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Doric wows the international press with its agreement for 20 A380s

17 June 2013 Feature story

It not often that an air show announcement creates audible gasps of surprise from the international aviation trade press – but it was the case today when Doric Lease Corp CEO Mark Lapidus told reporters his company will order 20 A380s, and stated this amount probably is not enough to meet demand.

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Design a career with Airbus and EADS

17 June 2013 Feature story

Airbus and its EADS parent company are looking for a hand – or possibly a paintbrush – to help promote creativity and innovation with a graffiti mural at the Paris Air Show.

The special “Express yourself – design your future” graffiti mural will evolve throughout the show with visitor participation...

The A350 XWB will continue an illustrious history of Airbus first flights

14 June 2013 Feature story

HISTORICAL FIRST FLIGHTS

When the A350 XWB goes skyward for the first time, it will mark the latest in a series of maiden flights that not only started the careers of new Airbus jetliners, but also represented major steps forward in company-developed technology, operating efficiency and productivit...

The A350 XWB “takes shape” online prior to its first flight

12 June 2013 Feature story

With the A350 XWB scheduled for its maiden flight on 14 June, Airbus has published the latest “Shaping Efficiency” newsletter with new highlights on this game-changing widebody jetliner.

Released today, the second edition provides interactive A350 XWB content tailored for on-the-move readers as the...

UK project for improved modelling techniques is supported by Airbus

4 June 2013 Feature story

Airbus is playing a key role in a new UK collaborative research and development project with the goal of improving modelling techniques to support aerospace technology innovation under auspices of the Aerospace Growth Partnership and UK Centre of Aerodynamics.

New Airbus interactive magazine highlights A350 XWB’s development

4 June 2013 Feature story

As the A350 XWB progresses toward its maiden flight and subsequent service entry, Airbus has created a new way to stay up-to-date on this next-generation airliner.

Airbus released the first edition of its “A350 XWB Shaping Efficiency” online magazine on 4th June, providing readers with an insi...

EBACE 2013: Airbus cabin innovation takes the lead with display of new “ACJ319 Bluejay” concept

22 May 2013 Feature story

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre’s (ACJC) reputation as a cabin-outfitting innovator is being underscored this week at the largest annual gathering for Europe’s business aviation community, EBACE 2013 – where the 100-per cent Airbus subsidiary is presenting its ACJ319 Bluejay cabin concept.

Airbus ProSky’s new CEO sets his sights on broadening the products and services of this air traffic management subsidiary

13 May 2013 Feature story

Expanding Airbus ProSky’s collaboration with aircraft operators, air navigation service providers, airport authorities and other stakeholders to improve Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems is among the top priorities for this Airbus subsidiary’s new CEO, Paul-Franck Bijou.

Growing the Airbus U.S. engineering presence in Wichita, Kansas

6 May 2013 Feature story

Airbus once again has expanded its airframe design and engineering center in Wichita, Kansas, with this latest development providing much-needed workspace for employees hired over the past year to support on-going A320, A350 and A380 family program activities.

Confirming A350 XWB safety with lightning strike evaluations

29 April 2013 Feature story

Lightning strike testing has been performed for the A350 XWB, completing a key required step in preparations for this next-generation Airbus jetliner’s maiden flight.

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