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A high-profile Airbus presence at the 2011 Aircraft Interiors Expo

A high-profile Airbus presence at the 2011 Aircraft Interiors Expo
13 April 2011 Feature story

Airbus’ excellence in cabin design, innovation and efficiency was on display at this month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, where the company unveiled a space-saving rear lavatory and galley concept for its best-selling A320 Family of jetliners.

Construction set to begin for new energy-efficient Airbus facilities

Construction set to begin for new energy-efficient Airbus facilities
7 April 2011 Feature story

Airbus is underscoring its commitment to eco-efficiency with the construction of two highly energy-efficient office buildings in Toulouse, France, which will accommodate 320 employees from the A350 XWB programme and development teams beginning in October.

An enhanced work environment for Airbus in the UK

An enhanced work environment for Airbus in the UK
28 March 2011 Feature story

Airbus will consolidate its presence in the United Kingdom with the redevelopment of a site into a modern, highly-efficient engineering and technology facility, accommodating more than 2,500 of the company's employees in engineering, design, customer support and other sectors.

New programme leadership as the A400M receives a “green light”

New programme leadership as the A400M receives a “green light”
9 March 2011 Feature story

Airbus Military has provided the go-ahead for industrial launch of its next-generation A400M airlifter, which will lead to production of the first four series aircraft during 2012.

New Indian training centre boosts Airbus' regional facilities

New Indian training centre boosts Airbus' regional facilities
28 February 2011 Feature story

Working in partnership with CAE of Canada, Airbus Training India has inaugurated its flight training facility in Bangalore, India - further underscoring the company's increased presence in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets.

Latest SPICE galley trial demonstrates shorter service times

Latest SPICE galley trial demonstrates shorter service times
10 February 2011 Feature story

During a special lunch held onboard an A330 jetliner, Airbus confirmed the rapid service times provided by its SPICE (SPace Innovative Catering Equipment) galley system – including a 50 per cent reduction in food preparation time when compared to industry standards.

The success story continues: Airbus surpasses its 10,000-order milestone

The success story continues: Airbus surpasses its 10,000-order milestone
17 January 2011 Feature story

The continuing worldwide success of Airbus’ jetliner product line was underscored by Virgin America’s latest fleet expansion contract, which brought the total commercial orders above the 10,000 mark and further strengthened the A320 Family’s competitive position.

Airbus to take leading role in world’s first passenger bio-fuel flights

Airbus to take leading role in world’s first passenger bio-fuel flights
29 November 2010 Feature story

As part of its on-going support of alternative fuel research, Airbus has partnered with Lufthansa to launch the first daily commercial passenger flights using bio-fuels – which are a key component to reducing the air transport sector’s carbon footprint.

A new alternative fuels success for Airbus

A new alternative fuels success for Airbus
23 November 2010 Feature story

As part of Airbus’ continued alternative fuel research, a TAM Airlines A320 has completed a milestone flight using Jatropha-based biofuel – the widespread use of which could significantly reduce the air transport sector’s overall carbon footprint.

Airbus looks to stay “ahead of the game” with new development simulator

Airbus looks to stay “ahead of the game” with new development simulator
10 November 2010 Feature story

Developed collaboratively by Airbus’ test and design office teams, the MOdular Simulator for Airbus Research Tests (MOSART) is significantly reducing the time needed to test technologies for the cockpits of tomorrow.

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