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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.

Airbus team develops environmentally-friendly composites process

Airbus team develops environmentally-friendly composites process
4 May 2010 Feature story

Optimal eco-efficiency is the goal at all Airbus production sites – including the Illescas, Spain plant, where employees have devised a simpler, faster, greener method for compacting composite material components.

New A320 Family flight simulators to enhance Airbus’ Miami training centre

New A320 Family flight simulators to enhance Airbus’ Miami training centre
3 May 2010 Feature story

The Airbus training centre in Miami, Florida is the launch customer for two new Thales Reality7 Level D full flight simulators, which will provide a cost-effective and technologically advanced training solution for the A320 Family.

“ACJ Exclusive” offers Airbus Corporate Jet service at the touch of a button

“ACJ Exclusive” offers Airbus Corporate Jet service at the touch of a button
3 May 2010 Feature story

Airbus has launched the pilot phase for “ACJ Exclusive,” an innovative service that offers Airbus Corporate Jet customers immediate support for all aspects of their private aircraft.

A new U.S. operator of Airbus jetliners: Hawaiian Airlines receives its first A330

A new U.S. operator of Airbus jetliners: Hawaiian Airlines receives its first A330
29 April 2010 Feature story

Hawaiian Airlines’ first A330 aircraft – received during a delivery ceremony yesterday at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France – will begin service on this U.S. Pacific-based carrier’s Honolulu-Los Angeles route in early June.

Airbus’ Tarmac Aerosave affiliate using eco-efficient ways to manage retired aircraft

Airbus’ Tarmac Aerosave affiliate using eco-efficient ways to manage retired aircraft
23 April 2010 Feature story

Airbus’ commitment to minimise the environmental impact of commercial jetliners throughout their life cycle is reinforced at Tarmac Aerosave, a new affiliate company that dismantles retired aircraft using eco-friendly methods.

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