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Airbus supporting the world’s scientific community on climate research

12 May 2014 Press Release

Celebrates 20 years industry partnership gathering essential atmospheric data

- 20 years of non-stop in-flight measurements for a better scientific knowledge

- Several Airbus aircraft collecting worldwide atmospheric data daily.

- Over 41,000 commercial flights performed since 1994

 

Airbus’ first Family – the A300 – reaches 40

12 May 2014 Press Release

Airbus is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the entry into service of its first aircraft – the A300B – operated by Air France as the launch customer.

Today leading the aviation industry, Airbus was focused at the very outset on innovation, by designing the A300B as the world’s first twin-e...

A350 XWB MSN004 successfully undertakes water ingestion tests at Istres

9 May 2014 Press Release

Airbus has successfully performed certification testing to demonstrate the A350 XWB’s ability to operate on wet runways. During these tests at Istres, France, the flight-test aircraft, MSN004, travelled through troughs containing at least 22mm of water depth, at a variety of speeds, starting at 60kt...

A350 XWB at McKinley Climatic Lab in Florida for more extreme weather tests

6 May 2014 Press Release

In order to go beyond certification requirements and testing to the extremes the first ever Airbus    A350 XWB to visit the United States, MSN (manufacturer’s serial number) 2 has arrived at McKinley Climatic Lab at Eglin Air Force base in northwest Florida. Over the next couple of we...

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