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At 10 years young, the A380 continues to “spread its love” for passengers and airline operators alike
16 April 2015

At 10 years young, the A380 continues to “spread its love” for passengers and airline operators alike

When the A380 performed its maiden flight 10 years ago this month, it was clear that Airbus was once again shaping the...

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Airbus’ supported university project “Mobile Vacuum Trash Compactor” wins Crystal Cabin Award at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg
15 April 2015

Airbus’ supported university project “Mobile Vacuum Trash Compactor” wins Crystal Cabin Award at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg

Up to 75% weight reduction and more than 50% capacity increase compared to today’s compactors read more
A print for the future: Innovation is helping the A320neo take flight
13 April 2015

A print for the future: Innovation is helping the A320neo take flight

The company is utilizing 3D printing (also known as additive layer manufacturing) to produce components for the pylon of...

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Fighting foam: Airbus leverages innovation in order to help keep a river clean
10 April 2015

Fighting foam: Airbus leverages innovation in order to help keep a river clean

Airbus has marked another environmental achievement with its introduction of an innovative new method for cleaning...

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Relocating to innovate: the Airbus Wichita, Kansas engineering centre will join a new U.S. innovation campus
03 April 2015

Relocating to innovate: the Airbus Wichita, Kansas engineering centre will join a new U.S. innovation campus

Airbus’ initial engineering centre established in the United States will be moving to a new home – joining a developing...

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Improving performance with incremental innovation: The first enhanced 242-tonne A330 variant is granted EASA airworthiness approval
01 April 2015

Improving performance with incremental innovation: The first enhanced 242-tonne A330 variant is granted EASA airworthiness approval

Underscoring the company’s philosophy for incremental innovation across its product line in order to meet ever-changing...

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EASA certifies the latest and most capable 242 tonne A330 version
01 April 2015

EASA certifies the latest and most capable 242 tonne A330 version

• Latest example of Airbus’ incremental  innovation strategy;
• The most cost-efficient and reliable mid-sized widebody...

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Focus on innovation: building your own cockpit
19 March 2015

Focus on innovation: building your own cockpit

The IKEA superstore in Toulouse, France isn't the obvious starting place for an innovative approach to one of aviation's...

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Airline 1: supporting a smooth A350 XWB commercial service entry
18 March 2015

Airline 1: supporting a smooth A350 XWB commercial service entry

When the cornerstone member of Airbus’ new-generation A350 XWB Family – the A350-900 – entered commercial service...

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Airbus BizLAb, from innovation to business
13 March 2015

Airbus BizLAb, from innovation to business

Airbus launched its first BizLab aerospace accelerator on 9 March. The 700m2 Toulouse facility is the first in a...

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Airbus launches its global aerospace business accelerator BizLab
09 March 2015

Airbus launches its global aerospace business accelerator BizLab

Bringing innovative ideas to market quicker read more
Airbus and ORACLE TEAM USA: one step closer to the 2017 America’s Cup yacht race
27 February 2015

Airbus and ORACLE TEAM USA: one step closer to the 2017 America’s Cup yacht race

Airbus, as Official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA, and the defending champion of the America’s Cup, passed a key...

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GCAA launches major en route and flow management initiative with Airbus ProSky
11 February 2015

GCAA launches major en route and flow management initiative with Airbus ProSky

The aviation industry is a key enabler of the UAE economy.  With growth of air traffic expected to increase from 2,200...

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Airbus’ focus on “thermoplastic” composite materials brings environmental and production improvements
19 January 2015

Airbus’ focus on “thermoplastic” composite materials brings environmental and production improvements

While the use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) has become a mainstay in aircraft production, many are unaware...

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Innovation in motion: Airbus’ A330 increased maximum takeoff weight version completes its first flight
12 January 2015

Innovation in motion: Airbus’ A330 increased maximum takeoff weight version completes its first flight

The newest evolution in Airbus’ market-leading widebody jetliner product line – the A330 with an increased 242-tonne...

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Since its inception, Airbus has played a pioneering role in the international air transport industry’s evolution. This trend will continue over the coming decades, as Airbus leverages innovative solutions to further improve the economic efficiency and environmental performance of commercial aviation.

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"In the last 40 years, the aviation industry has cut fuel burn and CO2 emissions by70%, NOx emissions by 90% and noise by 75%."

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