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Airbus and Mercedes-Benz team up to demonstrate the A330-200F’s high-end cargo capabilities

21 November 2013 Feature story

At this week’s Dubai Airshow, the Qatar Airways Cargo A330-200F freighter showed off its optimised cargo loading capabilities in style with a demonstration that utilised the latest from Mercedes-Benz’ AMG product line of luxury automobiles.

Much like the A330-200F that has proven itself in cargo o...

Airbus’ A320neo is on schedule for upcoming programme milestones

21 November 2013 Feature story

As the fastest-selling commercial airliner ever continues to build momentum – with additional new orders and commitments announced at the week’s Dubai Airshow – Airbus’ A320 neo (new engine option) programme is ready for major landmarks next year, including the start of final assembly in the spring,...

Applying Airbus innovation for better efficiency and performance in spares management

21 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service is demonstrating its advantages for a growing international customer base, providing better performance in the handling and stocking of spares – thereby significantly improving the on-shelf availability of parts while markedly d...

TPI’s machined components for the “heart” of Airbus jetliners are displayed at the Dubai Airshow

20 November 2013 Feature story

The growing role of Abu Dhabi-based Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI) as a supplier of key machined parts for Airbus jetliners is highly visible at the Dubai Airshow, where the company is displaying titanium and aluminium structural components produced for the A330 and A320 aircraft families. ...

A perfect couple: Airbus’ A330-200F and A330P2F will team up to meet future air freight demand

20 November 2013 Feature story

With global air freight traffic expected to grow 4.8 per cent annually over the next 20 years, Airbus is well-positioned to help operators accommodate this demand with its two A330-based freighter programmes: the A330-200F, which already is demonstrating its value in reliable service around the glob...

Sustained growth in passenger traffic and aircraft size is forecasted for the Middle East

20 November 2013 Feature story

The Middle East’s strategic geographical location – combined with a sustained global expansion of the middle class – will continue this region’s dramatic air transport growth, creating the requirement for some 2,075 new passenger and freighter aircraft deliveries over the next two decades at an esti...

Reporting for duty: The international A330 MRTT fleet includes aircraft in service with two Middle East air forces

20 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus Military featured its A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) at this week’s Dubai Airshow, underscoring the importance of this aircraft to its two Middle East operators, as well as for the region’s aerial refuelling and airlift requirements.

To date, Airbus Military has delivered all three ...

Airbus and the Middle East benefit from their industrial cooperation

19 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ commitment to cooperating with developing aerospace markets around the world is highlighted this week at the Dubai Airshow, as the Middle East industry is playing a growing role in the company’s jetliners.

This includes partnerships with two United Arab Emirates-based companies: Strata, a M...

Airbus’ A330 has a year to remember in 2013

19 November 2013 Feature story

It’s been a year of major achievements for the twin-engine A330, which in 2013 has lived up to its motto as “the right aircraft, right now” with significant commercial milestones, a successful production ramp-up and introduction of a new version for domestic and regional passenger operations.

Among...

A Middle East “introduction” for the A400M at Dubai

19 November 2013 Feature story

Visitors to this week’s Dubai Airshow are seeing Airbus Military’s A400M displayed for the first time at a major aviation event in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The next-generation airlifter’s debut at this important...

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