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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...

Spreading its wings: Specially configured Airbus A321s to debut on transcontinental routes for American Airlines

10 September 2013 Feature story

American Airlines soon will take advantage of the flexibility that Airbus’ single-aisle A320 Family offers to its operators, becoming the first airline to utilize an A321 aircraft outfitted with a three-class interior and full lie-flat seats in business and first class.

Time flies: Five years of A380 service with Emirates

14 August 2013 Feature story

The A380 marked a major milestone this month with the five-year anniversary of its service entry in the fleet of Emirates – the largest operator and no. 1 customer for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner.

Airbus Military’s initial A400M is delivered to the French Air Force

1 August 2013 Feature story

Airbus Military today formally delivered the first A400M next-generation military airlifter, which was received by the French Air Force.

Following this delivery, the aircraft, known in the French Air Force as the A400M Atlas, will go to the French Orléans-Bricy Air Base, where it will be based wit...

The A350 XWB makes its first commercial flight – virtually

26 July 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB carried its first “passengers” this week – without ever leaving the ground.

Airbus and French organisation develop “smart” work wear

25 July 2013 Feature story

Some Airbus employees may soon have a new high-tech line of clothes for work.



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