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Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse

Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse
14 January 2009 Press Release

Today, Airbus starts construction work on the final assembly line for the A350 XWB, the new highly efficient wide-body aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2013.

 

The 74,000 m2 factory will house the first stages of final assembly for the A350 XWB:  the joining up of the fuselage and wings....

Tom Enders recognises the Airbus team for "delivering" on his A380 delivery promise

Tom Enders recognises the Airbus team for "delivering" on his A380 delivery promise
12 January 2009 Headline news

Tom Enders recognises the Airbus team for "delivering" on his A380 delivery promise

The A400M military airlifter's TP4000 turboprop engine takes flight

8 January 2009 Feature story

Initial flight evaluations with the TP400 engine for Airbus Military's A400M multi-role military airlifter are now underway on a test-bed aircraft.

EADS/Airbus completes its aerostructures strategy

6 January 2009 Press Release

With GKN Aerospace's recent acquisition of the Airbus wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit at Filton, UK, EADS/Airbus has accomplished its aerostructures reorganisation strategy. This initiative combines the divestment of non-core activities and sites in order to establish a network...

Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008

Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008
30 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus today reached its target of delivering 12 A380 aircraft in 2008, bringing the total number of A380s delivered to date to 13. The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007, with five more delivered to the airline in 2008. Qantas received three A380s in 2008, and Emira...

Student teams prepare for Round 2 of the Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" competition

29 December 2008 Feature story

Round 2 of the Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" challenge will begin on 1 January, with the 86 selected student teams working on proposals that offer potential new eco-efficient ideas for the aviation industry.

A bronze medal for the writing skills of Airbus test pilot Jacques Rosay

A bronze medal for the writing skills of Airbus test pilot Jacques Rosay
19 December 2008 News in brief

A bronze medal for the writing skills of Airbus test pilot Jacques Rosay

Overwhelming participation in "Fly Your Ideas" Airbus competition

18 December 2008 Press Release

 The international competition "Fly Your Ideas" launched by Airbus on 14th October 2008 is proving to be a great success. The competition challenged student teams worldwide to come up with innovative ideas to shape the future of aviation and to develop eco-efficient ideas to bring fur...

Airbus undertakes Blended-Winglet evaluation on A320

Airbus undertakes Blended-Winglet evaluation on A320
17 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus has started flight-testing of Blended Winglet devices on an Airbus A320. The Blended Winglet technology, developed by Aviation Partners Inc. (API), has been specially adapted for these tests on the A320 Family. The objective of these tests and the subsequent evaluation is to identify both the...

Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s

Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s
17 December 2008 Press Release

Uzbekistan's national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, signed a firm contract for the purchase of four A320 aircraft as part of the modernisation of its medium range fleet. In addition to six A320s already acquired by the airline in June 2007, this order will further enlarge the airline's A320...

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