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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.

New orders and commitments announced for the Airbus family of corporate and executive jets

17 November 2005 Feature story

The National Business Aviation Association's annual meeting and convention in Florida provided the setting for Airbus to highlight its continuing sales success with the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) family, which has logged 11 new orders plus four commitments so far this year.

Airbus confirms MRO Network success with second meeting

17 November 2005 Feature story

The Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Network met for a second time in late October to discuss new initiatives for future cooperation in Airbus services and to validate the Network's role as an enabling tool to deliver new and enhanced services to Airbus customers.

Airbus looks to expand the sales of its Airbus Corporate Jetliner family in the United States

11 November 2005 Feature story

The Airbus strategy to expand its executive jet/VIP market presence in North America has moved forward with the first U.S. order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner.

Lufthansa Technik unveils cabin interior concepts for the VIP A380

11 November 2005 Feature story

Lufthansa Technik has signed a preliminary agreement with Airbus for cooperation on A380 VIP cabin completion projects, and unveiled its latest interior concepts for this 21st century flagship jetliner.

Switzerland's Comlux AG acquires two versions of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner family

9 November 2005 Feature story

Airbus has launched the newest member of its Airbus Corporate Jetliner family - the A318 Elite - which has been ordered by Swiss charter company Comlux AG for deliveries beginning in early 2007.

China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of the 100th Airbus aircraft

28 October 2005 Feature story

China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of its 100th Airbus aircraft in a ceremony at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport October 27, making it the first carrier in the Asia-Pacific region to operate more than 100 Airbus aircraft.

New Airbus engineering centre in the U.S. will perform design work on the A350

28 October 2005 Feature story

Airbus' second new engineering centre  which will open in early 2007 at Mobile, Alabama - will perform design work on interior furnishings for the all-new A350.

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