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Help from the sky: humanitarian air operations to be improved with the A400M

14 September 2012 Feature story

The large silhouette of Airbus Military’s A400M that dominates the ILA Berlin Air Show’s flight line will become a welcomed sight in the future for those in need, with this multi-role airlifter’s service introduction making it available for relief operations, rescue missions and disaster response.

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Students are asked to fly their ideas and join the spirit through competitive challenges

13 September 2012 Feature story

Motivating students to become future aerospace industry decision-makers and to spur new thinking in problem-solving are the goals of two competitions now underway by Airbus and its EADS parent company.

Airbus’ latest “Fly Your Ideas” contest – its third such competition – is asking university stude...

The A380 by-the-numbers: Impressive on all counts

12 September 2012 Feature story

The A380 is living up to its promises as this 21st century flagship jetliner is operated on an increasingly large global network – becoming a common sight at mega-city and hub airports around the world.

In operation with eight carriers (Air France, China Southern, Emirates, Korean Air,&n...

A new approach for onboard aircraft power is evaluated by Airbus and partners

12 September 2012 Feature story

Airbus’ pursuit of new, more efficient on-board power sources for its aircraft is being highlighted by the display of a Multifunctional Fuel Cell (MFFC) system concept at the ILA Berlin Air Show. 

Through a partnership with the DLR German Aerospace Centre and Parker Aerospace, this joint evalu...

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...

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