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Airbus offers added seating capacity for the A320 Family while retaining modern comfort standards

3 July 2014 Feature story

New flexible seating configurations for A320 Family aircraft will further enhance the single-aisle jetliner product line’s high levels of operating economics while maintaining Airbus’ spacious modern comfort standard for passengers.

A partnership for smarter aviation: Europe’s SESAR Joint Undertaking extended

20 June 2014 Feature story

A key European collaboration that brings together Airbus with fellow industry leaders, Europe’s EUROCONTROL air navigation safety organisation, the European Commission and other key stakeholders is ready to expand its horizons.

Delivering flexibility: Airbus’ new Beluga loading hangars will significantly enhance the company’s transport network

17 June 2014 Feature story

Airbus is increasing capacity across its transport network with six new loading hangars dedicated to the company’s five Beluga aircraft – which are the world’s largest cargo carriers, developed to carry complete aircraft sections from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly li...

Airbus partners with Lamda Guard to evaluate an innovative laser strike protection

13 June 2014 Feature story

A breakthrough technology that could protect pilots from potentially hazardous laser sources will be evaluated by Airbus through an agreement signed with Canadian-based Lamda Guard.

New lightweight panels for “stealthy” buildings are validated for use at airports worldwide

13 June 2014 Feature story

Airbus has unveiled a new, lightweight thin-panel version of the “stealthy” panel technology that enables buildings to be constructed nearer to runways, opening development opportunities on land at airports that has remained vacant due to potential interference with signals from instrument landing s...

The A350 XWB receives high marks from passengers during its Early Long Flight evaluations

4 June 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB made a strong first impression with “passengers” during two successful Early Long Flights this week, which both took off and landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France.

Airbus’ Beluga and the French Air Force aerobatic demo team join up for a milestone formation flight

2 June 2014 Feature story

An Airbus Beluga transporter aircraft took to the skies above Toulouse, France for a memorable formation flight with the French Air Force’s famed “Patrouille de France” aerobatic demonstration team.

Now boarding: The A350 XWB takes off on its first passenger flight as part of ongoing evaluations

2 June 2014 Feature story

As preparations continue for the A350 XWB’s first delivery later in 2014, Airbus is ensuring this next-generation widebody jetliner provides an unmatched cabin experience with the initial flight test carrying a full passenger load – which commenced today from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France.

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The A350 XWB goes “hot and cold” during climatic testing in Florida

27 May 2014 Feature story

The first-ever testing of an Airbus aircraft at the U.S. Air Force’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory subjected the A350 XWB and its various systems and cabin installations to a full range of conditions for further maturity and operability verifications prior to this new jetliner’s delivery start-up lat...

Making the connection: The A380 reinforces Asiana Airlines’ position on long-haul and regional routes

26 May 2014 Feature story

Asiana Airlines – which today received its initial Airbus A380 – is ready to become the latest worldwide operator to “own the sky” with this highly efficient aircraft.

As the first of six 21st century Airbus flagship jetliners Asiana Airlines has ordered, the A380 will provide key capacity, premium...

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