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Airbus looks to stay “ahead of the game” with new development simulator

Airbus looks to stay “ahead of the game” with new development simulator
10 November 2010 Feature story

Developed collaboratively by Airbus’ test and design office teams, the MOdular Simulator for Airbus Research Tests (MOSART) is significantly reducing the time needed to test technologies for the cockpits of tomorrow.

A320 Family aircraft benefit from Airbus-developed lateral trim solutions

A320 Family aircraft benefit from Airbus-developed lateral trim solutions
25 October 2010 Feature story

Airbus is using data from its Production Aircraft Test System and additional problem analysis tools to optimise performance of its A318, A319 and A320 jetliners.

Efficiency leads the agenda at 2010 Aviation Environment Summit

Efficiency leads the agenda at 2010 Aviation Environment Summit
22 October 2010 Feature story

Airbus was a key contributor during this year's Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, which centered on air transport’s efforts to reduce overall carbon emission levels.

Airbus corporate jets now available for charter with ten operators

Airbus corporate jets now available for charter with ten operators
19 October 2010 Feature story

These operators – located in America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East – offer the A318 Elite, Airbus Corporate Jetliner and A320 Prestige for private charter, highlighting their appeal and success for high-end business and VVIP transportation.

Airbus bees contribute to the environment

Airbus bees contribute to the environment
14 October 2010 Feature story

Six beehives with 360,000 bees located around Finkenwerder airfield at Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany plant are supplying important data on the environment.

Paving the way for on-board mobile phones

Paving the way for on-board mobile phones
8 October 2010 Feature story

A standardised testing method developed by Airbus expert Dr. Robert Kebel is leading to more aircraft being cleared for the use of mobile phones during flight.

Simpler, faster flight testing with Airbus’ GENETI platform

Simpler, faster flight testing with Airbus’ GENETI platform
29 September 2010 Feature story

Already in operation in South Africa and Mexico, Airbus’ universal GENETI platform can reduce flight test installation time by as much as 50 per cent.

Airbus in Spain begins production of A350 XWB components

Airbus in Spain begins production of A350 XWB components
24 September 2010 Feature story

Another Airbus facility has begun production of A350 XWB components as the Advanced Composites Centre in Illescas, Spain unveils the jetliner’s lower wing cover and fuselage Section 19.

Eco-efficiency takes centre stage at World Economic Forum meeting

Eco-efficiency takes centre stage at World Economic Forum meeting
17 September 2010 Feature story

Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders acted as a spokesperson for the aviation industry at the World Economic Forum’s first-ever Ministerial Meeting on Innovation and Sustainable Growth in Tianjin, China.

Flight trials begin to help optimise A350 XWB cabin sound insulation

Flight trials begin to help optimise A350 XWB cabin sound insulation
14 September 2010 Feature story

Airbus is continuing its proven track record of innovation in aircraft production with a new flight-test campaign to evaluate an A350 XWB fuselage panel made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic.

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