The Airbus-sponsored "eGenius" electric concept demonstrator aircraft today performed its maiden flight in a programme to examine the long-term potential of electricity as a major onboard energy source for air transport.
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Airbus will underscore the unrivalled passenger comfort provided by its full range of corporate aircraft with a high-profile presence at next week’s Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Leveraging the advantages of international cooperation has been a key component of Airbus’ success, and will continue to play a pivotal role in the company’s business operations moving forward.
For the first time ever, Airbus will bring its 21st century flagship A380 to Russia’s leading aerospace exhibition and air show – MAKS – which is set to take place 16-21 August at Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport.
With increased commercial activity and new programme milestones, Airbus’ A330 jetliner continues to underscore its popularity within the civil aviation sector – while its freighter and tanker derivatives demonstrate their capabilities for cargo and aerial refuelling applications around the world.
Airbus is underscoring its continued support of eco-efficient technologies for commercial aviation with the company’s high-level sponsorship of a new electric concept aircraft – which was unveiled at this week’s AERO Friedrichshafen 2011 industry event in Germany.
Airbus’ excellence in cabin design, innovation and efficiency was on display at this month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, where the company unveiled a space-saving rear lavatory and galley concept for its best-selling A320 Family of jetliners.
Airbus is underscoring its commitment to eco-efficiency with the construction of two highly energy-efficient office buildings in Toulouse, France, which will accommodate 320 employees from the A350 XWB programme and development teams beginning in October.
Airbus will consolidate its presence in the United Kingdom with the redevelopment of a site into a modern, highly-efficient engineering and technology facility, accommodating more than 2,500 of the company's employees in engineering, design, customer support and other sectors.
Airbus Military has provided the go-ahead for industrial launch of its next-generation A400M airlifter, which will lead to production of the first four series aircraft during 2012.