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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.

Major delivery milestone reinforces Airbus’ strong presence in Chinese market

16 January 2014 Feature story

Airbus has surpassed the 1,000-aircraft delivery mark in China, underscoring the popularity of its modern jetliner product line across this major aviation market – which will continue to grow during the coming years.

Current Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor to become Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, Inc.

8 January 2014 Feature story

Allan McArtor, who presently serves as Chairman of Airbus’ U.S.-based Airbus Americas operation, will become Chairman and CEO of its Airbus Group parent company’s North American business unit, Airbus Group, Inc., effective 1 March 2014.

Airbus initiative aims to make lost luggage a thing of the past

10 December 2013 Feature story

Airbus has joined with luggage manufacturer Rimowa and information technology services company T-Systems for an innovative luggage solution to provide an improved baggage experience for passengers and the airlines that transport them.

Designated “Bag2Go,” it involves a specially-designed suitcase e...

Partners in the Sky: Airbus leverages its aerospace expertise to further environmental conservation

6 December 2013 Feature story

Marking another step in its ongoing commitment to the environment, Airbus is taking a leading role in the newly-announced Partners in the Sky programme – which brings together scientific expertise of the Smithsonian Institution with aviation and aerospace technology to unlock the mysteries of animal...

It’s “full speed ahead” with Airbus’ latest A350 XWB magazine issue

22 November 2013 Feature story

As the next-generation widebody A350 XWB jetliner’s testing and certification programme ramps up, Airbus has released the fourth edition of its “Shaping Efficiency” interactive magazine – available as an iPad application or online.

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