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Another Sharklet-equipped A320 Family member earns EASA certification

19 July 2013 Feature story

The A321 powered by CFM56 engines with Sharklets has become the latest member of Airbus’ single-aisle product line to receive European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification.

Metron Aviation is chosen for Australian Collaborative Decision Making programme

18 July 2013 Feature story

Airbus ProSky subsidiary Metron Aviation has been selected by Airservices Australia, the Australian government-owned corporation that oversees airspace management in the country, for the next phase of its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) programme to optimize international flight operations in th...

Airbus aircraft have starring role with the “Patrouille de France” aerobatic team in a new movie

12 July 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ double-deck A380 and A400M military airlifter, as well as a single-aisle A320 operated by Air France, are ready for the red carpet with their featured performances in a movie focusing on the French Air Force’s “Patrouille de France” aerobatic display team.

Dutch government supports Airbus initiative with nation’s thermoplastic composite sector

26 June 2013 Feature story

The potential use of thermoplastic composites technology on Airbus aircraft took a new step this month as Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp signed a letter of intent for a proposed extension of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) consortium.

JASTAC-II agreement moves Airbus research partnership in Japan to the next phase

25 June 2013 Feature story

This month during the Paris Air Show, Airbus extended its partnership with a Japanese industrial consortium for research and development into structural health monitoring (SHM) for aircraft composites with a five-year follow-on programme, called JASTAC-II (Japan Airbus SHM Technology for Aircraft Co...

An entirely new perspective on the A350 XWB first flight with Airbus’ latest “Shaping Efficiency” issue

21 June 2013 Feature story

Relive A350 XWB first flight with Airbus’ latest “Shaping Efficiency” magazine issue

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The A350 XWB dazzles during its debut Le Bourget fly-by

21 June 2013 Feature story

As far as the visitors to the Paris Air Show were concerned, Airbus saved the best for last.

As part of its third test flight from Airbus’ Toulouse headquarters in southwestern France, the no. 1 A350 XWB headed north to offer a show-stopping performance in the skies above Le Bourget Airport today –...

Airbus and EADS celebrate recruitment efforts with flash graffiti event

21 June 2013 Feature story

The persistent rain at this week’s Paris Air Show held off just long enough for Airbus and its EADS parent company to bring a festive atmosphere into the aircraft display area at Le Bourget Airport – highlighting their efforts to recruit new talent.

“Joining Airbus is a world of opportunity, creati...

A red-carpet welcome for the French President

21 June 2013 Feature story

An Airbus Military A400M provided quite the entrance today for French President Franҫois Hollande, who visited the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport.

Hollande – joined by Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Brégier – arrived this morning aboard the multi-role airlifter after a s...

The A380: Pleasing airlines and passengers worldwide

21 June 2013 Feature story

Just as the A380 has dominated the Paris Air Show with an impressive presence this week at Le Bourget Airport, the double-deck jetliner is becoming an increasing familiar sight at airports around the world – demonstrating its popularity with passengers, along with the operational and revenue-generat...



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