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Market-leading conversion kit installed by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre

Market-leading conversion kit installed by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
6 July 2010 Feature story

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, the specialist in VIP cabin completion and associated services, has delivered a flexible conversion kit that provides multi-mission capabilities for the A320 in its corporate jet role.

New cockpit mock-up underscores the A350 XWB’s advanced development

New cockpit mock-up underscores the A350 XWB’s advanced development
25 June 2010 Feature story

Airbus has completed the latest version of its A350 XWB cockpit mock-up, which will play a vital role in the next phase of verification and validation work for the future twin-engine aircraft.

Change is in the AIRE

Change is in the AIRE
22 June 2010 Feature story

The Atlantic Interoperability initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) programme, which features key participation from Airbus, aims to demonstrate future reductions in CO2 emissions using current technology.

An Airbus-led European consortium helps define the shape of aircraft to come

An Airbus-led European consortium helps define the shape of aircraft to come
21 June 2010 Feature story

A five-year research programme on new aircraft concepts has made important progress on several promising future technologies.

A world's first: onboard mobile and Wi-Fi with Oman Air's A330

A world's first: onboard mobile and Wi-Fi with Oman Air's A330
17 June 2010 Feature story

Airborne mobile telephone and wireless Internet service, offered by the OnAir company of Airbus and SITA, has been introduced for the first time by Oman Air on its A330.

Initial testing is completed with the “Taxibot” tractor for airport aircraft movements

Initial testing is completed with the “Taxibot” tractor for airport aircraft movements
16 June 2010 Feature story

The need to use an aircraft’s main engines during ground taxi may be eliminated with a new tractor developed by Israel Aircraft Industries and tested in a joint effort with Airbus.

Airbus sharpens its focus on making air transportation more eco-efficient

Airbus sharpens its focus on making air transportation more eco-efficient
4 June 2010 Feature story

As part of its commitment to reduce air transport’s impact on the environment, Airbus is pioneering new solutions for greener flight – and addressing key questions such as fuel burn, emissions and noise.

Constructing a better future with eco-efficient buildings

Constructing a better future with eco-efficient buildings
25 May 2010 Feature story

Eco-efficiency is designed into Airbus' new buildings at locations from the U.K. to China, with solutions that include geo-thermal systems, bio-mass powered boilers and "vegetalised roofs."

Airbus Bio-Index survey shows more can be done to educate U.S. children about nature

Airbus Bio-Index survey shows more can be done to educate U.S. children about nature
19 May 2010 Feature story

As part of its ongoing support of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and the Green Wave, Airbus conducted an international survey of young people - revealing American youth prefer TV watching to saving the environment.

A350 XWB harness installation to benefit from 3-D technology

A350 XWB harness installation to benefit from 3-D technology
13 May 2010 Feature story

Airbus is validating a new three-dimensional process for A350 XWB electrical harness installation that would result in improved design quality, reduced costs and shorter lead times.

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