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“Lining up” for innovation: A new non-destructive testing tool takes off with the Airbus A350 XWB

30 March 2016 Feature story

An easy-to-use testing tool for inspecting the composite airframe of Airbus’ popular A350 XWB jetliner has become a commercial success itself, with key airline customers ordering the device to support their daily operations. 

Named the Line Tool, this ultrasound system is used to inspect an A3...

Reach new heights with Airbus-branded merchandise

29 March 2016 News in brief

The revitalized “Let’s shop Airbus” official store is now on-line, offering a full collection of branded apparel, accessories, scale models, collectables and other items for aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

Open 24 hours a day at www.airbus-shop.com, the available merchandise includes plastic mode...

Airbus highlights its market leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean

29 March 2016 Feature story

Airbus’ presence at this week’s FIDAE 2016 air show in Chile underscores the company’s leading presence in Latin America and the Caribbean, with more than 600 jetliners in operation and market share of 65 per cent based on the to-be-delivered aircraft backlog.

Rafael Alonso, the Airbus head in Lati...

Going the Xtra distance: Continuous innovation for the A350-900

28 March 2016 News in brief

The A350-900 version of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner will be able to fly even farther from 2020, thanks to increased fuel efficiency and an optional increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW).

Contributing to the longer range are aerodynamic enhancements by Airbus and engine improvements to the Rolls-Roy...

Cathay Pacific’s first A350 XWB performs its maiden flight in Toulouse

25 March 2016 Press Release

The first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways has completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production including cabin completion, further ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery in the second quarter of the year.

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