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A new role for the A320 Family: small freighters for the worldwide express cargo market

5 February 2009 Feature story

The development of P2F (passenger-to-freighter) versions of Airbus' A320 and A321 is progressing under the management of a multi-national joint venture, with the first aircraft's conversion process targeted for 2011.

A new ship enters service for the conveyance of large A380 airframe components

2 February 2009 Feature story

The City of Hamburg roll-on/roll-off vessel has entered service for the transportation of A380 fuselage sections and wings. It expands the support capabilities for Airbus' A380 production network, and will be joined by another ship later this year.

Seoul, Korea to become a new A380 destination this year with Emirates

29 January 2009 Feature story

The A380 will become a familiar site in South Korea starting later this year when Emirates introduces service from its home base of Dubai to Seoul. These flights are timed to coincide with 2010's Visit Korea Year activities.

Japanese business executives endorse the A380 in newspaper advertisements

21 January 2009 Feature story

A series of four Japanese newspaper advertisements provided first-hand endorsements of the A380 by executives who have flown aboard the 21st century Airbus flagship aircraft.

The A400M military airlifter's TP4000 turboprop engine takes flight

8 January 2009 Feature story

Initial flight evaluations with the TP400 engine for Airbus Military's A400M multi-role military airlifter are now underway on a test-bed aircraft.

Student teams prepare for Round 2 of the Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" competition

29 December 2008 Feature story

Round 2 of the Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" challenge will begin on 1 January, with the 86 selected student teams working on proposals that offer potential new eco-efficient ideas for the aviation industry.

Readying Brake to Vacate (BTV) for its service introduction

10 December 2008 Feature story

BTV technology provides optimised landing braking efficiency and runway turn-around time, thereby improving the traffic flow at airports. It will enter service in 2009 on the first Air France A380.

Supporting the next generation of European air traffic management

18 November 2008 Feature story

An industry team with Airbus' involvement will support the development phase of a large-scale project to reorganise the European air traffic control system by 2020.

President and CEO Tom Enders outlines the Airbus vision

28 October 2008 Feature story

Speaking at the 10th Nikkei Global Management Forum in Japan, Airbus' top executive said the company's focus continues to be creating the world's best aircraft and remaining a top supplier to the global air transport industry.

New fibre placement machine tested in Nantes

2 September 2008 Feature story

A research project between Airbus' Nantes site, Forest-Liné and Coriolis has developed new machinery to produce complex aircraft structures in composite material.



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