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Airbus launches new titanium supply strategy

15 May 2006 Feature story

Airbus has signed agreements with major suppliers to balance and secure the supply of titanium to meet long-term requirements for its ramp-up in production, in particular for the A380. The supply contracts were signed with RTI International Metals, Inc., of the United States, Russia's VSMPO an...

Strong Airbus presence at EBACE 2006

3 May 2006 Feature story

A flying display of the Airbus A318 Elite corporate airliner was the center of attention at the opening day of the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, which continues through 5 May. Also on display at EBACE is the A319 Long Range corporate jet, which features a ne...

Airbus at the Aviation & Environment Summit 2006

2 May 2006 Feature story

Participating in the 2006 Aviation & Environmental Summit, Airbus underscored its commitment to environmental care and the harmonising of aviation sector efforts in this area. Airbus executives attending the annual gathering - held April 25-26 in Geneva, Switzerland - underscored the company's...

Airbus names its new delivery centre after Henri Ziegler

11 April 2006 Feature story

Airbus' new Toulouse, France delivery centre was officially named after one of the company's founding fathers, Henri Ziegler, during a ceremony on April 10. Ziegler supported and helped launch the A300B  which led to the successful debut of Airbus  while acting as the organisa...

The Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project receives an A300 for experimentation

16 March 2006 Feature story

The arrival of an A300-B2 at Tarbes airport in southwest France marked an important milestone in the Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project. This A300, which reached the end of its operational life, will be used to validate environmentally-responsible techniques for the decommissioning and recycling o...

The Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project receives an A300 for experimentation

2 March 2006 Feature story

The arrival of an A300-B2 at Tarbes airport in southwest France marked an important milestone in the Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project. This A300, which reached the end of its operational life, will be used to validate environmentally-responsible techniques for the decommissioning and recycling o...

Cable harness manufacturing - saving money and time on long cables

2 February 2006 Feature story

Airbus engineers have merged technological innovation and efficiency in the development of an electronic jigboard - a cable harness manufacturing device that makes the cable positioning process more flexible. Along with meeting the demand for custom products ready on short notice, the e-jigboard off...

Airbus develops new fuel testing facility at Filton, U.K.

31 January 2006 Feature story

Airbus' new Filton, U.K fuel systems test facility will become a vital catalyst for engineers studying improvements in fuel modeling and researching emerging technologies. Initial operations include fuel testing on A380 wing tanks and work on the A400M and A350 aircraft.

Moving assembly line speeds up single-aisle production

7 December 2005 Feature story

Airbus has adopted a new moving line concept for the assembly of its A320 Family in Hamburg. The moving line will cut assembly time by 40 per cent and help ramp-up production to 30 aircraft per month.

Growing e-catalogue to help airlines with upgrades

6 December 2005 Feature story

Airbus' growing and successful electronic catalogue is expected to provide around 120 products on the Airbus World secured portal, all while offering customers the ability to order parts, purchase cabin upgrades and see their information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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