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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.

A320 Family aircraft benefit from Airbus-developed lateral trim solutions

A320 Family aircraft benefit from Airbus-developed lateral trim solutions
25 October 2010 Feature story

Airbus is using data from its Production Aircraft Test System and additional problem analysis tools to optimise performance of its A318, A319 and A320 jetliners.

Efficiency leads the agenda at 2010 Aviation Environment Summit

Efficiency leads the agenda at 2010 Aviation Environment Summit
22 October 2010 Feature story

Airbus was a key contributor during this year's Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, which centered on air transport’s efforts to reduce overall carbon emission levels.

Airbus corporate jets now available for charter with ten operators

Airbus corporate jets now available for charter with ten operators
19 October 2010 Feature story

These operators – located in America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East – offer the A318 Elite, Airbus Corporate Jetliner and A320 Prestige for private charter, highlighting their appeal and success for high-end business and VVIP transportation.

Airbus bees contribute to the environment

Airbus bees contribute to the environment
14 October 2010 Feature story

Six beehives with 360,000 bees located around Finkenwerder airfield at Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany plant are supplying important data on the environment.

Paving the way for on-board mobile phones

Paving the way for on-board mobile phones
8 October 2010 Feature story

A standardised testing method developed by Airbus expert Dr. Robert Kebel is leading to more aircraft being cleared for the use of mobile phones during flight.

Simpler, faster flight testing with Airbus’ GENETI platform

Simpler, faster flight testing with Airbus’ GENETI platform
29 September 2010 Feature story

Already in operation in South Africa and Mexico, Airbus’ universal GENETI platform can reduce flight test installation time by as much as 50 per cent.

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