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Services by Airbus: going for growth

8 September 2015 Feature story

A new business unit called “Services by Airbus” has been launched within Airbus’ Customer Services operation, bringing a more integrated approach for worldwide operators and reinforcing the company’s service offering that keeps its market-leading jetliners competitive on every level.

“Our customers...

Welcome to Bermuda: the Airbus-ORACLE TEAM USA innovation partnership advances with co-location of engineering personnel

4 August 2015 Feature story

Last month brought a dramatic change of scenery for Airbus engineer Xavier Pol, who relocated from the company’s St. Martin campus in Toulouse, France all the way to the Atlantic island of Bermuda – where he is now furthering the Airbus innovation partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA as the sailing team...

A smarter view: Airbus looks into the future on the A330 final assembly line with “connected” glasses

31 July 2015 Feature story

Airbus is demonstrating its pioneering spirit to build the world’s best aircraft with an innovative new tool that is ready to increase efficiency and save time on the A330 final assembly line. 

Working with an industry partner, the company has developed a revolutionary “connected” glasses tool...

Staying close to its customers: The A350 XWB arrives in Dublin for a successful debut in Ireland

8 July 2015 Feature story

The all-new A350 XWB jetliner is making its first visit to Ireland, underscoring the close relationship between Airbus and its customers with operations in Ireland – including the largest global lessor AerCap and the country’s flag carrier, Aer Lingus. 

Airbus’ A350-900 flight test aircraft (M...

Remembering Jacques Rosay: A true pilot among pilots

15 June 2015 Feature story

At the Paris Air Show this week, Airbus is remembering and honouring its long-time test pilot Jacques Rosay, who made significant contributions to the company’s success and was the first pilot to fly Airbus’ A380 aircraft.   

He held various roles at the company, including Vice President ...

The best gets even better: Airbus’ A380 cabin modifications improve revenue potential

11 June 2015 Feature story

The A380 has been helping its operators capture more business, open new routes and increase profits since 2007 – confirming this double-deck jetliner’s reputation as the new “queen of the skies.” And as passenger demand continues to grow worldwide, Airbus is taking steps to further improve the A380’...

The power of Airbus’ A350 XWB in a flyable scale model

5 June 2015 Feature story

Nearly two years after the no. 1 A350 XWB’s maiden flight in 2013, a “first-of-its-kind” 1:20 scale model of this new-generation jetliner has joined the skies – the result of a project spurred by an aeronautical mechanic-in-training at Airbus.

The A350 XWB’s “smaller brother” performed its own inau...

Airbus innovation brings aircraft maintenance “indoors” on the airport apron

3 June 2015 Feature story

To reduce delays in unscheduled engine maintenance due to a lack of hangar space, Airbus has introduced an innovative solution that “flips the script” on conventional airport procedures – allowing a hangar to be brought to aircraft in need, rather than the other way around. 

The solution is an...

A print for the future: Innovation is helping the A320neo take flight

13 April 2015 Feature story

The company is utilizing 3D printing (also known as additive layer manufacturing) to produce components for the pylon of A320neo developmental aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A – which is one of two new-generation engine choices for the single-aisle NEO Family, along with the PurePower...

Fighting foam: Airbus leverages innovation in order to help keep a river clean

10 April 2015 Feature story

Airbus has marked another environmental achievement with its introduction of an innovative new method for cleaning aircraft landing gear in Toulouse, France – which was specifically developed to prevent the discharge of foaming, non-toxic waste water in the nearby Touch River.

As part of Airbus’ re...




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