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Airbus ProSky partners with Chinese authorities to improve airport operations

10 September 2013 News in brief

The Airbus ProSky subsidiary is to work with China’s Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) in implementing RNP AR-to-ILS transition approaches for commercial aircraft at Chengdu Airport, with the goal of improving overall airport capacity. This capability will enable aircraft to perform satellite-bas...

The A320neo product line’s LEAP-1A powerplant begins its certification phase

10 September 2013 News in brief

In a major milestone for Airbus’ A320neo (new engine option) family jetliners, CFM International conducted the first run of its LEAP-1A turbofan at GE’s Peebles, Ohio outdoor test facility – kicking off an extensive certification programme. During these initial evaluations, the engine – which is a n...

A400M successfully performs unpaved runway tests

4 September 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military’s A400M has completed an important set of trials demonstrating the new-generation airlifter’s performance on gravel runways, after tests lasting more than a week in Ablitas, Spain. Using a development aircraft, Airbus Military conducted 25 landings during six flights on the same runw...

The first Airbus Military A400M for Turkey makes its maiden flight

22 August 2013 News in brief

The Turkish Air Force’s no. 1 A400M completed its initial flight this month with a five-hour, 35-minute mission that began and ended in Seville, Spain. The Turkish Air Force has ordered 10 of these multi-role military airlifters, and crew training is underway at the Airbus Military International Tra...

A400M military standard acceptance clears the way for airlifter’s initial delivery

31 July 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military’s A400M today received its Type Acceptance at the Initial Operating Clearance (IOC) standard from the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), representing the programme’s seven European launch nations: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey and the United Ki...

The A400M military airlifter confirms its airfield assault capability

17 July 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military’s A400M has successfully demonstrated its ability to deploy vehicles and troops rapidly in order to seize an enemy airfield. This was confirmed with a series of tests held at RAF Boscombe Down in the UK, during which a Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicle and weapons-mounted supp...

Key Airbus Military A400M training devices enter service

19 June 2013 News in brief

Two of the most advanced aids for training A400M crews have entered service at the Airbus Military International Training Centre in Seville, Spain: the ground-breaking A400M Full Flight Simulator, for which the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recommended issuance of an Interim Level C Qua...

Explore EADS’ Paris Air Show exhibit area from anywhere in the world

19 June 2013 News in brief

Bring the Paris Air Show’s spirit of innovation as presented by Airbus and its EADS parent company to your computer or tablet device with a “360-degree” online tour. 

Offering a panoramic view of the entire exhibit area inside EADS’ pavilion at Le Bourget airport, this tour’s interac...

Airbus Military shows off a landmark C295 at Paris Air Show

19 June 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military today marked the milestone delivery of its 100th C295 multi-role tactical transport aircraft, which officially will be transferred to the Royal Air Force of Oman following an appearance at the Paris Air Show.

“We are very proud to deliver this aircraft to Oman,” Airbus Mi...

The A400M marks self-protection system milestone with release of decoy flares

18 June 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military’s A400M airlifter has successfully demonstrated the release of decoy flares, marking a key development step for this new-generation aircraft’s self-protection systems. The flares are designed to mislead heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles, particularly surface-to-air missiles (SAM). ...

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