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Airbus sets priority on section maturity for smooth A350 XWB production ramp-up

Airbus sets priority on section maturity for smooth A350 XWB production ramp-up
10 November 2011 Feature story

Airbus pre Final Assembly Line (FAL) activities have started although with some delay due to the late availability of some key composite and detailed parts. The start of the FAL is now scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. Entry into service is now rescheduled to first half 2014 to ensure smooth ...

EVA Air debuts its first Hello Kitty-inspired A330-300

EVA Air debuts its first Hello Kitty-inspired A330-300
28 October 2011 Feature story

Taiwan-based carrier EVA Air has unveiled its first A330-300 jetliner, which includes a special livery featuring legendary Japanese cartoon character and pop culture icon Hello Kitty.

Bringing new dimensions to Airbus production through Additive Layer Manufacturing

Bringing new dimensions to Airbus production through Additive Layer Manufacturing
24 October 2011 Feature story

A new technique that has the potential of revolutionizing current-generation production methods is being evaluated for use across Airbus, with such technology demonstrators as struts and pipes already made, and the first A350 XWB component – a door bracket for the A350-1000 – now in manufacture.

Airbus opens an additional A320 Family final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany

Airbus opens an additional A320 Family final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany
5 October 2011 Feature story

A third A320 Family final assembly line (FAL) has opened in Hamburg, Germany as Airbus continues the overall production rate ramp-up for its best-selling single-aisle product line to 42 aircraft per month next year – marking a new industrial record.

Airbus’ Quovadis subsidiary is chosen to improve operational efficiency for Atlantic Airways

Airbus’ Quovadis subsidiary is chosen to improve operational efficiency for Atlantic Airways
29 September 2011 Feature story

The flight operations consulting services of Quovadis will be used in a challenging new setting with the Airbus subsidiary’s selection to design Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approach procedures for Atlantic Airways, flag carrier of the Faroe Islands.

Airbus' Quovadis subsidiary supports Nepalese authorities for improved airport safety

17 August 2011 Feature story

Airbus is teaming up with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Qatar Airways to further improve operational safety at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, which is well known for its challenging surrounding terrain.

Airbus provides Singapore with a first-hand look at the future of air transport

Airbus provides Singapore with a first-hand look at the future of air transport
10 August 2011 Feature story

The Airbus Concept Plane is making its Asian public debut as part of an exhibition celebrating 100 years of aviation in Singapore, which is being held at the island nation’s Changi Airport.

Airbus transports huge honeybee sculpture to international UN biodiversity art exhibition in Northern Germany

Airbus transports huge honeybee sculpture to international UN biodiversity art exhibition in Northern Germany
8 August 2011 Feature story

In support of the United Nations (UN) decade of biodiversity Airbus transported a metal art sculpture by David Vanorbeek, a Belgian artist based in the South of France, close to the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. Airbus used its internal road transport system to bring...

“Passing of the baton” at Airbus’ Tianjin, China facility underscores commitment to internationalisation

“Passing of the baton” at Airbus’ Tianjin, China facility underscores commitment to internationalisation
29 July 2011 Feature story

Airbus’ A320 Family final assembly line in China is gearing up for a “changing of the guard” as the facility’s first generation of managers prepare a planned and structured handover of responsibilities to their successors.

 

 

Elements for the first A350 XWB horizontal tail plane begin to take shape

Elements for the first A350 XWB horizontal tail plane begin to take shape
25 July 2011 Feature story

Production on a key component in the A350 XWB’s initial horizontal tail plane has begun, marking a new industrial milestone for Airbus’ new-generation widebody jetliner family.

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