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The A350 XWB goes “hot and cold” during climatic testing in Florida

27 May 2014 Feature story

The first-ever testing of an Airbus aircraft at the U.S. Air Force’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory subjected the A350 XWB and its various systems and cabin installations to a full range of conditions for further maturity and operability verifications prior to this new jetliner’s delivery start-up lat...

Making the connection: The A380 reinforces Asiana Airlines’ position on long-haul and regional routes

26 May 2014 Feature story

Asiana Airlines – which today received its initial Airbus A380 – is ready to become the latest worldwide operator to “own the sky” with this highly efficient aircraft.

As the first of six 21st century Airbus flagship jetliners Asiana Airlines has ordered, the A380 will provide key capacity, premium...

A strong partnership: Asiana Airlines and Airbus take a major step together with the A380

26 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus and Asiana Airlines are marking the next chapter in their nearly two-decade relationship with today’s delivery of the South Korea-based carrier’s first double-deck A380 jetliner.

“This is a very historic moment for Asiana Airlines, which is an important customer for Airbus’ entire modern pro...

55 million passengers and counting: Airbus’ A380 proves its worldwide appeal

26 May 2014 Feature story

The initial A380 delivery to Asiana Airlines – which becomes the 11th worldwide operator – once again highlights the continued popularity of Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner with both airlines and passengers alike. 

Taking off or landing every five minutes on averag...

A major presence: Asiana Airlines’ initial A380 underscores the jetliner’s key role in the Asia-Pacific region

23 May 2014 Feature story

With its unrivalled capabilities, the double-deck A380 jetliner has become a true star in Asia-Pacific, underscored once again with today’s delivery of South Korea-based Asiana Airlines’ first A380 aircraft.

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True colours: Asiana Airlines’ new Airbus A380 shines in its unique livery

23 May 2014 Feature story

With its vibrant seven-colour vertical tailplane, Asiana Airlines’ initial A380 jetliner will soon be making quite the first impression at airports around the world.

Responsible for this unique – and complex – livery is the highly-advanced and eco-efficient Airbus A380 painting facility in Hamburg,...

Asiana Airlines and the A380: Placing passengers at a premium

23 May 2014 Feature story

Asiana Airlines is taking full advantage of the A380’s unique cabin offerings, combining the South Korea-based carrier’s philosophy for customer satisfaction with Airbus’ unmatched technical capabilities to provide a one-of-a-kind passenger experience.

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The A350 XWB is proving itself in flight evaluations leading to certification this year

22 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus is continuing the “no surprise” flight programme for its A350 XWB, with more than 1,700 hours logged in preparation for certification later this year – clearing the way for deliveries to customer airlines.

The Airbus ProSky-led CANARIAS project marks key milestone in effort to improve two Canary Islands airports’ approach procedures

19 May 2014 Feature story

The first successful flight in Spain using Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures has been completed as part of a project led by Airbus ProSky – which is Airbus’ Air Traffic Management subsidiary – and Spanish air traffic services provider AENA.

India’s Dynamatic Technologies Limited selected to produce flap-track beams for Airbus A330 aircraft

9 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus has selected Bangalore, India-based Dynamatic Technologies Limited as the sole supplier of flap-track beams for the A330 Family aircraft, making Dynamatic the first aerospace company from India's private sector to become a global Tier-1 Airbus supplier.

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