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Another A350 XWB takes shape in Toulouse

19 February 2013 Feature story

Build-up of the third A350 XWB is now underway at Airbus’ Toulouse, France final assembly line as preparations continue for the next-generation jetliner’s upcoming flight and certification campaign.

Airbus ProSky “clears the way” for Instrument Landing System signals at crowded airports

13 February 2013 Feature story

New innovative services from Airbus ProSky affiliate that ensures signals for vital runway Instrument Landing Systems will not be interrupted by buildings, hangars and obstacles has been selected for use at Switzerland’s Zurich Airport.

These services – called ELISE (Exact Landing Interference Simu...

Toulouse’s Aeroscopia museum readies for its 2014 opening with Airbus support

7 February 2013 Feature story

Construction is continuing apace for the Airbus-supported Aeroscopia museum in Toulouse, France, which will put the spotlight on European aviation’s past, present and future following its public opening in early 2014.

Airbus’ Quovadis supports RNP-AR certification for Frontier Airlines

4 February 2013 Feature story

In a new milestone assisted by the Airbus ProSky company Quovadis, Colorado-based Frontier Airlines has been cleared to use highly-efficient AC 90-101A RNP-AR 0.3 (Required Navigation Performance – Authorisation Required) operations for public procedures in the United States.

The A350 XWB jetliner makes its first flight…virtually

4 February 2013 Feature story

In preparation for the maiden takeoff of Airbus’ new A350 XWB jetliner later this year, the “Aircraft Zero” test bed has started its virtual first flight campaign.

The United Arab Emirates selects Airbus’ air traffic management subsidiary for an airspace restructuring study

28 January 2013 Feature story

Airbus ProSky will take an important role in wide-ranging enhancements to United Arab Emirates airspace with its selection by the nation’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for a restructuring study – which will lead the way for improved air traffic management, navigation procedures, aircraft ...

Qatar Airways uses an A320 for a new navigational approach to Kathmandu’s airport in Nepal

21 January 2013 Feature story

A Qatar Airways-flown A320 has made this carrier the world’s first to operate an aircraft into the Nepalese capital’s Tribhuvan International Airport within the Himalayan mountain range using a new navigation approach.

The milestone flight took place with the Doha-based airline’s A320 performing an...

Airbus and its employees help brighten the holidays with support for two generous donations

21 December 2012 Feature story

As the year draws to a close, the Airbus Corporate Foundation and Airbus employees performed two significant acts of kindness, using a pair of delivery flights with new aircraft for customers.

Airbus’ “connected cockpit” supports improved pilot communications

3 December 2012 Feature story

An Airbus-developed cockpit system now reaching completion will provide pilots with better information and faster, richer dialogue with the ground, leveraging the potential of high-speed broadband satellite communications and the latest in tablet computer technology.

Airbus and DLR: maximising data on maximum lift performance

30 November 2012 Feature story

Accurately predicting maximum lift performance is a very important, though difficult, part of the aircraft design process, which is why Airbus has teamed with Germany’s DLR aeronautical research specialists for a pair of flight test campaigns aimed at generating richer supporting data in the future....

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