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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...

A350 XWB: six million passengers flown… and counting

17 January 2017 Feature story

Just two years after the A350 XWB’s commercial service entry, over six million passengers already have enjoyed the unique flying experience and well-being provided by Airbus’ latest-generation widebody jetliner – which is shaping the future of long-haul airline operations. 

The 62 A350 XWBs in...

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

13 January 2017 Feature story

Underscoring its role as an innovation leader, Airbus has created the first-ever single-piece composite centre wing box – representing an important evolution of this vital structural component that provides support and rigidity for an aircraft’s wings. 

It was designed by research and technolo...

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

11 January 2017 Feature story

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

The creation of rivet holes is a key step in the production and assembly of airplanes, typically performed manually or semi-automatically usi...

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

6 January 2017 Feature story

Airbus’ next-generation oversize cargo airlifter is transitioning from concept to reality as the first Beluga XL core airframe starts its 18-month integration process at the company’s production facilities in Toulouse, France.

The core airframe is an extract of an Airbus A330-200 freighter that alr...

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

27 December 2016 Feature story

While Airbus’ new-generation Beluga XL oversized airlifter may resemble its Beluga ST predecessor, several key physical changes will bring additional capabilities to the movement of major aircraft sections and components within the company’s production network. 

The Beluga XL, which is based o...

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

26 December 2016 Feature story

This month’s A321neo certification was the culmination of an extensive effort to confirm the “ready-for-service” status of Airbus’ longest-fuselage version in its New Engine Option single-aisle jetliner family. 

To receive such type certification, Airbus demonstrates that every system, charact...

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

15 December 2016 Feature story

The A321neo’s type certification with Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines clears the way for the service entry of this longest-fuselage version in Airbus’ New Engine Option jetliner family – meeting airline demands for efficient, comfortable and environmentally-friendly single-aisle jet...

Airbus is reaching new heights in providing in-flight connectivity solutions for passengers

15 November 2016 Feature story

Airbus is evaluating a new standard high-bandwidth architecture that will provide faster and more wide-reaching connectivity services on-board its modern, market-leading jetliners. 

Using the in-house A330 testbed aircraft this autumn, Airbus became the first in the industry to flight demonstr...

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