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Another new-start airline in the Middle East and North Africa selects Airbus jetliners

18 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus aircraft will once again play an important role for a new airline’s launch in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with Libyan Wings’ selection of the next-generation A350 XWB and A320 to build up its operations – which are to begin next year with the lease of two A320s. 

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Navigating projected traffic growth with the A380

17 November 2013 Feature story

As the air transport sector continues its upturn, Airbus expects the A380 to play an even greater role in accommodating air traffic demand. 

According to Antonio Da Costa, Head of A380 Marketing at Airbus, the crisis left airlines in a challenging situation to plan their future fleets. “As we ...

Proven in service: the A330-200F meets its mid-sized freighter promise

17 November 2013 Feature story

The A330-200F is proving its capabilities as the most modern mid-size freighter in service today, providing highly reliable service with eight operators: Avianca Cargo, Etihad Cargo, Hong Kong Airlines, MASkargo, MNG Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Cargo and Yangtze River Express.

The fleet is ope...

How time flies: Emirates marks five years of A380 commercial service

17 November 2013 Feature story

It was on 1 August 2008 when Emirates operated its first scheduled Airbus A380 flight – linking this carrier’s Dubai home base to New York.  Fast-forward five years, and this progressive airline has become the world’s largest operator of Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner – with ...

The numbers add up for Airbus’ A380

17 November 2013 Feature story

In addition to its starring role at events such as the Dubai Airshow, Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 continues to receive high marks in revenue service from operators and passengers alike – furthering its reputation as the new “queen of the skies.”

More than 137,000 revenue flights h...

The aviation industry has comfort on its mind at the Dubai Airshow

16 November 2013 Feature story

After making quite the first impression following its launch in October, the “It’s not you, it’s the seat” comfort campaign by Airbus will once again take centre stage, this time at the Dubai Airshow.

Underscoring Airbus’ modern standard for comfort – with an 18-inch-wide seat in economy class for...

Airbus and the Dubai Airshow: A long relationship

A true team effort: Global supply chain supports Airbus’ complete family of aircraft

28 October 2013 Feature story

With a growing presence around the world, Airbus highlighted a range of its activities and emphasized the “team” that contributes to the company’s entire product line at its annual supplier conference.

New technical enhancements are available on Airbus Corporate Jets

24 October 2013 Feature story

Airbus Corporate Jets are benefitting from technology enhancements applied to the company’s product line of commercial airliners, further enhancing their performance, operational flexibility and safety.

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...

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