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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.

Airbus' "Upgrade services" help operators reduce costs

5 August 2005 Feature story

“Upgrade Services” help Airbus operators reduce the operating costs of their in-service aircraft while improving their reliability and flexibility with customised upgrades across the whole Airbus fleet. Leading airlines and leasing companies are using Airbus' upgrade services to help ...

Xi'an Aircraft Company delivers first A320 wing part

4 August 2005 Feature story

His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, praising the company and its workers as models of Europe's capability to be a world leader in aviation and technology.

Duke of York praises Airbus' success

4 August 2005 Feature story


Duke of York praises Airbus' success

Airbus inaugurates engineering centre In Beijing, China

4 August 2005 Feature story

Airbus' newly-opened Engineering Centre in Beijing will perform work that includes an important share in the A350 airliner programme.

A320 operator base continues to expand rapidly

4 August 2005 Feature story

Chinese low-cost carrier United Eagle has become the latest operator of A320 Family aircraft, joining nine other carriers that have been added to the ranks in 2005.

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.

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