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Staying connected with OnAir aboard A380s operated by Emirates and Qantas

Staying connected with OnAir aboard A380s operated by Emirates and Qantas
3 January 2012 Feature story

Two of the largest A380 customers – Emirates and Qantas – are introducing Wi-Fi internet connectivity on their 21st century flagship jetliners using services provided by OnAir, the company owned by Airbus and information technology solutions provider SITA.

Enhancing production for Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family

Enhancing production for Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family
17 November 2011 Feature story

As Airbus ramps up the production pace for its A320 Family, the company is ensuring this modern single-aisle product line’s assembly facilities in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany are ready with the most capable and efficient tools possible.

Aviation training and education for Abu Dhabi is supported by Airbus

Aviation training and education for Abu Dhabi is supported by Airbus
17 November 2011 Feature story

Airbus is providing training and educational assistance to Abu Dhabi as this emirate proactively pursues its goal of creating a world-class aerospace industry.

In one step, Airbus worked with the Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala industrial grouping to create an apprentice school in the city of A...

A cargo success story: the A330-200F freighter in operational service

A cargo success story: the A330-200F freighter in operational service
17 November 2011 Feature story

The world’s only new-production mid-sized cargo jetliner is delivering on its promises, as the A330-200F demonstrates high reliability and flexibility during its first 14 months in operational service.

To date, A330-200F freighters have been provided by Airbus to four customers
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Airbus’ new A330-200F freighter demonstrates its value in service with Malaysia’s MASkargo

Airbus’ new A330-200F freighter demonstrates its value in service with Malaysia’s MASkargo
16 November 2011 Feature story

MASkargo’s operational experience is proving the A330-200F’s capabilities as a highly efficient, reliable and profitable freighter on a variety of international cargo flights.

Since receiving its initial A330-200F in September, this freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines has been flying the aircra...

The A320neo’s advantages…in the customers’ own words

The A320neo’s advantages…in the customers’ own words
16 November 2011 Feature story

New A320neo orders and commitments announced during the Dubai Airshow provided an opportunity for customers to speak about why they selected the enhanced, new engine option version of Airbus’ best-selling A320 jetliner family:

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways CEO, announcing the airline’s firm contrac...

Emerging regions to drive future growth in air cargo traffic

Emerging regions to drive future growth in air cargo traffic
15 November 2011 Feature story

Air freight traffic is expected to almost triple over the next 20 years, leading to a nearly doubling of the worldwide cargo aircraft fleet during this period and creating the demand for an estimated 834 new factory-built aircraft -- with the largest market segment being mid-sized freighters in the ...

Light and medium airlifters to pace Middle East & North Africa market demand

Light and medium airlifters to pace Middle East & North Africa market demand
15 November 2011 Feature story

The demand for military transport aircraft and aerial tankers in the Middle East and North Africa during the next 10 years is expected to create a potential market for an estimated 117 new aircraft, with the primary category being light/medium airlifters in the class of Airbus Military’s twin-engine...

A new aerospace industry takes shape in Abu Dhabi

A new aerospace industry takes shape in Abu Dhabi
13 November 2011 Feature story

Abu Dhabi’s goal of creating a world-class aviation industry is moving closer to reality with the assistance of Airbus and its EADS parent company in a cooperation that includes the manufacture of airframe components – called aerostructures – in both composite and metallic materials. 

Creatin...

Continuing a tradition of leadership in the Middle East

Continuing a tradition of leadership in the Middle East
12 November 2011 Feature story

Airbus’ growing presence in the Middle East – both in terms of market share and industrial cooperation – will be highlighted during the 2011 Dubai Airshow with the company’s high-profile participation at this five-day event.

With more than 770 aircraft booked in the region by Airbus, most major Mid...

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