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The A350 XWB’s first flight: Fantastic…impressive…and quiet!

14 June 2013 Headline news

The world’s aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbus’ A350 XWB today as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight – viewed by thousands of company employees, industry executives and aircraft enthusiasts at Toulouse, France, and followed on the Internet by a global audience.

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Airbus teams up with EADS Innovation Works to create “stealthy” airport buildings

16 April 2013 Headline news

An Airbus cooperative effort with its EADS parent company has developed a highly effective technology that enables the construction of buildings nearer to airport runways without hindering the vital landing systems that guide aircraft to a safe touchdown.

Airbus’ “game-changing” U.S. A320 Family final assembly line comes to Alabama

8 April 2013 Headline news

Today’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new A320 Family final assembly line at Mobile, Alabama underscored how this new facility will further enhance Airbus’ presence within the key U.S. airline marketplace, while also broadening the company’s global footprint and providing additional flexibility to...

Strong demand takes A330 production to highest ever rate

4 April 2013 Headline news

Culminating a nine-year doubling of production capacity, Airbus’ A330 output rate has now reached 10 aircraft monthly – responding to this twin-engine jetliner’s continued popularity with airlines, cargo carriers, military services and VIP operators.

Another significant A320 endorsement by a leading low-cost carrier

19 March 2013 Headline news

The major order finalised today with Indonesia’s Lion Air brings another airline into the list of worldwide low-cost carriers that have selected Airbus’ A320 Family for their fast-paced, demanding operations.

Lion Air’s order for a total of 234 jetliners in the ceo (current engine option) and neo (...

The A380 global fleet spreads its wings as deliveries hit the “century mark”

14 March 2013 Headline news

Today’s delivery of the 100th A380 marks another milestone for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner, which demonstrates daily the capability to increase capacity, enhance productivity, generate more revenue and improve the profit for its operating airlines – all while being a good neighbour with l...

European Union selects the Graphene project for research funding, opening prospects in aviation and other industries

30 January 2013 Headline news

A research initiative of unprecedented scale – which has the support of Airbus – will investigate the industrial applications of Graphene following this revolutionary material’s official selection today as a European Union Future Emerging Technology flagship, with a planned 10-year budget of 100 mil...

2013 shapes up as another milestone year for Airbus

17 January 2013 Headline news

Airbus will continue its high levels of programme and commercial activity in 2013 – targeting new milestones that include the start-up of A350 XWB flight testing, a further ramp-up in A330 production, and the implementation of deliveries for the A400M military airlifter.

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Sharklets to make their service debut on AirAsia’s newest delivered A320

21 December 2012 Headline news

Airbus’ fuel-saving and performance-enhancing Sharkets will soon become a familiar sight in the Asia-Pacific region as the first A320 with these largewingtip devices is readied for its service entry with AirAsia.

European approval is granted for Airbus’ Sharklets on A320ceo jetliners powered by CFM56 engines

3 December 2012 Headline news

The certification of Sharklets on A320s equipped with CFM International CFM56 engines marks a new milestone in Airbus’ application of these fuel-saving wingtip devices on its popular single-aisle jetliner family.

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