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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...

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.


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, Lufthan...

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 devices.

“These new fuel-saving wingtip devices represent the next phase in our ongoing development of the best-selling A320 Family,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Offic...

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.




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