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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.

The A350 XWB Final Assembly Line is named after Airbus visionary Roger Béteille

23 October 2012 Headline news

Today’s naming of the newly-inaugurated A350 XWB Final Assembly Line after Roger Béteille has brought special recognition to one of the Airbus founders and a visionary whose decisions were key to the company’s original successes.

Building the future of Airbus with the A350 XWB

23 October 2012 Headline news

Airbus continued its excellence in widebody aircraft with today’s inauguration of the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line – an event that occurred 40 years after the maiden flight of its game-changing A300, which put the company on track to becoming a world-leading commercial airliner manufacturer.

Today’...

THAI joins the “elite club” of A380 airlines

27 September 2012 Headline news

The sights and sound of Thailand came to Airbus’ Toulouse, France delivery centre today as Thai Airways International (THAI) received the first of six A380s on order, which will bring a new dimension to the airline’s in-flight experience when it enters service next month.

Introduced by a troupe of ...

Airbus’ “Smarter Skies” concept makes a big impression in Berlin

9 September 2012 Headline news

The Airbus vision of more efficient and eco-friendly airline operations was highlighted in a spectacular way this weekend as its futuristic “Smarter Skies” concept came to central Berlin in the form of a projected 4-D light show, which also served as an introduction to the company’s high-profile par...

Meeting the global demand: Airbus’ product line responds to the world’s new aircraft needs from 2012 to 2031

4 September 2012 Headline news

Airbus is well positioned to meet the continued upward demand worldwide for new aircraft during the next 20 years, benefiting from the company’s strengths in rapidly-expanding air transport markets, along with its continued evolution of a modern product line that includes the A320neo and A380.

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