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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.

Speaking to inter...

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.

Airbus-supported flight trials demonstrate the benefits of improved aircraft spacing and merging

29 November 2012 Headline news

A major milestone was reached in the Airbus-supported (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme with a series of flight trials conducted on 27 November to validate an improved system for aircraft spacing and merging in congested air traffic environments.

This system – called Airborne Separa...

The A350 XWB is getting ready for static testing

23 November 2012 Headline news

Airbus’ A350 XWB static test airframe has moved into the facility where it will undergo testing to validate the structural design of this next-generation jetliner.

The airframe rolled out of the A350 XWB final assembly line at Toulouse, Blagnac Airport earlier this week and was transferred to the L...

The A380 marks its five-year service anniversary

25 October 2012 Headline news

Airbus’ A380 has earned its place as the airline industry’s new “queen of the skies,” with the first five years of service confirming this 21st century flagship jetliner’s passenger appeal and revenue-generating capabilities.

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