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A cargo success story: the A330-200F freighter in operational service

A cargo success story: the A330-200F freighter in operational service
17 November 2011 Feature story

The world’s only new-production mid-sized cargo jetliner is delivering on its promises, as the A330-200F demonstrates high reliability and flexibility during its first 14 months in operational service.

To date, A330-200F freighters have been provided by Airbus to four customers
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Airbus’ new A330-200F freighter demonstrates its value in service with Malaysia’s MASkargo

Airbus’ new A330-200F freighter demonstrates its value in service with Malaysia’s MASkargo
16 November 2011 Feature story

MASkargo’s operational experience is proving the A330-200F’s capabilities as a highly efficient, reliable and profitable freighter on a variety of international cargo flights.

Since receiving its initial A330-200F in September, this freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines has been flying the aircra...

The A320neo’s advantages…in the customers’ own words

The A320neo’s advantages…in the customers’ own words
16 November 2011 Feature story

New A320neo orders and commitments announced during the Dubai Airshow provided an opportunity for customers to speak about why they selected the enhanced, new engine option version of Airbus’ best-selling A320 jetliner family:

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways CEO, announcing the airline’s firm contrac...

Emerging regions to drive future growth in air cargo traffic

Emerging regions to drive future growth in air cargo traffic
15 November 2011 Feature story

Air freight traffic is expected to almost triple over the next 20 years, leading to a nearly doubling of the worldwide cargo aircraft fleet during this period and creating the demand for an estimated 834 new factory-built aircraft -- with the largest market segment being mid-sized freighters in the ...

Light and medium airlifters to pace Middle East & North Africa market demand

Light and medium airlifters to pace Middle East & North Africa market demand
15 November 2011 Feature story

The demand for military transport aircraft and aerial tankers in the Middle East and North Africa during the next 10 years is expected to create a potential market for an estimated 117 new aircraft, with the primary category being light/medium airlifters in the class of Airbus Military’s twin-engine...

A new aerospace industry takes shape in Abu Dhabi

A new aerospace industry takes shape in Abu Dhabi
13 November 2011 Feature story

Abu Dhabi’s goal of creating a world-class aviation industry is moving closer to reality with the assistance of Airbus and its EADS parent company in a cooperation that includes the manufacture of airframe components – called aerostructures – in both composite and metallic materials. 

Creatin...

Continuing a tradition of leadership in the Middle East

Continuing a tradition of leadership in the Middle East
12 November 2011 Feature story

Airbus’ growing presence in the Middle East – both in terms of market share and industrial cooperation – will be highlighted during the 2011 Dubai Airshow with the company’s high-profile participation at this five-day event.

With more than 770 aircraft booked in the region by Airbus, most major Mid...

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.

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