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A successful cooperation continues: Airbus and China strengthen their partnership

Airbus reaffirmed its strong commercial and industrial ties to China this week, building on a successful relationship with the country to further establish the company’s position as a leader in this rapidly-developing market for commercial aviation.

With two separate agreements announced this week ...

3 July 2015 Headline news

Airbus reaffirmed its strong commercial and industrial ties to China this week, building on a successful relationship with the country to further establish the company’s position as a leader in this rapidly-developing market for commercial aviation.

With two separate agreements announced this week between Airbus and its Chinese partners, the company received its largest-ever A330 commitment for China, while also creating the framework for setting up an A330 completion and delivery centre in Tianjin.  

“Following our successful cooperation projects in China, most notably the A320 Family...

Airbus BizLab selects five start-ups in its first call for projects

Airbus BizLab has selected the first five start-ups to support through a six month mentoring and acceleration programme, to speed up the process to transform the ideas into credible businesses. 

 

Airbus BizLAb, launched its first call for projects in May 2015 and received a total of 150 appli...

3 August 2015 Press Release

Airbus BizLab has selected the first five start-ups to support through a six month mentoring and acceleration programme, to speed up the process to transform the ideas into credible businesses. 

Airbus BizLAb, launched its first call for projects in May 2015 and received a total of 150 applications worldwide. A pre-selection process short-listed 15 start-ups that were invited to pitch in front of an Airbus BizLab jury in July, 2015. Of these, five were selected to be integrated within BizLab from the 7th of September. The five start-ups select

Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) certified by EASA on A330 Family

• ROPS capability now available across all Airbus families

20 July 2015 Press Release

Airbus has achieved EASA certification of its innovative *Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology on A330 Family aircraft. This on-board cockpit technology, which Airbus has pioneered over several years, is now certified and available on all Airbus Families. ROPS is an alerting system which reduces exposure to runway overrun risk, and if necessary, provides active protection. Korean Air will become the first A330 operator to implement ROPS on its A330s in service in the coming months.

This EASA certification of ROPS on the A330 marks a key milestone

All-new A350 XWB begins Americas Demo Tour in Sao Paulo

The world’s newest, most modern and efficient aircraft, the A350 XWB, arrived in Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, officially kicking off the aircraft’s Americas Demo Tour. The Demo Tour will continue taking flight test aircraft MSN 2 to other major airports in Latin America, stopping in Ca...

8 July 2015 Press Release

The world’s newest, most modern and efficient aircraft, the A350 XWB, arrived in Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, officially kicking off the aircraft’s Americas Demo Tour. The Demo Tour will continue taking flight test aircraft MSN 2 to other major airports in Latin America, stopping in Campinas, Brazil and Bogota, Colombia before heading to the United States.  

Senior Airline representatives from TAM, the A350 XWB’s launch customer in the Americas, as well as personnel from other Latin American airlines, government officials and media, boarded M

Japan’s Peach Aviation introduces FlySmart with Airbus on iPad

Peach Aviation, Japan’s Low Cost Carrier (LCC), has selected “FlySmart with Airbus” on iPad, the Airbus Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution.

8 July 2015 Press Release

Peach Aviation pilots will consult all their Airbus flight operational manuals on iPads. They will also be able to compute their aircraft performance calculations which will provide them with optimised and accurate results on any runway of their operational route network.

Shinichi Inoue, Representative Director and CEO of Peach Aviation, says: “FlySmart with Airbus will allow us to realize optimised operations and to remove paper thus reducing associated costs. We consider this solution as a real asset for our future operations to further improve the quality

A350 XWB debuts in Brazil’s Campinas airport

World’s newest wide-body aircraft visits Azul’s home base

8 July 2015 Press Release

Arriving from Sao Paulo, the A350 XWB landed in Campinas, Viracopos International Airport, Brazil for the first time ever as part of its Demo Tour across the Americas. Flight test aircraft MSN 2 will travel to Bogota on July 9th, where it will complete the Latin America portion of its Demo Tour before heading to the United States.

Following the arrival in ‘Viracopos International Airport, Airbus welcomed senior Azul Linhas Aereas airline representatives, government officials and media aboard the A350 XWB. Azul will be one of the early airlines to operate the A350 XWB, with five leased...

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Welcome to Bermuda: the Airbus-ORACLE TEAM USA innovation partnership advances with co-location of engineering personnel

4 August 2015 Feature story

Last month brought a dramatic change of scenery for Airbus engineer Xavier Pol, who relocated from the company’s St. Martin campus in Toulouse, France all the way to the Atlantic island of Bermuda – where he is now furthering the Airbus innovation partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA as the sailing team prepares to defend its title in the 2017 America’s Cup competition.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Pol, who was involved with flight control systems integration, modelling and simulation activities at the St. Martin campus, and is being joined in Bermuda by another company...

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Innovation and leadership on display: Airbus at the 2015 Paris Air Show

4 June 2015

Airbus will showcase its highly-efficient families of commercial aircraft – which range from 100 to more than 500 seats – and continuous technological innovations at this year’s Paris Air Show, which runs from 15-21 June.

The company’s market-leading widebody product line will be out in “full force” on the grounds of Le Bourget Airport near Paris – with four total A350 XWB and A380 aircraft appearing during the event. Qatar Airways – the next-generation A350 XWB’s launch customer – will display one of its A350-900s, along with an A380. These jetliners are to be joined by two Airbus in-house...

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