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On-Board Airport Navigation System (OANS) debuts on A320 and A330 families of aircraft

8 May 2014 Feature story

Underscoring the continuous upgrades applied throughout Airbus’ entire product line, the company’s innovative On-Board Airport Navigation System (OANS) – first developed for the A380 – has also now entered service on the single-aisle A320 and widebody A330 families.

 

Abu Dhabi’s ADAT implements RFID solution developed with Airbus Consulting

7 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus Consulting together with the Airbus in-house RFID (radio-frequency identification) centre of competence has worked with Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider in the Middle East, to deploy an innovative RFID visibility solution to red...

A350 XWB flight-test development is progressing on track

6 May 2014 Feature story

In over 10 months since the A350 XWB’s first flight, Airbus has rapidly advanced through this next-generation jetliner’s development schedule with the first four flight-test aircraft now flying.

An Airbus working group sets out a composites recycling roadmap

5 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus has set up the Airbus Composite Recycling Advisory Board to establish the company’s vision, strategy, objectives, and roadmap for recycling and reusing composite materials.

 

Sharklet retrofit sales for Airbus’ A320 Family gain momentum

2 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ Sharklets are proving their popularity among customers with demand for the company’s “Sharklet In-service Retrofit” option, which allows operators of older in-service A320ceo (current engine option) Family aircraft to benefit from these wingtip devices’ significant cost savings and performan...

Airbus introduces hybrid “RFID Integrated Nameplates” for tracing parts across all aircraft families

1 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus is introducing a new innovation, “RFID Integrated Nameplates”, to further expand its RFID (radio-frequency identification) deployment and enhance the traceability of aircraft parts that it produces and uses internally.

The UK’s NATS and Airbus ProSky collaborate to modernise air traffic management

1 May 2014 Feature story

Air traffic service provider NATS of the UK has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus ProSky to jointly devise solutions for improving the air traffic system’s efficiency.

Airbus’ initial A320neo reaches advanced stage in its final assembly

30 April 2014 Feature story

Final assembly of the first Airbus A320neo is advancing rapidly in Toulouse, France, putting this “new engine option” jetliner programme on track for its maiden flight later this year, to be followed by the initial customer delivery in 2015.

Airbus ProSky Awarded IATA Contract to develop an Asia-Pacific Air Traffic Flow Management strategy

28 April 2014 Feature story

Airbus ProSky has been awarded a contract by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to study and develop recommendations  for Asia Pacific Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM).  

IATA’s Asia/Pacific Region ATFM study is supported by the ICAO Asia Pacific ATFM Steering Group and ...

Flight test A350 XWB opens its doors

7 April 2014 Feature story

As part of the A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre opening event in Hamburg, Airbus unveiled the A350 XWB’s first development cabin interior on board flight test aircraft MSN002.

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