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Airbus and Satair combine their resources for global aircraft support

14 February 2014 Feature story

This week’s opening of a new dedicated parts support and distribution facility in Singapore is a major milestone for the Satair Group – a common organisation officially launched in January that co...

Airbus/Singapore Airlines joint venture aims to broaden the scope of pilot training for Asia.. and beyond

14 February 2014 Feature story

In addition to an impressive lineup of eight full-flight simulators for Airbus’ complete family of jetliners, the planned Airbus Asia Training Centre in Singapore also will open the frontiers of training for pilots.

Airbus and Singapore Airlines signed a Memorandum of Unde...

The A350 XWB says good bye to Singapore

13 February 2014 Feature story

With a tip of its wings to signal good-bye, the A350 XWB departed Singapore today for its Toulouse, France base of operations, completing a highly successful tour that began in Qatar and wrapped up with a starring appearance at the 2014 Singapore Airshow.

While at Singapore, this A350 XWB – the MSN...

The A330 Family builds on its 2013 success and evolution

13 February 2014 Feature story

Following a year of significant commercial milestones and key programme announcements in 2013, Airbus’ A330 widebody jetliner family is building the momentum in 2014 with continued improvement, innovation and high production output to meet sustained global demand.

On the commercial side, 2013 broug...

“Seating” is believing: Airbus’ comfort standard comes to life in Singapore

13 February 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ seat-width demonstrator at this week’s Singapore Airshow is providing visitors with increased awareness on passenger well-being aloft.

Underscoring the superior level of comfort offered in all Airbus products, the “Airbus Comfort Zone” at the air show features a full-scale cabin mockup wit...

A “comfortable” position: Airbus focusses on passenger well-being in Asia

13 February 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ continuing commitment to full service long-haul passenger comfort is on full display at this week’s Singapore Airshow, highlighted by the new-generation A350 XWB jetliner’s high-profile presence and the “Airbus Comfort Zone.”

The company is spotlighting its latest “comfort without comp...

Airbus prepares its A330 variant tailored for regional services

13 February 2014 Feature story

As part of the focus on continuous improvement for its jetliner product line, Airbus is moving forward with development of the new A330 Regional – a lower-weight A330-300 variant for use on domestic and regional routes in high growth areas that include the Asia-Pacific market. 

The aircraft –...

The A330: Setting widebody standard for Asia-Pacific operators

13 February 2014 Feature story

The A330’s Asia-Pacific market presence will continue to grow in the coming years, with more and more customers opting for this widebody jetliner thanks to its unmatched economics, reliability and passenger appeal.

Currently, some 465 A330-200 and A330-300 passenger versions are flown by Asia-Pacif...

“Four” is a magic number: a record number of operators will receive their first A380s in 2014

12 February 2014 Feature story

The global operator base for Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 will expand significantly this year – with new operators including two Asia-Pacific airlines – underscoring the smooth industrial process now in place for this double-deck aircraft, as well as its effectiveness in capturing passenger tr...

Amedeo’s A380 order spotlights the role of aircraft lessors

12 February 2014 Feature story

As the commercial air transport sector continues to emerge from the economic downturn of recent years, the world’s aircraft leasing companies are taking on even greater importance – with more and more customers now looking to rent their aviation assets.

This growing trend toward “airliners for hire...

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