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The A350 XWB: Efficient and “green” from the moment it takes shape

23 October 2012 Feature story

The A350 XWB is designed to provide highly efficient and eco-friendly service for its airline customers, and the new Airbus final assembly line that builds these aircraft has been developed with the same philosophy.

Located near its Toulouse, France headquarters, Airbus introduced many environmenta...

The A350 XWB’s engine shows early maturity during “hot” testing

9 October 2012 Feature story

The Trent XWB engine for Airbus’ widebody A350 XWB jetliner continues to demonstrate advanced maturity as this Rolls-Royce-built powerplant is put through its paces in the most thorough engine test programme to date.

From the A300 to A380: THAI’s successful 35-year relationship with Airbus

27 September 2012 Feature story

Today’s delivery of the first A380 for Thai Airways International (THAI) continues a long relationship that began with its acquisition of Airbus’ cornerstone A300, and has since encompassed aircraft from across the jetliner family.

“This relationship dates all the way back to 1977 when THAI became ...

The A380 is a true commercial aviation pioneer

27 September 2012 Feature story

In addition to introducing a totally new in-flight experience for passengers, the A380 also is a technology pioneer – bringing advances that have since been introduced on other members of Airbus’ jetliner family.

One such breakthrough is use of the Airbus-developed Brake to Vacate system that optim...

A380 success: In the airlines’ own words

27 September 2012 Feature story

From the A380’s initial operators to the most recent carriers bringing it into service, airline feedback continues to underscore this jetliner’s positive effect in attracting traffic and pleasing passengers.  The following comments offer examples of what they are saying about the new “queen of ...

A380 airlines redefine passenger comfort

27 September 2012 Feature story

With more than 27 million travellers carried to date by the growing fleet of globe-trotting A380s, this jetliner has well earned its reputation as a passenger-pleasing jetliner in all classes of service.

Airlines that fly the A380 benefit from the only aircraft today that unites all of the essentia...

New supplier agreement brings additional seating options for Airbus’ A350 XWB

24 September 2012 Feature story

Airbus is offering even more interior choices for A350 XWB customers with the addition of Zodiac Seats France as a contracted seat supplier for the company’s next-generation widebody jetliner.

Airbus Wi-Fi connectivity solution is certified for A320 Family aircraft

19 September 2012 Feature story

Airbus has achieved certification for its combined mobile telephony and Wi-Fi system for the single-aisle A320 Family. These connectivity services are built on Airbus’ latest version of its “Airline Network Architecture” platform – known as “ALNAv2.” The services were first offered in 2009 on Airbus...

Airbus provides a look at future airline operations from Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

14 September 2012 Feature story

While the new international airport for Germany’s capital city has yet to open, certain visitors to the ILA Berlin Air Show will have the opportunity to experience a takeoff and landing at this facility…thanks to Airbus.

As part of its presence at the air show’s ExpoCentre venue, Airbus arranged to...

The Beluga Super Transporter brings Airbus’ hiring message to Berlin in a big way

14 September 2012 Feature story

Airbus’ international hiring campaign took centre stage at the ILA Berlin Air show today as one of its A300-600ST Super Transporter aircraft joined the static display line, carrying the company’s employment message on both sides of this jetliner’s oversized fuselage.

The A300-600ST – which will be...

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