Toulouse, September 26th, 2017 – Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00, and after a series of successful tests it landed at Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. The overall flight time was 3hrs/38mins.
In episode 2 #TeamAirbus heads to San Francisco to attend a week at Singularity University, where they will brainstorm and share expectations, review use cases and explore the available system options
In this video clip, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier puts a spotlight on the company’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama – which was inaugurated on 14 September 2015 and assembles the industry-leading family of A319, A320 and A321 jetliners. By 2018, the facility will produce between 40 and 50 single-aisle aircraft per year.
It was a red, white and blue theme as Airbus officially inaugurated its first U.S. manufacturing facility – an A320 Family final assembly line located in Mobile, Alabama – on 14 September 2015. The ceremony featured comments from key state, federal and local officials, as well as top Airbus and Airbus Group management – all of whom reinforced the strong relationship between Airbus and Mobile.
This video recaps a wide range of commercial and operational achievements for Airbus during 2015. Highlights for the year included the company’s 9,000th total aircraft delivery, the official inauguration of the new U.S.-based A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, as well as key milestones for the company’s market-leading product line of advanced and modern jetliners.
Airbus has forged a technology partnership with the sailing team ORACLE TEAM USA, as it prepares to defend its title at the 2017 contest for the 35th America’s Cup, which is the world’s oldest international sporting trophy. As official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA, Airbus will share the know-how of its experts in areas such as aerodynamics, composites and data analysis, and more, while benefiting from the innovative approach of a world leader in sailing.
Two world leaders – Airbus in the aerospace industry and ORACLE TEAM USA in competitive international sailing – have teamed up with a mutually beneficial partnership that takes advantage of the similarities between designs for aircraft and America's Cup yachts. Airbus is providing its engineering expertise and support to the defenders of America’s Cup as the team prepares its wingsail-powered AC62 class catamaran, which flies above the water on foils, for this 2017 competition.
The company’s successful 2014 – during which it booked more than 1,456;_LINE_TERMINATEDnet orders and delivered 629 aircraft – is recapped in this “best of”;_LINE_TERMINATEDvideo. Highlights from the 12-month period include: completing the A350;_LINE_TERMINATEDXWB’s successful flight test campaign and Airbus’ first A350-900;_LINE_TERMINATEDdelivery to global launch customer Qatar Airways; July’s A330neo (new;_LINE_TERMINATEDengine option) launch; the maiden flight of the A320neo during;_LINE_TERMINATEDSeptember; three new customers receiving their first A380 jetliners in;_LINE_TERMINATED2014; and more.