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40 million hour milestone reached by the A320 Family

12 July 2005 Feature story

The popular A320 Family has accumulated a combined total of 40 million flight hours, making it the first Airbus airliner family to attain this milestone.

China to become world's second largest aviation market

12 July 2005 Feature story

Rapid growth of the Chinese aviation market is expected to generate the need for some 200 large aircraft over the next 20 years, according to Airbus market forecasts.

Airbus awarded Most Valuable Brand in China by Fortune China magazine

12 July 2005 Feature story

A survey published in the June issue of Fortuna China  the Chinese edition of America's Fortune magazine  has ranked Airbus ahead of its competitor as a top brand in 2005, based on indicators that include product quality, market share and company influence in the market.

 

 

New U.S. engineering centre to support Airbus widebody aircraft programmes

29 June 2005 Feature story

The creation of a new engineering centre in the U.S. state of Alabama will support the development of civil and military Airbus widebody aircraft.

A380 flight simulator inaugurated in Toulouse

27 May 2005 Feature story

The first of two new A380 simulators is now installed at the Airbus Training Centre in Toulouse. The new simulators will benefit from an enhanced visual system and an incorporated flight analysis system.

The A380: The future of flying

26 May 2005 Feature story

The 555-seat A380, revealed to the public at a ceremony in January and due to enter service in 2006, is the most advanced, spacious and efficient airliner yet produced. Launched in December 2000, the aircraft which Airbus sees as the “flagship of the 21st century” was designed in close col...

Ground proximity warning system inventor Don Bateman is inducted in to the Hall of Fame

18 May 2005 Feature story

The man who devised the technology which gives pilots of Airbus aircraft vital early warning of close terrain ahead has been officially recognised as one of the world's great inventors.

Don Bateman is credited with saving countless lives with his ground proximity warning system and its l...

Airbus Human Factors Award presented to Christopher Wickens

18 May 2005 Feature story

Christopher Wickens, a retired psychology professor and head of the Aviation Research laboratory at the University of Illinois, USA, received this year’s Flight Safety Foundation/Airbus Human Factors Award for his groundbreaking research in human factors in aviation. The award was given by John La...

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF AIR SAFETY

23 March 2005 Feature story

Interview with Dr. David Warren, inventor of the Black Box

The A300B4: 30 years of service and still improving

3 March 2005 Feature story

Airbus and General Electric have completed a noise reduction programme launched two years ago to meet new demands in noise sensitive regions. The programme concerned more particularly the A300B4 powered by General Electric's CF6-50 engines and was performed in cooperation with Airbus customers....

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