A sweet solution: Bee honey helps Airbus think green
28 July 2014

Airbus has enlisted bees to “monitor” its environmental performance with hives in two locations near the company’s Hamburg, Germany facilities. Airbus collects the bees' honey, which can provide key data on the quality of surrounding soil, air and water. In addition to sending the honey off for pollution-level analysis at an independent lab, the company also produces more than 600 jars per year – which are given away to customers, suppliers and staff.
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A sweet solution: Bee honey helps Airbus think green
28 July 2014

Airbus has enlisted bees to “monitor” its environmental performance with hives in two locations near the company’s Hamburg, Germany facilities. Airbus collects the bees' honey, which can provide key data on the quality of surrounding soil, air and water. In addition to sending the honey off for pollution-level analysis at an independent lab, the company also produces more than 600 jars per year – which are given away to customers, suppliers and staff.

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A350 XWB route proving: Europe-Canada via the North Pole and back
27 July 2014

The first phase of A350 XWB route-proving flights took Airbus’ newest jetliner from Toulouse, France over the North Pole to Iqaluit Airport in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. On its return flight, the A350-900 made a stopover in Frankfurt, Germany for visits by personnel from Lufthansa – one of the 38 customers placing firm orders for the A350 Family to date. The world route proving flights are demonstrating the A350-900 version’s readiness for airline operations, and will include operations to14 major airports worldwide.

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The week in review for Airbus’ “best Farnborough Airshow ever”
19 July 2014

The excitement of Airbus’ best Farnborough Airshow in the company’s history is reviewed in this video from the 2014 event. Its highlights include the A330neo launch and initial customer signings for Airbus’ new engine option jetliner, the announcements of additional bookings for in-production A320 Family and A350 XWB aircraft, the daily flying display that spanned generations of aviation from the A380 and A350 XWB to World War 1-era airplanes, along with views of the Airbus Group pavilion at Farnborough Airport and the ambience during the biennial aerospace industry event.

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Airbus Direct: Farnborough Airshow (Day 5)
18 July 2014

This special edition of Airbus Direct highlights flight presentations performed during the Farnborough International Airshow’s fifth day, with an emphasis on the Airbus A380 – the world’s largest and most efficient aircraft – and A400M from Airbus Defence and Space. The video concludes with air show insights from Airbus’ Executive Vice President Programmes, Tom Williams.

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Gearing up for the A320neo first flight
18 July 2014

Fernando Alonso, Head of Airbus Flight & Integration Test Centre, provides details on the upcoming A320neo maiden flight in this interview from the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Leading the way: Airbus and industrial operations
18 July 2014

Airbus puts a high priority on environmental performance and is committed to the company’s sustainable growth. Head of Production Mario Heinen explains how this is being reflected in Airbus’ industrial operations.

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Farnborough 2014: Day 4 highlights
17 July 2014

Airbus’ high-profile presence at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow continued on the biennial industry event’s fourth day, which is recapped in this compilation video. Underscoring its best performance ever at a Farnborough Airshow, Airbus announced new business for 496 aircraft (worth US$75.3 billion), while the company’s A350 XWB and A380 wowed visitors during flight presentations.

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Leading the way: Airbus and sustainable fuels
17 July 2014

Airbus believes that sustainable fuels have a significant role to play in reducing aviation’s environmental footprint. In this video clip, Airbus New Energies Programme Manager Frédéric Eychenne discusses the company’s philosophy as it relates to sustainable fuels, and highlights the key initiatives being advanced with Airbus support.

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Airbus Direct: Farnborough Airshow (Day 4)
17 July 2014

This edition of Airbus Direct highlights the exceptional flight presentations performed by Airbus’ A350 XWB and A380 – as well as the A400M from Airbus Defence and Space – on Day 4 of the Farnborough International Airshow. Also included is a special chat with President and CEO Fabrice Brégier, who explains why this year’s edition of the biennial industry event was the best ever for Airbus.

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Farnborough 2014: Day 3 highlights
16 July 2014

All the action from Day 3 of the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow is captured in this video clip, which puts a special emphasis on the impressive flying displays performed by Airbus’ A350 XWB and A380, as well as the A400M from Airbus Defence and Space. Also spotlighted is Air Mauritius’ Memorandum of Understanding signed for four A350-900 aircraft, Airbus’ newly-announced partnership with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and more.