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Officially licensed: projecting Airbus’ brand and image in the computer simulation market

24 April 2017 Feature story

Airbus is taking steps to work more closely with the computer gaming industry, encouraging the development of flight entertainment simulations, games, apps and add-ons while ensuring best use of the Airbus brand and image.

When this relationship results in authorised use, developers and flight simu...

Airbus recognises the performance of cabin equipment suppliers

19 April 2017 Feature story

The performance of suppliers who provide systems and equipment for passenger cabins of Airbus jetliners was recognised during a ceremony at this month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany – which is one of the major gatherings worldwide for this industry sector.

During the event, Airbus pr...

Airbus Corporate Jets: Your world above the world

19 April 2017 Feature story

An advertising campaign highlighting the liberty of movement, relaxation and peacefulness available aboard Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) product line has made its debut at one of the world’s largest gatherings for art and artists.

Unveiled at Artexpo New York 2017, the campaign – titled “Your world a...

The A350-1000 makes a big splash during water trough testing

12 April 2017 Feature story

Performed this month at the Istres Air Force Base in southern France, the A350-1000 was purposely run along an inundated surface to demonstrate the robustness of the aircraft and to secure its maturity from entry-into-service.

For these tests, crewmembers progressively accelerated the aircraft thro...

Clean Sky marks progress toward a “greener” air transport industry

30 March 2017 Feature story

The first eight-year phase of the European Union’s Clean Sky joint technology initiative – which targets significant reductions in noise, CO2 and NOX emissions for air transportation – came to an end last year.

Included in this activity was the flight testing of a more “green” electrical environmen...

New manufacturing solutions take shape with 3D printing

28 March 2017 Feature story

The advantages of 3D printing – also known as additive layer manufacturing – are being applied to the A330neo (New Engine Option) jetliner and BelugaXL airlifter, enabling fast reaction that saves both time and money. 

A prototype air nozzle was 3D printed for the A330neo passenger cabin’s cli...

Airbus sees the future through the vision of “smart glasses”

24 March 2017 Feature story

The use of “smart glasses” in an innovative application of 3D technology developed in a teaming of Airbus and Accenture has enabled greater efficiency and time savings during the outfitting of Airbus aircraft, and is being extended to flight test equipment installation on A330neo (New Engine Option)...

The innovative Airspace cabin takes a step closer for the A330neo

8 March 2017 Feature story

The Airspace by Airbus cabin – which offers a more relaxing and functional environment for passengers while optimising the use of cabin space for airlines – remains on track for its introduction on the A330neo jetliner version. 

Inspired by the new family of Airbus cabins introduced on the A35...

ANA unveils special livery for its new A380 fleet

6 March 2017 Feature story

On March 6, All Nippon Airways (ANA) revealed a special livery for the A380. The livery was selected from over 2,000 submissions received in an open competition organised by the carrier. The winning design will be painted on the airline’s first new A380, which will be delivered early in 2019. ANA wi...

Aircraft lifecycle from design to operations

27 February 2017 Feature story

When the A350-1000 and A330neo (new engine option) enter service as Airbus’ latest jetliner family members, these aircraft will have completed a comprehensive process called the development lifecycle. 

The lifecycle’s guiding principle is to provide “key deliverables” at each milestone – which...

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