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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.

Airbus in Spain begins production of A350 XWB components

Airbus in Spain begins production of A350 XWB components
24 September 2010 Feature story

Another Airbus facility has begun production of A350 XWB components as the Advanced Composites Centre in Illescas, Spain unveils the jetliner’s lower wing cover and fuselage Section 19.

Eco-efficiency takes centre stage at World Economic Forum meeting

Eco-efficiency takes centre stage at World Economic Forum meeting
17 September 2010 Feature story

Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders acted as a spokesperson for the aviation industry at the World Economic Forum’s first-ever Ministerial Meeting on Innovation and Sustainable Growth in Tianjin, China.

Flight trials begin to help optimise A350 XWB cabin sound insulation

Flight trials begin to help optimise A350 XWB cabin sound insulation
14 September 2010 Feature story

Airbus is continuing its proven track record of innovation in aircraft production with a new flight-test campaign to evaluate an A350 XWB fuselage panel made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic.

A revolution in the cabin

A revolution in the cabin
1 September 2010 Feature story

Airbus' Digital Cabin Logbook is a new-generation solution that reduces operating costs, simplifies workloads and enhances maintenance efficiency.

Aegean Airlines prepares for data link services rules in Europe

Aegean Airlines prepares for data link services rules in Europe
18 August 2010 Feature story

Aegean Airlines of Greece has adopted Airbus' FANS-B+ retrofit solution for the upgrading of its A320 Family aircraft, which will enable the exchange of data with air traffic control – a requirement of Europe's upcoming Data Link Services Implementing Rule.

Airbus' innovative OnAir subsidiary draws high praise for creativity

Airbus' innovative OnAir subsidiary draws high praise for creativity
3 August 2010 Feature story

OnAir has been given the spotlight by CNBC Business magazine, which applauded the company’s ground-breaking technology which offers airline customers in-flight access to both mobile phones and high-speed Internet.

Airbus strengthens its order book and expands the customer base in the Americas

Airbus strengthens its order book and expands the customer base in the Americas
28 July 2010 Feature story

Airbus’ strong performance in North and Latin America has been underscored by a wave of orders and commitments announced during July, which includes agreements with both new and existing customers.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers VIP conversion kit for a multi-mission A320

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers VIP conversion kit for a multi-mission A320
9 July 2010 Feature story

With a flexible conversion kit installed by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, the A320 now can be seamlessly transitioned between VIP and commercial operations in its corporate jet role.

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