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True colours: Asiana Airlines’ new Airbus A380 shines in its unique livery

23 May 2014 Feature story

With its vibrant seven-colour vertical tailplane, Asiana Airlines’ initial A380 jetliner will soon be making quite the first impression at airports around the world.

Responsible for this unique – and complex – livery is the highly-advanced and eco-efficient Airbus A380 painting facility in Hamburg,...

Asiana Airlines and the A380: Placing passengers at a premium

23 May 2014 Feature story

Asiana Airlines is taking full advantage of the A380’s unique cabin offerings, combining the South Korea-based carrier’s philosophy for customer satisfaction with Airbus’ unmatched technical capabilities to provide a one-of-a-kind passenger experience.

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The A350 XWB is proving itself in flight evaluations leading to certification this year

22 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus is continuing the “no surprise” flight programme for its A350 XWB, with more than 1,700 hours logged in preparation for certification later this year – clearing the way for deliveries to customer airlines.

The Airbus ProSky-led CANARIAS project marks key milestone in effort to improve two Canary Islands airports’ approach procedures

19 May 2014 Feature story

The first successful flight in Spain using Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures has been completed as part of a project led by Airbus ProSky – which is Airbus’ Air Traffic Management subsidiary – and Spanish air traffic services provider AENA.

India’s Dynamatic Technologies Limited selected to produce flap-track beams for Airbus A330 aircraft

9 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus has selected Bangalore, India-based Dynamatic Technologies Limited as the sole supplier of flap-track beams for the A330 Family aircraft, making Dynamatic the first aerospace company from India's private sector to become a global Tier-1 Airbus supplier.

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...

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