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New service package will extend A320's life

6 March 2008 Feature story

Airbus' Extended Service Goal package will allow A320 Family operators to extend the operating lifetime of their aircraft by 10 to 20 years or more, and benefit from longer revenue service as well as increased residual market value of their single-aisle fleet.

Airbus joint venture will manage end-of-life aircraft

25 February 2008 Feature story

Tarmac Aerosave, a joint venture between Airbus and several partners, will be the first industrial company to manage end-of-life aircraft when activity begin later this year. It will offer its services - which include short-term storage, maintenance and dismantling - to both civil and military aircr...

Research into alternative fuels

18 February 2008 Feature story


Research into alternative fuels

The ACJ on ice: an historic flight to the Antarctic

18 January 2008 Feature story

The first ever passenger flight linking the Australian and Antarctic continents has been performed by an Airbus Corporate Jetliner. Operated by Skytraders Pty. Ltd. on behalf of the Australian government's Antarctic Division, the ACJ landed on a new ice runway located some 70 km. from the Case...

Applying new technology to the A350 XWB's development

21 November 2007 Feature story

Airbus' development of its new A350 XWB is benefiting from the increased use of computational fluid dynamics, which helps define the all-new jetliner's external shape. This technology will speed up the A350 XWB's development process, complementing traditional wind tunnel testing.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre begins its aircraft outfitting activity

26 September 2007 Feature story

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre in Toulouse, France will undergo a major improvement to provide a world-class cabin-outfitting service for corporate and VIP customers. The facility has received its first two Airbus Corporate Jetliner Family aircraft to undergo the cabin installation process.

A350 high-lift devices combine simplicity with fuel savings

24 August 2007 Feature story

Airbus' new A350 XWB will incorporate the latest high-lift technology in its wings, allowing for greater dynamic response and flexibility. This will provide better aircraft performance, reduced weight, and less maintenance for A350 XWB operators.

Bringing out the best of an aircraft's wing

21 August 2007 Feature story

A multi-year European project has evaluated new wing technologies that will improve aircraft operations in all aspects of flight. The Airbus-managed AWIATOR (Aircraft Wing with Advanced Technology Operation) programme involved the participation of companies, institutes, agencies and universities, a...

Xian Aircraft Company delivers first A319 China-made wing box

25 July 2007 Feature story

The largest Airbus aircraft component ever produced by a Chinese aviation manufacturer has been delivered by Xian Aircraft Company (XAC). This A319 wing box  the first ever made in China  underscores Airbus' high level of industrial cooperation with the Chinese aviation industry, a...

Final assembly begins for first A330 MRTT designated for the U.S. Air Force

20 July 2007 Feature story

The initial A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) allocated for America's modernisation of its ageing aerial refuelling fleet has begun its build-up on the A330/A340 final assembly line in Toulouse.

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