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30 years young…and still going strong!

22 February 2017 Feature story

When the no. 1 A320 performed its maiden flight 30 years ago today, few could have predicted how this single-aisle jetliner would transform the air transport industry – and Airbus itself. 

The A320’s initial liftoff, performed from France’s Toulouse-Blagnac Airport adjacent to Airbus headquart...

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

20 February 2017 Feature story

As Airbus’ longest-fuselage A350 XWB version – the A350-1000 – continues to be put through its paces during flight trials, the jetliner’s cabin has undergone ground-based testing to validate the operation of systems for the comfort and well-being of passengers. 

A cabin simulator in Hamburg, G...

Air India becomes latest A320neo operator

16 February 2017 Press Release

Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. The delivery is also the first NEO for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320...

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

15 February 2017 Press Release

New flying AC Class yacht marks two years of successful Innovation

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

13 February 2017 Feature story

An optimised method for the ground vibration testing of Airbus jetliners has reduced this validation phase for the A350 XWB’s stretched-fuselage A350-1000 version, and will now be used for the next new widebody aircraft: the A330neo (New Engine Option). 

Ground vibration testing is performed t...

Transfer of A380 MSN4 to the Le Bourget aerospace museum

7 February 2017 Press Release

As part of its contribution to preserving aviation heritage, Airbus will be transferring four of its test aircraft to museums: the Museum of Air and Space in Paris-Le Bourget and Aeroscopia in Toulouse.

These aircraft comprise: A320 MSN1, recently withdrawn from the test aircraft fleet; A340-600 M...

Winglets: a tip-top solution for more efficient aircraft

3 February 2017 Feature story

When the first A330neo (New Engine Option) jetliner takes to the skies this year, it will mark the latest use of Airbus’ Sharklets™ – those graceful-looking upturned wingtip extensions that save fuel by reducing drag while also lowering noise emissions by improving take-off performance. 

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Ten years of “building great things together” in Mobile, Alabama

1 February 2017 Feature story

The Airbus Engineering Center in Mobile, Alabama has celebrated 10 years of operation since its January 2007 opening, a commitment that expanded Airbus’ U.S. footprint and served as a precursor to construction of the nearby A320 Family jetliner final assembly line – the company’s first production si...

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

25 January 2017 Feature story

At one of the world’s key hub airports, the A380 is enabling airlines to effectively attract passengers while managing their precious takeoff/landing slots in an increasingly congested operational environment.

According to 2016 figures released by London’s Heathrow Airport, 10 per cent of all passe...

Teamwork: Keeping Airbus’ jetliner production and deliveries on schedule

20 January 2017 Feature story

Airbus relies on a full range of skills to meet its production and delivery schedules, backed by dedicated teams that work behind the scenes. One of these is the Final Assembly Line Support BLXS team at Airbus’ Toulouse, France location – the company’s main industrial site where jetliners from the A...

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