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At 10 years young, the A380 continues to “spread its love” for passengers and airline operators alike

When the A380 performed its maiden flight 10 years ago this month, it was clear that Airbus was once again shaping the future of air transportation.   

 

A decade later, the company’s vision and passion for aviation are keeping the A380 at the forefront – providing a very large jetliner t...

16 April 2015 Headline news

When the A380 performed its maiden flight 10 years ago this month, it was clear that Airbus was once again shaping the future of air transportation.   

A decade later, the company’s vision and passion for aviation are keeping the A380 at the forefront – providing a very large jetliner that is more than ever meeting passengers’ changing expectations and matching the evolving trends in air traffic, while generating significant revenue for its operators.

This is best illustrated by airlines’ current use of the A380 on nearly 1

Over 1,500 orders for the versatile A330

Growing market endorsement for most popular widebody aircraft

17 April 2015 Press Release

Airbus’ successful widebody A330 Family has passed the major milestone of winning over 1,500 firm orders from over 100 customers. Total sales to date (1,501) include a recent order for four A330-200 Freighters from Turkish Airlines and 25 A330-900neo from Air Lease Corporation. 

“It’s great to see the strong and growing endorsement for the versatile A330 Family. This reflects the market’s continuing appetite for the A330’s winning combination of unbeatable economics, best-in-class comfort and high reliability. As for all members of our product family, we a

Airbus’ supported university project “Mobile Vacuum Trash Compactor” wins Crystal Cabin Award at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg

Up to 75% weight reduction and more than 50% capacity increase compared to today’s compactors

15 April 2015 Press Release

The Airbus’ supported university project for the development of a mobile vacuum trash compactor has been awarded with a Cabin Crystal Awards in the Category University. The innovative concept provides significant weight reduction, better space utilisation and less system complexity by using the on-board vacuum toilet system or waste water system as pressure source for a compaction mechanism.

Today’s trash compactor technologies are based on electromechanical compactors which are heavy (80 kg – 113 kg) and voluminous, as the compaction mechanism takes almost t

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2015: Airbus recognises cabin BFE suppliers’ customer support

• Airbus’ Cabin BFE Supplier Support Rating recognises suppliers for best in-service performance

14 April 2015 Press Release

At the 2015 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Airbus presented awards in recognition of those cabin Buyer-Furnished-Equipment (BFE) suppliers who achieved excellent level of customer satisfaction in 2014. 

The suppliers were identified through the Airbus Supplier Support Rating process which captured in-service feedback from over 118 Airbus Customers representing 77% of the operators worldwide, operating over 90 percent of the Airbus fleet and covering all Programmes. Sixty-one suppliers were measured in this 2014 rating. Improvement plans will be put

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2015: Airbus to offer an Economy Class ‘SFE’ seat option for the first time on the A320 Family, in partnership with Recaro

Airbus and Recaro Aircraft Seating plan to offer for the first time a “supplier-furnished-equipment” (SFE) Economy Class seat option for A320 Family operators. The proposed new seat, named “3530Swift”, is based on Recaro’s “BL3530” already developed for the A320 Family. 

 

Showcased at this ye...

14 April 2015 Press Release

Airbus and Recaro Aircraft Seating plan to offer for the first time a “supplier-furnished-equipment” (SFE) Economy Class seat option for A320 Family operators. The proposed new seat, named “3530Swift”, is based on Recaro’s “BL3530” already developed for the A320 Family. 

Showcased at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, the 3530Swift is planned to become available later this year, both in line-fit and retrofit. Up to now, all economy-class seats for the A320 Family are supplied as “buyer-furnished-equipment” (BFE). Being SFE, rather than BFE, t

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2015: Airbus focusing on choice for airlines and passengers with the latest cabin innovations

· Visit Airbus at Hall 5, Stand B20 - from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th April;

· Latest cabin news on Airbus’ Single-Aisle and Widebody cabin offerings;

· New A320 pivoting overhead stowage compartment full-scale mock-up;

· Budget Economy and Comfort Economy seating demonstrators;

· Learn how A...

10 April 2015 Press Release

Airbus once again showcases its cabin innovations at this years’ Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany – the world’s largest event dedicated to the aircraft interiors industry, in-flight entertainment, and connectivity and passenger services. Visitors and media alike will be able to judge for themselves the quality of Airbus’ recent cabin offerings across its entire product line, spanning the A320, A330, A350 XWB and A380 families.

Visitors to the Airbus stand will be able to test and feel the different...

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A print for the future: Innovation is helping the A320neo take flight

13 April 2015 Feature story

The company is utilizing 3D printing (also known as additive layer manufacturing) to produce components for the pylon of A320neo developmental aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A – which is one of two new-generation engine choices for the single-aisle NEO Family, along with the PurePower PW1100G-JM from Pratt & Whitney.

Applying such pioneering technical solutions is important for Airbus to ensure its market-leading jetliners continue to meet ever-changing requirements, as well as for sustaining the fast-paced production increases of its latest products. 

Printing...

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Airbus and ORACLE TEAM USA: one step closer to the 2017 America’s Cup yacht race

27 February 2015

Airbus, as Official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA, and the defending champion of the America’s Cup, passed a key milestone in February when ORACLE TEAM USA launched its new foiling AC45S catamaran. This boat is a testing platform for the technology the team will use in the AC62 - the type of boat that will race in the 2017 America’s Cup.

To learn more about how Airbus engineers have been working alongside on this technology partnership to help ORACLE TEAM USA prepare to defend its title, visit www.oracleteamusa.com and see the...

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