliveries of all aircraft leaving Toulouse including the A380. The facility is due to be completed in October 2006. Separately, Airbus announced that the PW6000-powered version of the A318 was granted type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency following a year-long test period. The A318 ...

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