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Airbus aims to increase A380 productivity with electrical wiring bracket plan

18 May 2009 Feature story

An action plan to improve the installation of A380 electrical wiring harness brackets - which can number as many as 60,000-80,000 per aircraft - will provide significant production improvements for the 21st century Airbus flagship jetliner.

The A330/A340 Family jetliners benefit from lower maintenance costs

16 April 2009 Feature story

Optimisation of scheduled maintenance programme intervals for A330/A340 Family jetliners has resulted in improvements in maintenance costs for these Airbus aircraft, which also contributes to their efficiency.

Airbus recognises four at 20th Annual Women in Aviation International Conference

15 April 2009 Feature story

This year's Women in Aviation International (WAI) conference in Atlanta, Georgia provided Airbus the opportunity to honour two aviation students with $5,000 Airbus Leadership grants and award A320 type rating scholarships to two female pilots.

Eco-efficiency initiatives are showcased at the 2009 Aviation & Environment Summit

2 April 2009 Feature story

The contributions of Airbus toward improving aviation industry eco-efficiency is being highlighted at the Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.

First wingset is produced for the UK Royal Air Force's fleet of A330-based aerial tankers

12 March 2009 Feature story

The initial wingset for the UK Royal Air Force's fleet of A330-based Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) has been built by Airbus at its Broughton, England facility. Once outfitted with their control surfaces in Germany, the wings will be sent to the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse, ...

Airbus at the IATA World Cargo Symposium

6 March 2009 Feature story

Airbus' latest generation mid-size freighter aircraft, the A330-200F, was showcased as a capable, flexible and economical air cargo solution at the International Air Transport Association's World Cargo Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Productivity to improve with the consolidation of Airbus' transport and logistics networks

17 February 2009 Feature story

A consolidation of providers and services in the transportation and logistics sectors should yield significant improvements in Airbus productivity. As part of this effort, a streamlined network of six major hubs will be established in Europe.

A new role for the A320 Family: small freighters for the worldwide express cargo market

5 February 2009 Feature story

The development of P2F (passenger-to-freighter) versions of Airbus' A320 and A321 is progressing under the management of a multi-national joint venture, with the first aircraft's conversion process targeted for 2011.

A new ship enters service for the conveyance of large A380 airframe components

2 February 2009 Feature story

The City of Hamburg roll-on/roll-off vessel has entered service for the transportation of A380 fuselage sections and wings. It expands the support capabilities for Airbus' A380 production network, and will be joined by another ship later this year.

Seoul, Korea to become a new A380 destination this year with Emirates

29 January 2009 Feature story

The A380 will become a familiar site in South Korea starting later this year when Emirates introduces service from its home base of Dubai to Seoul. These flights are timed to coincide with 2010's Visit Korea Year activities.

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