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Airbus innovation effectively streamlines the repair process for fibre optic cables

2 February 2016 Feature story

A transnational, transfunctional Airbus team has been honoured for developing a highly-efficient new method to repair fibre optic cables, which are used extensively across the company’s product line of modern commercial jetliners. 

Lighter than traditional metallic wiring and offering much hig...

Investing in the future: Airbus announces new UK wing development and test centre

29 January 2016 Feature story

A newly-announced wing development and test centre will expand Airbus’ “footprint” in the UK, while providing functional space for the company and its partners to develop new ideas for a broad range of applications. 

This facility – which is to open its doors in 2017, located on Airbus’ existi...

An international flavour: France’s Légion d’Honneur recognizes the “best of Airbus and Europe”

17 December 2015 Feature story

Three top Airbus executives of different nationalities have been recognized with the France Légion d’Honneur decoration this month – underscoring the contributions of the company’s international team to the aerospace industry. 

The recognition was presented to Tom Williams, Airbus’ Chief Opera...

Supporting ORACLE TEAM USA marks a “turning point” for one Airbus engineer

11 December 2015 Feature story

After spending his first five years at Airbus in hydraulics system testing, company engineer Xavier Guillot was looking to expand professional horizons. A perfect opportunity came in 2014 with his selection to be part of Airbus’ innovation partnership with the ORACLE TEAM USA sailing squad.

Calling...

Putting passengers first: An industry-wide commitment to advancing aviation safety.

7 December 2015 Feature story

Every day, millions of people board airplanes around the world, trusting that they will arrive at their destinations safely – whether they are visiting family or friends, travelling for an important business meeting or flying to experience a new part of the globe.

This high-level of confidence is w...

Approved: American Airlines captain becomes the first FAA-certified A350 XWB pilot.

30 October 2015 Feature story

It was all smiles for American Airlines’ John Dudley, as he became the first airline pilot certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB jetliner. 

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for eight years,” Dudley said at the Airbus training centre in Toulo...

Services by Airbus: going for growth

8 September 2015 Feature story

A new business unit called “Services by Airbus” has been launched within Airbus’ Customer Services operation, bringing a more integrated approach for worldwide operators and reinforcing the company’s service offering that keeps its market-leading jetliners competitive on every level.

“Our customers...

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...

A smarter view: Airbus looks into the future on the A330 final assembly line with “connected” glasses

31 July 2015 Feature story

Airbus is demonstrating its pioneering spirit to build the world’s best aircraft with an innovative new tool that is ready to increase efficiency and save time on the A330 final assembly line. 

Working with an industry partner, the company has developed a revolutionary “connected” glasses tool...

Staying close to its customers: The A350 XWB arrives in Dublin for a successful debut in Ireland

8 July 2015 Feature story

The all-new A350 XWB jetliner is making its first visit to Ireland, underscoring the close relationship between Airbus and its customers with operations in Ireland – including the largest global lessor AerCap and the country’s flag carrier, Aer Lingus. 

Airbus’ A350-900 flight test aircraft (M...

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