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Airbus’ new Ipad app brings the advantages of consumer electronics to the cockpit

10 July 2012 Feature story

For decades, airline pilots could be recognized by the well-worn leather flight bags they carried, which were filled with paper charts, printed maps and thick manuals.

This image is becoming a thing of the past, thanks to the efforts of Airbus and others in creating the “electronic flight bag” – in...

The “irresistible” A350-1000 receives a major boost from Cathay Pacific

10 July 2012 Feature story

Cathay Pacific gave a significant endorsement to the A350-1000 version of Airbus’ next–generation jetliner family today, announcing acquisition decisions that will make it the largest customer for this longest-fuselage version of the A350 XWB family.

During a Farnborough Airshow press conference, t...

Innovation zone to promote aviation’s latest technologies

9 July 2012 Feature story

Airbus innovation has landed at the Farnborough International Airshow in the form of a dedicated pavilion that promotes the wide range of new technologies and research being developed within the aviation industry. 

A focal point of Airbus’ programme at the Innovation Zone exhibit – located bet...

Extending the A330’s market leadership with more payload and range

9 July 2012 Feature story

Improvements to the twin-engine A330 – including integration of technology developed for Airbus’ new A350 – will further expand the operating range and payload capability of this long-popular jetliner by boosting its maximum takeoff weight to 240 metric tonnes.

Formal launch of the increased-range ...

Malaysia airlines’ no. 2 A380 makes a starring appearance at the farnborough airshow

9 July 2012 Feature story

The presence of a Malaysia Airlines A380 at this week’s Farnborough Airshow is particularly appropriate – spotlighting the carrier’s service introduction with Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner between nearby London Heathrow Airport and its home city of Kuala Lumpur. 

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Aviation industry “buzz” on airbus’ u.s. a320 family production line decision comes to the u.k.

8 July 2012 Feature story

The talk of the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow is Airbus’ milestone decision to create a U.S. final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama for its best-selling A320 Family jetliners – a strategy that was announced last week.

This game-changing move was being celebrated even before the biennial U....

JetBlue Airways brings a highly symbolic jetliner to the future home of Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family final assembly line

3 July 2012 Feature story

Only hours after Airbus announced its historic decision to develop the U.S. A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, a “first” aircraft already was being presented at the future Brookley Aeroplex production site.

In their own words: Customers and suppliers applaud Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family final assembly line decision

2 July 2012 Feature story

The following comments provide examples of airline and industry supplier reaction to Airbus’ announcement of its new A320 Family final assembly line in the United States, to be located at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama: 

Richard Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines:“Delta is one of t...

Airbus and Mobile, Alabama: Continuing a successful relationship

2 July 2012 Feature story

The new A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama will expand on an already-successful Airbus presence at the city’s Brookley Aeroplex facility – where a growing company team has been providing hands-on engineering support for the A380, A330 and A350 XWB programs.

The A320 Family final assembly line opens a new chapter in Brookley Aeroplex’s aviation history

2 July 2012 Feature story

Mobile, Alabama’s Brookley Aeroplex site for the new Airbus A320 Family final assembly line has a long aviation tradition, with historic ties that date to the early days of manned flight.

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