Striving to be the best: Airbus partners with ORACLE TEAM USA
22 October 2014

Two world leaders – Airbus in the aerospace industry and ORACLE TEAM USA in competitive international sailing – have teamed up with a mutually beneficial partnership that takes advantage of the similarities between designs for aircraft and America's Cup yachts. Airbus is providing its engineering expertise and support to the defenders of America’s Cup as the team prepares its wingsail-powered AC62 class catamaran, which flies above the water on foils, for this 2017 competition.
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Striving to be the best: Airbus partners with ORACLE TEAM USA
22 October 2014

Two world leaders – Airbus in the aerospace industry and ORACLE TEAM USA in competitive international sailing – have teamed up with a mutually beneficial partnership that takes advantage of the similarities between designs for aircraft and America's Cup yachts. Airbus is providing its engineering expertise and support to the defenders of America’s Cup as the team prepares its wingsail-powered AC62 class catamaran, which flies above the water on foils, for this 2017 competition.

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Airbus and ORACLE TEAM USA: A mutual passion for excellence
21 October 2014

Airbus has forged a technology partnership with the sailing team ORACLE TEAM USA, as it prepares to defend its title at the 2017 contest for the 35th America’s Cup, which is the world’s oldest international sporting trophy. As official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA, Airbus will share the know-how of its experts in areas such as aerodynamics, composites and data analysis, and more, while benefiting from the innovative approach of a world leader in sailing.

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Airbus’ A350 XWB offers “Xtra” innovation
08 October 2014

The many innovations onboard the next-generation A350 XWB aircraft are designed to increase the efficiency of the airlines operating it. These include the jetliner’s advanced aerodynamics and airframe – which is comprised of 53 per cent composite materials – along with a state-of-the-art a flight deck, the latest cabin features and more.

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A350 XWB: The “Xtra” flight experience
08 October 2014

With Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner, it’s the “Xtra” that makes the difference in delivering superior comfort aloft for passengers in all classes of service. This next-generation widebody aircraft delivers “xtra:” comfort with the company’s 18-inch wide seat standard, more storage space, wide panoramic windows, a relaxing and quiet cabin lit by LED mood lights and the latest in-flight entertainment options.

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ProtoSpace: Where ideas take shape
08 October 2014

Airbus’ ProtoSpace provides the necessary environment, means and tools to develop disruptive concepts and bring about concrete innovation. One such disruptive concept – highlighted in this video – is the immersive view, which provides pilots with a 360-degree panoramic view of what is happening below an aircraft while “driving” in an e-taxi configuration. ProtoSpace underscores Airbus’ strong commitment to innovation.

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The A350 XWB test fleet joins up in formation flight
30 September 2014

Airbus’ five A350-900 test aircraft took to the skies for an impressive formation flight on 29 September 2014. These A350 XWB jetliners accumulated a combined total of more than 2,600 flight test hours during the successful campaign leading to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certification for this next-generation widebody.

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A350 XWB is 'Good to go' as it obtains its certification
30 September 2014

The A350 XWB received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 30th September 2014, which paves the way for the jetliner’s planned first customer delivery to Qatar Airways in the fourth quarter. The A350 XWB’s on-time certification process – which included initial evaluations with suppliers and on test rigs, a rigorous flight test campaign and the global route-proving tour – is a years-long process to ensure the aircraft’s readiness and maturity at service entry. This video explains the key steps along the way.

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Relive the A320neo’s historic first flight
25 September 2014

A “new” leader in single-aisle efficiency took to the skies for the first time on 25 September 2014 with the maiden flight of Airbus’ A320neo (new engine option) jetliner. Step “on-board” the no. 1 NEO aircraft with flight test crew and experience the sights and sounds of this historic day in Airbus’ “best of” video. Highlighting the A320neo’s approximately two-and-a-half-hour mission – which took off and landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport – this clip also includes planeside comments from the flight test crew.

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A320neo: reducing operating costs through innovation
24 September 2014

Airbus’ A320neo delivers reduced operating costs thanks to some remarkable innovations, including two new engine options (the PurePower PW1100G-JM from Pratt & Whitney and CFM International’s LEAP-1A), Sharklet wingtip devices, landing gear modifications and more.

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A320neo: a focus on the industrial network
23 September 2014

Providing the parts that come together to form Airbus’ A320neo are some of the best engineering and technical teams working in the field today. This video provides specific details on the elaborate industrial network that is behind the fuel-efficient jetliner.