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Airbus partners with Asia-Pacific for improved air traffic management

12 February 2014 Feature story

As the Asia-Pacific region – currently the world’s fastest-growing sector for air travel – continues to expand, Airbus is committed to delivering innovative and effective solutions to cope with the massive anticipated traffic increase and avoid congestion around airport hubs.

Leading this effort – ...

The Airbus A380 in operational service: A continuing success story

12 February 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 – which began its operational career in 2007 with launch customer Singapore Airlines – continues to receive high marks in commercial service across the globe, reinforcing its reputation as the new “queen of the skies.”

More than 151,000 revenue flights...

An Asian success: The A320 Family establishes Airbus’ single-aisle leadership in this fast-growing region

11 February 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ popular A320 Family has become the aircraft of choice for the Asia-Pacific region’s operators, ranging from mainline carriers to low-cost airlines.

Continuing its momentum, this single-aisle product line has received another major endorsement in the region, from VietJetAir – covering both c...

A “remarkable” flight test programme, and production ramp-up underway for a mature A350 XWB aircraft

11 February 2014 Feature story

As the A350 XWB progresses toward its certification and service entry goals before year-end, Airbus’ focus also continues on the initial customer aircraft and production ramp-up for the new jetliner.

Speaking to international reporters at Singapore’s Changi Airport, Airbus managers stressed the A35...

Building the future: Airbus’ first A320neo to fly begins final assembly in March

11 February 2014 Feature story

As one of Airbus’ next-generation aircraft makes headlines with the A350 XWB’s Singapore Airshow appearance, another of the company’s latest products – the A320neo – is preparing for its own major milestones this year.

The A320neo programme is moving into full gear as final assembly starts nex...

An important A320 Family acquisition for a “rising star” in Southeast Asia’s low cost market

11 February 2014 Feature story

The growing importance of low-cost carriers in Asia-Pacific – and the A320 Family’s advantages in meeting their needs – was underscored with today’s Singapore Airshow announcement by VietJetAir for more than 100 jetliners in both the current engine option (CEO) and new engine option (NEO) versions....

The A350 XWB jetliner’s Singapore Airshow presence highlights its popularity with Asia-Pacific carriers

11 February 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ A350 XWB is taking centre stage week at the Singapore Airshow, previewing what will soon become a familiar sight in this region’s airports and skies after the next-generation jetliner enters service starting later this year.

Asia-Pacific represents the A350 XWB’s largest customer base by nu...

Singapore Airlines pilots feel at home in the A350 XWB

11 February 2014 Feature story

The A350 XWB has been given high marks by two Singapore Airlines pilots following a demonstration flight from Changi Airport in this new jetliner – as both praised its commonality with the A380 and A330 they currently fly, while also appreciating new features incorporated in the cockpit.

Taking the...

Speaking the right language: Airbus explores innovative voice-recognition technology for the air transport industry

2 February 2014 Feature story

The Airbus Corporate Innovation Team is investigating the use of voice-recognition software to help pilots and airline crews manage operation, underscoring the company’s focus on innovation for its customers’ benefit.

Airbus continues its TAPAS partnership with the Dutch thermoplastic composite sector

22 January 2014 Feature story

The Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) programme’s second phase was officially initiated this month with signature of a contract between Airbus, Fokker Aerostructures and TenCate Advanced Composites.

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