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Maintenance programme submitted in preparation for the A350 XWB’s certification and service entry

9 July 2014 News in brief

The A350 XWB’s maintenance programme has been submitted for approval to the EASA, FAA and Transport Canada airworthiness authorities, representing a major milestone in preparations for the jetliner’s service introduction.  Definitive approval is expected during the summer, prior to the aircraft...

Airbus moves forward with its “factory of the future” concept

9 July 2014 News in brief

Airbus has incorporated innovative digital tracking and monitoring RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology to help streamline and increase the efficiency of its industrial operations. By using RFID tags – attached to objects such as aircraft components and tools, and which are read automati...

On track for certification: The A350 XWB flight test campaign marks key milestones

8 July 2014 News in brief

Airbus’ flight test department is moving at full-speed with all five A350-900 developmental aircraft now flying – a fleet that has accumulated more than 2,100 total hours in over 500 flights. Among the key recent achievements of the programme are crosswind tests with MSN001 in Keflavik, Iceland; MSN...

The first A350 XWB full-flight simulator is readied for airline flight crews

8 July 2014 News in brief

Airbus’ initial A350 XWB full-flight simulator – located at the company’s Flight Training Centre in Toulouse – is nearing the start-up of training operations with airline flight crews. Installed several months ago, this training device has been fine-tuned using data from the A350 XWB’s flight tests ...

Two giant pandas are transferred aboard a MASkargo-operated A330-200F

7 July 2014 News in brief

Airbus’ versatile A330-200F freighter delivered some important freight for MASkargo this spring, flying two live giant pandas – named “Fu Wa” and “Feng Yi” – from China to Kuala Lumpur, en route to their new home at Malaysia’s Zoo Negara.  Further highlighting the flexibility of the world’s mos...

Airbus offers added seating capacity for the A320 Family while retaining modern comfort standards

3 July 2014 Feature story

New flexible seating configurations for A320 Family aircraft will further enhance the single-aisle jetliner product line’s high levels of operating economics while maintaining Airbus’ spacious modern comfort standard for passengers.

Airbus’ first A320neo reaches completion

1 July 2014 Press Release

Gearing up to first flight in September 2014

The first A320neo Family jetliner is readying for the company’s flight-test programme

1 July 2014 Headline news

The highly-efficient NEO (new engine option) single-aisle jetliner project is another step closer to taking flight with today’s rollout of the initial A320neo – a key milestone as Airbus continues on-schedule for the aircraft’s maiden flight.

Airbus’ leading wide-body aircraft Family on show at Farnborough

1 July 2014 Press Release

The A350 XWB takes centre stage with UK airshow debut

Airbus hosts the third edition of “Carnet de Vol Alternance”

23 June 2014 Press Release

Job dating days for some 350 Airbus apprentices

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