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Airbus introduces hybrid “RFID Integrated Nameplates” for tracing parts across all aircraft families

1 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus is introducing a new innovation, “RFID Integrated Nameplates”, to further expand its RFID (radio-frequency identification) deployment and enhance the traceability of aircraft parts that it produces and uses internally.

The UK’s NATS and Airbus ProSky collaborate to modernise air traffic management

1 May 2014 Feature story

Air traffic service provider NATS of the UK has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus ProSky to jointly devise solutions for improving the air traffic system’s efficiency.

Airbus’ initial A320neo reaches advanced stage in its final assembly

30 April 2014 Feature story

Final assembly of the first Airbus A320neo is advancing rapidly in Toulouse, France, putting this “new engine option” jetliner programme on track for its maiden flight later this year, to be followed by the initial customer delivery in 2015.

Airbus ProSky Awarded IATA Contract to develop an Asia-Pacific Air Traffic Flow Management strategy

28 April 2014 Feature story

Airbus ProSky has been awarded a contract by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to study and develop recommendations  for Asia Pacific Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM).  

IATA’s Asia/Pacific Region ATFM study is supported by the ICAO Asia Pacific ATFM Steering Group and ...

Flight test A350 XWB opens its doors

7 April 2014 Feature story

As part of the A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre opening event in Hamburg, Airbus unveiled the A350 XWB’s first development cabin interior on board flight test aircraft MSN002.

Inspired design has guided the A350 XWB cabin’s development

7 April 2014 Feature story

Airbus knew its A350 XWB had to be a revolutionary aircraft from the design process onward, as discussions with operators of existing widebody jetliners revealed many were interested in something completely new. This spurred the company’s decision to develop a cabin interior the likes of which had n...

Airbus honours its storied past with enhanced online timeline

18 March 2014 Feature story

Tracking the key milestones that have contributed to Airbus’ industry leadership position has never been easier with this month’s introduction of the company’s enhanced interactive timeline on Airbus.com – which features a new appearance, improved functionality and more.

Airbus lights the way: First A321 with LED lighting throughout the cabin

12 March 2014 Feature story

Passengers will soon “see the difference” aboard Airbus A320 Family aircraft with the company’s latest enhancements to this single-aisle product line’s cabin atmosphere.

The A320 Family: 6,000 deliveries and counting

10 March 2014 Feature story

The A320 Family marked another milestone with Airbus’ 6,000th delivery from this modern single-aisle jetliner product line.

Printing the future: Airbus expands its applications of the revolutionary additive layer manufacturing process

3 March 2014 Feature story

Innovative 3D-printing (additive layer manufacturing) technology used by Airbus is beginning to shape the future of aircraft component manufacture for its jetliners.

Parts produced with this method are beginning to appear on a range of the company’s aircraft – from the next-generation A350 XWB to i...

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