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30 years young…and still going strong!
22 February 2017

30 years young…and still going strong!

When the no. 1 A320 performed its maiden flight 30 years ago today, few could have predicted how this single-aisle...

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A ground-based workout for the A350-1000’s passenger cabin
20 February 2017

A ground-based workout for the A350-1000’s passenger cabin

As Airbus’ longest-fuselage A350 XWB version – the A350-1000 – continues to be put through its paces during flight...

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ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: warming up for the final race
15 February 2017

ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: warming up for the final race

New flying AC Class yacht marks two years of successful Innovation read more
Shaking things up: Airbus speeds up ground vibration testing for the A350-1000
13 February 2017

Shaking things up: Airbus speeds up ground vibration testing for the A350-1000

An optimised method for the ground vibration testing of Airbus jetliners has reduced this validation phase for the A350...

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Winglets: a tip-top solution for more efficient aircraft
03 February 2017

Winglets: a tip-top solution for more efficient aircraft

When the first A330neo (New Engine Option) jetliner takes to the skies this year, it will mark the latest use of Airbus’...

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The A380 double-decker helps relieve congestion at London Heathrow airport
25 January 2017

The A380 double-decker helps relieve congestion at London Heathrow airport

At one of the world’s key hub airports, the A380 is enabling airlines to effectively attract passengers while managing...

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Teamwork: Keeping Airbus’ jetliner production and deliveries on schedule
20 January 2017

Teamwork: Keeping Airbus’ jetliner production and deliveries on schedule

Airbus relies on a full range of skills to meet its production and delivery schedules, backed by dedicated teams that...

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Airbus’ new centre wing box design holds great promise for future aircraft
13 January 2017

Airbus’ new centre wing box design holds great promise for future aircraft

Underscoring its role as an innovation leader, Airbus has created the first-ever single-piece composite centre wing box...

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Good vibrations! Airbus improves drilling processes with an innovative new technology
11 January 2017

Good vibrations! Airbus improves drilling processes with an innovative new technology

Airbus is developing a new, fully-automated drilling technology to significantly enhance the drilling of rivet holes in...

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Development milestone: Integration begins for Airbus’ next-generation Beluga XL
06 January 2017

Development milestone: Integration begins for Airbus’ next-generation Beluga XL

Airbus’ next-generation oversize cargo airlifter is transitioning from concept to reality as the first Beluga XL core...

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From ST to XL: defining the differences between Airbus’ two generations of Beluga aircraft
27 December 2016

From ST to XL: defining the differences between Airbus’ two generations of Beluga aircraft

While Airbus’ new-generation Beluga XL oversized airlifter may resemble its Beluga ST predecessor, several key physical...

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Approved for airline service: how the A321neo received its airworthiness certification
26 December 2016

Approved for airline service: how the A321neo received its airworthiness certification

This month’s A321neo certification was the culmination of an extensive effort to confirm the “ready-for-service” status...

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Better than ever: Airbus’ AIRLINE1 returns for the A350-1000 flight test campaign
15 December 2016

Better than ever: Airbus’ AIRLINE1 returns for the A350-1000 flight test campaign

With the A350-1000 jetliner’s flight test campaign now underway, Airbus is bringing back AIRLINE1 – the simulated...

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Bigger and ready for service: the A321neo is certified with Pratt & Whitney engines
15 December 2016

Bigger and ready for service: the A321neo is certified with Pratt & Whitney engines

The A321neo’s type certification with Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines clears the way for the service entry...

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Airbus A321neo with P&W engines receives Type Certification
15 December 2016

Airbus A321neo with P&W engines receives Type Certification

EASA and FAA certification paves way for the first delivery read more
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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.

A350 XWB: Shaping future of air travel through innovation (02:00)

03 Jul 2013

This video clip provides a look at the new technologies incorporated onAirbus’ A350 XWB product line – a complete family of next-generationwidebody aircraft designed to meet the needs of worldwide operators andpassengers.

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