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A new way to keep up with Airbus

A new way to keep up with Airbus
14 June 2011 News in brief

Airbus has expanded its presence in the online social media sphere with launch of the company’s official Twitter account (@Airbus). By “following” Airbus, registered users of this popular application will have instant access to the latest company news and information – which conveniently will appear...

Final production begins for the no. 1 Malaysia Airlines A380

Final production begins for the no. 1 Malaysia Airlines A380
9 June 2011 News in brief

The final assembly process has begun for Malaysia Airlines’ initial A380 jetliner, which is now taking shape at the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. The overall process is made up of five primary phases – beginning with assembly of the front, central and aft fuselages, wings, and hori...

A330 MRTT deliveries begin with the initial aircraft’s handover to Australia

A330 MRTT deliveries begin with the initial aircraft’s handover to Australia
1 June 2011 News in brief

The no. 1 Airbus Military A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport has been provided to a customer with this milestone aircraft’s delivery to Australia on 1 June for operation by the Royal Australian Air Force.   In its role as an aerial tanker, the Australian A330 MRTTs are equipped with Airbus M...

Airbus Military's initial A330 MRTT for Australia departs for its delivery

Airbus Military's initial A330 MRTT for Australia departs for its delivery
27 May 2011 News in brief

The first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) today began its ferry flight to ready this aircraft for its upcoming delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).  Departing from Airbus Military’s Madrid, Spain facility, the milestone A330 MRTT is scheduled to land at RAAF Base Amberley,...

Korean Air’s first A380 enters its final round of evaluations

Korean Air’s first A380 enters its final round of evaluations
4 May 2011 News in brief

The final phase of testing has begun for Korean Air’s initial A380, which is scheduled to enter commercial service with the Seoul-based carrier next month. Carried out from Airbus’ facilities in Hamburg, Germany, these tests are validating the double-deck jetliner’s cabin systems and general perform...

The A350 XWB’s first main landing gear set is delivered to Airbus

The A350 XWB’s first main landing gear set is delivered to Airbus
28 April 2011 News in brief

Airbus has received the initial main landing gear set for its A350 XWB, which is to be installed on the next-generation jetliner’s system test rig – along with the first nose landing gear received last month – in Filton, UK. This upcoming industrial milestone will clear the way for testing to demons...

A successful first flight for the United Arab Emirates’ initial A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport

A successful first flight for the United Arab Emirates’ initial A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport
12 April 2011 News in brief

Airbus Military’s A330-based aerial refueling programme has marked a new milestone with the maiden flight of the United Arab Emirates Air Force’s no. 1 A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) – which was completed on 9 April. As this aircraft features certain avionics differences from A330 MRTTs ord...

A new milestone with the first nose landing gear for Airbus A350 XWB programme

A new milestone for the Airbus A350 XWB programme
28 March 2011 News in brief

The first nose landing gear for Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB has successfully been installed at the jetliner’s landing gear integration test facility in Filton, UK. This milestone will be followed by incorporation of the aircraft’s main landing gear, clearing the way for testing to demonstrate t...

The A400M undergoes low-speed take-off trials

The A400M undergoes low-speed take-off trials
24 March 2011 News in brief

Marking a new step in its testing, Airbus Military’s A400M has completed a series of trials to validate the lowest speed at which this new-generation airlifter can take off. The operations were performed in Istres, France, and are standard for the development of military and civil aircraft. During t...

Airbus Military’s first tanker for the UK Royal Air Force displays its refuelling system

Airbus Military’s first tanker for the UK Royal Air Force displays its refuelling system
23 March 2011 News in brief

The “three-point” refuelling system for the UK Royal Air Force’s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) has been demonstrated during handling qualities flight testing.  Built by Airbus Military, these aerial tankers are outfitted with hose and drogue units contained in pods below each wing, as...

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