The A380: 10 years at the forefront of air transportation
23 April 2015

Airbus’ 21st century flagship has “shared its love” with passenger and airlines alike in the 10 years since it performed its maiden flight in April 2005. The 21st century flagship highlights Airbus’ passion for aviation as a true game-changer for travellers, with its unrivalled space and comfort aloft, while generating significant revenue for operators. Thirteen operators now fly the double-deck A380 – with the jetliner taking off or landing somewhere in the world every four minutes, on average.
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The A380: 10 years at the forefront of air transportation
23 April 2015

Airbus’ 21st century flagship has “shared its love” with passenger and airlines alike in the 10 years since it performed its maiden flight in April 2005. The 21st century flagship highlights Airbus’ passion for aviation as a true game-changer for travellers, with its unrivalled space and comfort aloft, while generating significant revenue for operators. Thirteen operators now fly the double-deck A380 – with the jetliner taking off or landing somewhere in the world every four minutes, on average.

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Airbus and India: A close working relationship
16 April 2015

During his state visit to France in April 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a special visit to the Airbus factories in Toulouse – further underscoring the close working relationship between India and Airbus that dates back to the 1970s. This video clip reflects on past successes between the two parties, and looks ahead to their continued cooperation in the years to come.

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Airbus Blue5: water "stop the drop" (Episode 2)
11 March 2015

The second in a series of humorous videos with a serious message, highlighting key environmental issues and encouraging our employees to Make a Difference with Blue5. This short animation follows the perilous journey of a drop of water facing extinction…

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Airbus BizLab: accelerating aerospace innovation
06 March 2015

This video puts the spotlight on Airbus' BizLab network, which was created to speed up the transformation of ground-breaking ideas into valuable business propositions, all within an extended innovation eco-system. An Airbus BizLab provides wide-ranging support for early-stage projects in the form of a six-month acceleration programme, through which entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and Airbus employee “intrapreneurs” are given access to a large number of coaches, experts and mentors across various domains. Providing additional insight in this video clip are Airbus Chief Innovation Officer Yann Barbaux and BizLabs Director Bruno Gutierres.

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The Airbus A380: in-service worldwide
09 February 2015

Thanks to its unmatched passenger appeal and revenue-generating capabilities, Airbus’ A380 has earned its place as the new “queen of the skies.” As of January 2015, A380 jetliners are being operated by 13 customers around the globe: Air France, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International (THAI).

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Sharklet retrofit: Benefit from increased fuel-efficiency
14 January 2015

As a result of the popularity of Airbus’ fuel-saving Sharklet wingtip devices – which are an option on new-build A320ceo (current engine option) Family jetliners and standard for NEO (new engine option) versions – the company has launched a Sharklet retrofit programme for in-service CEO aircraft. Available as a pre-assembled, plug-and-play solution, this retrofit offers numerous operational advantages including fuel burn savings up to 4 per cent, increased payload and range capabilities, and reduced CO2 emissions.

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Airbus’ Sharklets: Ready for retrofit
14 January 2015

Airbus brought together customers and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisations to finalise its Sharklet retrofit solution for in-service A320ceo (current engine option) Family jetliners using its “embodiment demonstrator” aircraft. This full-scale demonstrator allowed Airbus to optimise the installation sequence as well as perform fuel and wing-alignment certification tests. Airbus Upgrade Services makes available the full kit and service bulletin for incorporating the fuel-saving wingtip devices on in-service A320ceo Family aircraft, with the retrofit performed by customers’ chosen MRO organisations.

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Highlights: Airbus’ 2015 year-opening press conference
13 January 2015

A highly-successful 2014 – during which Airbus achieved a new company record of 629 deliveries, while also receiving 1,456 net orders from 67 customers – is outlined by management during the year-opening press conference held 13 January 2015 in Toulouse, France. Providing comments in this video clip are President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer – Customers.

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The increased takeoff weight A330 variant’s first flight
13 January 2015

Continuing Airbus’ philosophy of incremental innovation, the company’s 242-metric tonne maximum takeoff weight A330 variant took to the skies for the first time in January 2015. The aircraft performed a successful maiden flight, which lasted approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes from takeoff to landing – both of which occurred at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France. As the newest enhancement to the popular and reliable A330 Family, the 242-tonne maximum takeoff weight A330 variant offers up to 500 nautical miles more range and up to 2 per cent reduced fuel consumption.

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Airbus’ 2014 highlights
21 January 2015

The company’s successful 2014 – during which it booked more than 1,456 net orders and delivered 629 aircraft – is recapped in this “best of” video. Highlights from the 12-month period include: completing the A350 XWB’s successful flight test campaign and Airbus’ first A350-900 delivery to global launch customer Qatar Airways; July’s A330neo (new engine option) launch; the maiden flight of the A320neo during September; three new customers receiving their first A380 jetliners in 2014; and more.