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Confirming A350 XWB safety with lightning strike evaluations

29 April 2013 Feature story

Lightning strike testing has been performed for the A350 XWB, completing a key required step in preparations for this next-generation Airbus jetliner’s maiden flight.

A “SUPER” project gives new life to old parts

28 March 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ SUPER (Supply of Used Parts and Equipment for Re-use) project – launched in 2012 – aims to find a new cost-effective and environmentally-beneficial solution to meet the needs of its global operators.

The Airbus Military A400M receives its full civil type certification

13 March 2013 Feature story

Airbus Military’s A400M today became the first large military transport designed and certified to civil standards from its inception when it received full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) airworthiness authority.

Quovadis supports South African Airways in authorization of efficient RNP AR navigation procedures

5 March 2013 Feature story

The South African Aviation Authority has approved South African Airlines’ new Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures for Cape Town International Airport, which were designed in close cooperation with the Airbus ProSky company Quovadis.

It marks the first suc...

Shared Virtual Sky: leading the way toward enhanced European air traffic management

20 February 2013 Feature story

Airbus ProSky is taking a high-profile role in developing Europe’s first airspace simulation platform that will be available to the aviation sector – which is called Shared Virtual Sky, and allows for accelerated innovation as well as the ability to test new air navigation concepts for improved safe...

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.



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