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Airbus’ Metron Aviation and the Danish Meteorological Institute to assist EUROCONTROL with modeling ATM disruption risks

22 October 2013 Feature story

Airbus ProSky subsidiary Metron Aviation, in partnership with the Danish Meteorological Institute, have formed a consortium to support EUROCONTROL with risk assessments of Air Traffic Management (ATM) disruptions – which may be caused by meteorological or natural hazards such as volcanic ash, earthq...

Spreading the passion for flight: Airbus joins forces with Global Engineering Deans Council for award to inspire diversity in engineering students

22 October 2013 Feature story

Airbus continues its focus on the next generation of engineers from various backgrounds, who will be ready to design more electric-aircraft of the future, identify sustainable solutions for aviation, define new materials or confront other challenges.

As part of Airbus’ sustained outreach to young p...

Airbus ProSky completes airspace and air traffic management analysis for the United Arab Emirates

21 October 2013 Feature story

In a major milestone toward restructuring of the United Arab Emirates’ airspace and air traffic management systems, Airbus ProSky has completed an in-depth survey detailing the country’s current situation and what is needed to meet expectations through the 2030 timeframe. Also included is a concept ...

You’re hired! Airbus’ U.S. A320 assembly facility already is creating high-value jobs around the world

10 October 2013 Feature story

Even before its first aircraft is assembled, Airbus’ new facility in Mobile, Alabama is making an impact on the local community by creating new highly-skilled jobs – which underscores the company’s commitment to this region and the United States, while also supporting Airbus’ future global growth.

Sprinting to a decision: A new Airbus approach to innovation is recognised

1 October 2013 Feature story

Innovation is central to Airbus’ position as a leading aircraft manufacturer, and the company is continuously developing new, efficient approaches to its work.

Reporting for duty: Airbus Military marks the delivery of its first A400M airlifter

30 September 2013 Feature story

Airbus Military officially celebrated the handover of its initial A400M next-generation airlifter with a ceremony today at the aircraft’s final assembly line in Seville, Spain – formalising the aircraft’s previous delivery to the French Air Force two months ago.

Hong Kong looks to “harmonize” flight operations with trial of advanced Airbus ProSky solution

30 September 2013 Feature story

The Airbus ProSky subsidiary’s air traffic flow management solution, called Harmony for ANSPs (air navigation service providers), has been selected by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department for a trial to enhance local flight operations.

Airbus introduces additional features to its iPad application for pilots

12 September 2013 Feature story

Airbus has further enhanced its portfolio of performance-calculating applications for iPad devices as part of the company’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) – in which laptops, hand-held digital devices and other systems replace the pilot’s traditional printed charts, maps and manuals.

Ready to fly: Airbus’ additional A350 XWB developmental aircraft are preparing to join the flight test programme

11 September 2013 Feature story

With more than 150 flight test hours performed to date for the no. 1 A350 XWB aircraft, Airbus is preparing its additional fleet of four of these next-generation widebody jetliners to join the flight test and certification campaign.

It’s all in the family: Sharklets achieve EASA certification on six A320 variants

10 September 2013 Feature story

All members of the current production Sharklet-equipped A320 Family have successfully earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, following this month’s acceptance of the final version featuring these wingtip devices: the A319 powered by IAE International Aero Engines’ V2500 turbofa...

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