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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...

Airbus aircraft also are best-sellers in branded merchandise

13 July 2012 Feature story

The “Let’s shop Airbus” boutique at this year’s Farnborough Airshow has been busy all week, with both professional attendees and aviation enthusiasts purchasing merchandise ranging from aircraft scale models to wearing apparel.

Among the best-sellers is A380 merchandise branded with Airbus’ “Love a...

An Airbus and EADS flashmob at Farnborough asks job seekers to “join us, now”

12 July 2012 Feature story

The Farnborough Airshow literally moved to the beat of Airbus and its EADS parent company today as an afternoon flashmob promoting their large-scale recruitment initiatives became the centre of attention.

 More than 400 Airbus and EADS employees wearing brightly-colored shirts marked with the ...

Airbus’ renewable fuel strategy calls for energy sources around the globe

12 July 2012 Feature story

Airbus’ commitment to developing innovative alternative fuel sources in support of a sustainable air transport industry was underscored by company managers at this week’s Farnborough Airshow. 

“We see biofuels as so important that we want to be right in the center of the industry,” said Keith ...

Airbus’ A340 being used for testing volcanic ash detection system

12 July 2012 Feature story

New equipment to detect atmospheric volcanic ash is being flown on Airbus’ A340-300 testbed aircraft, demonstrating sensor technology that could help airliners avoid potentially hazardous encounters with plumes created when volcanoes erupt.

This testing began on 4 July, and is the result of a teami...

The A380 arrives at Farnborough with its message of love

12 July 2012 Feature story

This week’s Farnborough Airshow became the modern day version of an aviation industry love-in, as Airbus’ development A380 aircraft arrived with its “Love at first flight” message.

Touching down on Farnborough Airport’s main runway at 8:15 a.m., the aircraft now becomes part of Airbus’ presence at ...

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