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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.

Airbus A380 cabin mock-up on display at Seoul Airshow

18 October 2005 Feature story

A full-scale A380 cabin mock-up at the Seoul Airshow offers the first opportunity in Asia for industry executives and the general public to see this aircraft's spacious passenger cabin.

Airbus donates simulator to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

14 October 2005 Feature story

Airbus strengthens its ties with academia by donating an A320 fixed base simulator for advanced flight deck education.

ANZ completes successful high-accuracy RNP operations demonstartion flight at Queenstown airport

14 October 2005 Feature story

Air New Zealand plans to introduce RNP (required navigation performance) approaches for their A320s, which will further improve landing operations in poor weather.

Airbus launches improved CDIS services

30 September 2005 Feature story

An improved online tool available from Airbus allows customers to easily follow the customization, assembly and delivery of their aircraft.

Bringing the Asian Games to the skies

8 September 2005 Feature story

Qatar Airways, official airline of the 2006 Asian Games, receives the first of seven new A330-300s painted with images inspired by two of the Games' 39 sports.

Alitalia is latest FANS B operator

6 September 2005 Feature story

Alitalia has adopted the Future Air Navigation System B (FANS B) to improve the level of communication between its Airbus A321s and air traffic controllers.

Wind tunnel tests refine A350 wing design

2 September 2005 Feature story

Wings for the new A350 long-range aircraft are undergoing wind tunnel testing in the U.K., Germany and France to validate and refine their design.

New virtual training tools for Airbus training

5 August 2005 Feature story

Two new Airbus virtual training tools have been approved by France's DGAC aviation authority for use in courses taken by aircraft maintenance technicians.

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