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The A350 XWB makes its first commercial flight – virtually

26 July 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB carried its first “passengers” this week – without ever leaving the ground.

Airbus and French organisation develop “smart” work wear

25 July 2013 Feature story

Some Airbus employees may soon have a new high-tech line of clothes for work.

Airbus ProSky’s Metron Aviation is awarded contract for Asia-Pacific region emissions analysis

23 July 2013 Feature story

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which supports sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, has chosen Airbus ProSky subsidiary Metron Aviation in its efforts to reduce aviation emissions in the area.

Another Sharklet-equipped A320 Family member earns EASA certification

19 July 2013 Feature story

The A321 powered by CFM56 engines with Sharklets has become the latest member of Airbus’ single-aisle product line to receive European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification.

Metron Aviation is chosen for Australian Collaborative Decision Making programme

18 July 2013 Feature story

Airbus ProSky subsidiary Metron Aviation has been selected by Airservices Australia, the Australian government-owned corporation that oversees airspace management in the country, for the next phase of its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) programme to optimize international flight operations in th...

Airbus aircraft have starring role with the “Patrouille de France” aerobatic team in a new movie

12 July 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ double-deck A380 and A400M military airlifter, as well as a single-aisle A320 operated by Air France, are ready for the red carpet with their featured performances in a movie focusing on the French Air Force’s “Patrouille de France” aerobatic display team.

Dutch government supports Airbus initiative with nation’s thermoplastic composite sector

26 June 2013 Feature story

The potential use of thermoplastic composites technology on Airbus aircraft took a new step this month as Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp signed a letter of intent for a proposed extension of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) consortium.

JASTAC-II agreement moves Airbus research partnership in Japan to the next phase

25 June 2013 Feature story

This month during the Paris Air Show, Airbus extended its partnership with a Japanese industrial consortium for research and development into structural health monitoring (SHM) for aircraft composites with a five-year follow-on programme, called JASTAC-II (Japan Airbus SHM Technology for Aircraft Co...

An entirely new perspective on the A350 XWB first flight with Airbus’ latest “Shaping Efficiency” issue

21 June 2013 Feature story

Relive A350 XWB first flight with Airbus’ latest “Shaping Efficiency” magazine issue

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The A350 XWB dazzles during its debut Le Bourget fly-by

21 June 2013 Feature story

As far as the visitors to the Paris Air Show were concerned, Airbus saved the best for last.

As part of its third test flight from Airbus’ Toulouse headquarters in southwestern France, the no. 1 A350 XWB headed north to offer a show-stopping performance in the skies above Le Bourget Airport today –...

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