As an eco-efficient enterprise, Airbus has always strived to always do more with less – a philosophy underscored by the company’s life-cycle approach, environmental management system and organisational structure.
Airbus is supporting and contributing to the smooth operation of Tibet’s high-altitude Ali Airport, which opened its operations with an A319 commercial flight from Sichuan, China.
The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, the specialist in VIP cabin completion and associated services, has delivered a flexible conversion kit that provides multi-mission capabilities for the A320 in its corporate jet role.
Airbus has completed the latest version of its A350 XWB cockpit mock-up, which will play a vital role in the next phase of verification and validation work for the future twin-engine aircraft.
The Atlantic Interoperability initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) programme, which features key participation from Airbus, aims to demonstrate future reductions in CO2 emissions using current technology.
A five-year research programme on new aircraft concepts has made important progress on several promising future technologies.
Airborne mobile telephone and wireless Internet service, offered by the OnAir company of Airbus and SITA, has been introduced for the first time by Oman Air on its A330.
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.
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.
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."