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Airbus continues its TAPAS partnership with the Dutch thermoplastic composite sector

22 January 2014 Feature story

The Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) programme’s second phase was officially initiated this month with signature of a contract between Airbus, Fokker Aerostructures and TenCate Advanced Composites.

Major delivery milestone reinforces Airbus’ strong presence in Chinese market

16 January 2014 Feature story

Airbus has surpassed the 1,000-aircraft delivery mark in China, underscoring the popularity of its modern jetliner product line across this major aviation market – which will continue to grow during the coming years.

Current Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor to become Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, Inc.

8 January 2014 Feature story

Allan McArtor, who presently serves as Chairman of Airbus’ U.S.-based Airbus Americas operation, will become Chairman and CEO of its Airbus Group parent company’s North American business unit, Airbus Group, Inc., effective 1 March 2014.

Airbus initiative aims to make lost luggage a thing of the past

10 December 2013 Feature story

Airbus has joined with luggage manufacturer Rimowa and information technology services company T-Systems for an innovative luggage solution to provide an improved baggage experience for passengers and the airlines that transport them.

Designated “Bag2Go,” it involves a specially-designed suitcase e...

Partners in the Sky: Airbus leverages its aerospace expertise to further environmental conservation

6 December 2013 Feature story

Marking another step in its ongoing commitment to the environment, Airbus is taking a leading role in the newly-announced Partners in the Sky programme – which brings together scientific expertise of the Smithsonian Institution with aviation and aerospace technology to unlock the mysteries of animal...

It’s “full speed ahead” with Airbus’ latest A350 XWB magazine issue

22 November 2013 Feature story

As the next-generation widebody A350 XWB jetliner’s testing and certification programme ramps up, Airbus has released the fourth edition of its “Shaping Efficiency” interactive magazine – available as an iPad application or online.

Airbus and EADS’ Guus Dekkers honoured as “Chief Information Officer of the Year”

22 November 2013 Feature story

Guus Dekkers, the Airbus and EADS Chief Information Officer (CIO) has been named CIO of the Year in a coordinated effort of German magazines COMPUTERWOCHE (Computer Week) and CIO-Magazin, which recognized him for leadership in applying product lifecycle management to Airbus’ new A350 XWB jetliner an...

Emirates Airline President Tim Clark: The A380 “defies gravity” in its success story

21 November 2013 Feature story

Tim Clark, the President of Emirates Airline – which is the world’s largest A380 customer – says Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner continues to be extremely popular with the Dubai-based airline’s customer base, and the aircraft’s double-deck configuration enables further evolution to...

Emirates is mapping “uncharted territory” with its Airbus ACJ319 corporate jet

21 November 2013 Feature story

Emirates Airline is turning heads at this week’s Dubai Airshow with its unique-configured Airbus ACJ319 corporate jet, which takes advantage of the aircraft’s cabin cross-section and versatility to offer luxury travel options for highly discerning passengers.

Announced this August, the Emirates Exe...

The Airbus A320: ready to meet the Middle East and Gulf region’s passenger needs, now and in the future

21 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ A320 Family has a 70 per cent market share in the dynamic Middle East and Gulf market – with the A319, A320 or A321 operated in the fleets of such carriers as Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Air Arabia, Egyptair, Nasair and Tunisair. <...

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