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Airbus know-how finds new applications through licensing

12 September 2012 Feature story

Airbus is the source for thousands of patents that result from the constant innovation applied to its aircraft product line, as well as its production methods and processes. 

In addition to benefitting directly from these proprietary technologies, Airbus also supports the release of certain pa...

AirAsia will take its A320 fleet to new heights with Sharklets

12 September 2012 Feature story

The world’s largest A320 customer has become a leading Asia-Pacific low-cost carrier by relying on this Airbus jetliner’s operational advantages, which will be further enhanced with the introduction of aircraft with new fuel-saving “Sharklets” in the coming months. 

AirAsia has received 103 of...

Airbus’ Sharklets live up to their promise for A320 fuel savings

11 September 2012 Feature story

Flight testing of A320s outfitted with “Sharklets” has confirmed the fuel savings expectations for these Airbus wingtip devi...

Fly Your Ideas student competition to focus on six sustainable industry themes

10 August 2012 Feature story

Airbus’ third biennial Fly Your Ideas global student competition has set its focus on six key challenges for a sustainable aviation industry in the 21st century, which range from energy conservation initiatives to management of traffic growth.

Air Canada operates an A330 on an Olympic-scale milestone biofuel flight

25 July 2012 Feature story

Another aviation milestone was reached using an Airbus jetliner this week when Air Canada performed the first transatlantic flight powered by biofuel using an A330.

The farnborough airshow looks to the future by inspiring aviation’s next generation

13 July 2012 Feature story

The exciting world of aviation – and the interesting career opportunities this industry offers – were explored today by some 7,500 young adults at the Farnborough Airshow’s Futures Day, which was centered in the Airbus-sponsored Innovation Zone.

The event began with a morning ceremony that included...

A winning formula: A380 = the new “Queen of the Skies”

13 July 2012 Feature story

The A380 is living up to its reputation as the new “queen of the skies,” with airline operators expanding their route networks and operational frequencies while benefitting from the aircraft’s high reliability.

Nearly 80 A380s are now in service to all of the top 10 international airports.  Wi...

Military operators will benefit from the A400m airlifter’s flexibility and adaptability

13 July 2012 Feature story

Future operators of Airbus Military’s A400M are being given the opportunity to visit this multi-role airlifter at the Farnborough Airshow, providing a first-hand view of its mission flexibility and adaptability.

On display at Farnborough Airport is one of five A400Ms currently involved in Airbus Mi...

Engineering careers with airbus highlighted at futures day

13 July 2012 Feature story

Students visiting the Farnborough Airshow’s Innovation Zone during today’s Futures Day event had many questions about engineering and the career opportunities with Airbus and its EADS parent company.

Employees, apprentices and human resources staff were on hand at the information centre within the ...

Attention to detail delivers an eco-friendly “Perfect Flight”

13 July 2012 Feature story

For its eco-efficient “Perfect Flight” from Toronto to Mexico City in June, Airbus examined every possible aspect of reducing fuel consumption with the A319 aircraft utilised in this demonstration – from installing lighter-weight carpets in the cabin to cleaning and waxing the exterior fuselage to m...

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