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Airbus expands its global collaboration with a new U.S. manufacturing technology partnership

18 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ worldwide network of relationships with suppliers, partners, institutions and organizations has been further expanded with the company’s new membership in a U.S. industry/academic consortium dedicated to manufacturing breakthroughs and advances in applied research.

No place like home: Airbus’ 2014 Farnborough Airshow success highlights its major UK presence

18 July 2014 Feature story

A record-breaking Farnborough Airshow – with more than $75 billion worth of new orders and commitments at list prices – builds on the strong foundation of Airbus expertise in its home countries, including the UK.

Airbus directly employs more than 10,000 people in the UK, and with...

The A320neo: A recipe for success

17 July 2014 Feature story

The market confirmed the Airbus’ A320neo programme’s right “ingredients” with firm orders for more than 300 of these highly efficient single-aisle aircraft announced during this week’s 2014 Farnborough Airshow.

Industrial partnerships: Airbus selects Rolls-Royce and Aircelle for the A330neo’s engine propulsion system

17 July 2014 Feature story

In addition to Airbus’ busy Farnborough Airshow as a venue for high-profile announcements of the initial A330neo customers, this industry event also included the signing of industrial agreements with two key suppliers on this new engine option (NEO) version of the workhorse A330 jetliner family.

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Airbus’ bottom line benefits from the company’s sustainable manufacturing efforts

17 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus has made continuous progress toward its ambitious blue5 targets for manufacturing, highlighting the company’s efforts to increase profits and introduce eco-friendly techniques across production activities. 

The blue5 initiative seeks to reduce the environmental impact of Airbus’ manufac...

The airline within Airbus: Flying the A350 XWB to prepare for the jetliner’s service entry

16 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus is going the “Xtra” mile to ensure the A350 XWB’s successful service entry – developing its own “airline” – designated Airline 1 – to evaluate the A350 XWB in typical operating conditions.

Airbus’ A380 is welcomed around the world

16 July 2014 Feature story

With more than 60 million passengers carried since it commenced commercial operations, the A380 has proven itself as a true 21st century flagship for airlines across the globe.

Feels like home: The A380 has become a familiar sight in the UK

16 July 2014 Feature story

The A380 is “right at home” as a centre of attention at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow – underscoring the key role it plays in connecting city-pairs around the world, including a major international hub not far from the location of this biennial UK-based aerospace event.

For the long-haul: Airbus’ A380 is slated for a growing number of ultra-long range routes

16 July 2014 Feature story

Since its 2007 commercial service entry, the A380 has become a true globetrotter, serving key routes and high-value long-haul passengers at the world’s busiest international airports.

The Xtra that makes a difference: Airbus’ busy flight test campaign for the A350 XWB’s service entry this year

16 July 2014 Feature story

Much can happen in a year. Just look at Airbus’ A350 XWB flight test and certification programme as proof.

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