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“See the bigger picture” photo exhibit raises biodiversity awareness in Germany

“See the bigger picture” photo exhibit raises biodiversity awareness in Germany
10 May 2010 News in brief

Continuing its world tour as part of the International Year of Biodiversity, the “See the bigger picture” photo exhibition is now appearing in Berlin, Germany for Reisepavillon 2010 – the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism. The display – which features winning images from Airbus’ youth photo competition highlighting biodiversity – is part of the company’s support for the United Nations’ Green Wave initiative.

A320 gets state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system

A320 gets state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system
26 April 2010 News in brief

The best keeps getting better at Airbus, which continues to develop new innovations for its benchmark A320 single-aisle aircraft family. Saudi Arabian Airlines' initial A320 is the first to be equipped with a high bandwidth in-flight entertainment system, which allows passengers to access high-speed interactive services such as full audio and video on demand. This option is now available on all Airbus aircraft.

Chinese A320 production facility delivers seventh aircraft this year

Chinese A320 production facility delivers seventh aircraft this year
16 April 2010 News in brief

Airbus' new Chinese final assembly line recently delivered its 18th aircraft to date - an A320 to China Southern Airlines, which operates the largest Airbus fleet in the country. Output at this modern Tianjin-based facility will be ramped up to four aircraft monthly by the end of 2011 to meet China's growing demand for highly efficient single-aisle aircraft.

Airbus reinforces its management team in Japan

Airbus reinforces its management team in Japan
16 April 2010 News in brief

Stephane Ginoux has been named Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Japan, succeeding Glen S. Fukushima, who becomes Chairman of the organisation. In his new role, Ginoux will assume responsibility for all Airbus activities in Japan - including marketing, commercial strategy and customer relations - and strive to further strengthen business ties with the country's aviation industry. Ginoux is a 14-year veteran of Eurocopter Japan, which he will continue to lead as CEO.

A second aircraft joins the A400M flight test campaign

A second aircraft joins the A400M flight test campaign
15 April 2010 News in brief

The second Airbus Military A400M - designated MSN2 - has entered the flight test programme. MSN2 - one of five aircraft that will conduct the 3,700-hour campaign - joins the no. 1 A400M, which already has completed more than 66 flight hours in 15 flights. The third aircraft is expected to fly by the beginning of summer, and the fourth A400M near the end of 2010.

16th Chinese-assembled aircraft delivered to Spring Airlines

16th Chinese-assembled aircraft delivered to Spring Airlines
11 March 2010 News in brief

China's first private low-cost carrier Spring Airlines has received its initial A320 produced at Airbus' Chinese final assembly line, joining the growing list of operators to receive aircraft from this facility. The A320 - configured in an efficient 180-economy seat layout - will be deployed on routes between Shanghai and other Chinese cities. It is the 16th aircraft built at the Tianjin assembly line, as well as the 16th A320 to join Spring Airlines' all-Airbus fleet.

First Chinese-built A320 is delivered to Shanghai's Juneyao Airlines

First Chinese-built A320 is delivered to Shanghai's Juneyao Airlines
8 February 2010 News in brief

First Chinese-built A320 is delivered to Shanghai's Juneyao Airlines

A330-200 Freighter performs well during cold-weather testing

A330-200 Freighter performs well during cold-weather testing
29 January 2010 News in brief

A330-200 Freighter performs well during cold-weather testing

First of four A318s is received by Al Jaber Aviation

First of four A318s is received by Al Jaber Aviation
11 January 2010 News in brief

First of four A318s is received by Al Jaber Aviation

Initial Royal Saudi Air Force A330 MRTT is delivered for conversion as a multi-role tanker transport

Initial Royal Saudi Air Force A330 MRTT is delivered for conversion as a multi-role tanker transport
1 December 2009 News in brief

Initial Royal Saudi Air Force A330 MRTT is delivered for conversion as a multi-role tanker transport

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