An Airbus cooperative effort with its EADS parent company has developed a highly effective technology that enables the construction of buildings nearer to airport runways without hindering the vital landing systems that guide aircraft to a safe touchdown.
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Today’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new A320 Family final assembly line at Mobile, Alabama underscored how this new facility will further enhance Airbus’ presence within the key U.S. airline marketplace, while also broadening the company’s global footprint and providing additional flexibility to...
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.
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 (...
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
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...
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 international jou...
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.
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.
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...
- 26 October 2007
"A big fella and a beauty": historic first commercial flight of the A380
- 5 December 2007
The A380 in Sydney for Qantas familiarisation
- 11 December 2007
First A380 visit to Argentina and Brazil