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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 ...

Key airline routes see double, triple, and more daily services with the A380

11 July 2012 Feature story

The A380’s commercial and operational success is spurring airlines to schedule multiple daily flights – in some cases three, four, five or even six frequencies – on key routes with the Airbus flagship jetliner.

An example is the A380 deployment strategy at Emirates, which is the largest operator to...

A Farnborough Airshow focus for Airbus: future engineers and the engineers of the future

11 July 2012 Feature story

Airbus is utilising this week’s Farnborough International Airshow to promote its broad range of employment opportunities as the company seeks to hire some 4,000 new recruits in 2012. 

Ensuring diversity within the ranks of these new hires is one priority, with approximately 40 per cent of the ...

A fast-growing Chinese leasing company builds its future with Airbus

11 July 2012 Feature story

Airbus jetliners are to become a significant portion of the China Aircraft Leasing Company’s (CALC) portfolio based on this Hong Kong-based company’s latest commercial commitment, signed today at the Farnborough Airshow.

During a morning press conference, a memorandum of understanding was inked for...

Supplier performance is recognised for companies that provide the “puzzle pieces” for Airbus aircraft

11 July 2012 Feature story

The construction of an Airbus aircraft is much like putting together a puzzle, according to Didier Lux, Executive Vice President - Customer Services.  Each of the countless pieces is crucial, he explains, and all must fit perfectly for everything to come together in meeting the high standards f...

Airbus’ fuel-efficiency “hunter” comes to the Farnborough Airshow

11 July 2012 Feature story

A sleek new aircraft profile was added to the Farnborough Airshow as Airbus’ first production A320 with fuel-saving Sharkets arrived for an appearance at the aerospace industry event.

With the words: “Hunting down fuel burned” emblazoned on its fuselage, the A320 joined the Malaysia Airlines A...

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