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Aircraft painting innovation: Airbus leads the way toward zero CO2 emissions

1 March 2016 Feature story

In its on-going effort to help reduce aviation’s contribution to climate change, Airbus has designed and built an innovative paint booth for its new-generation A350 XWB jetliner that uses significantly less energy than standard facilities, while also minimising CO2 emissions. 

Airbus’ current ...

The A330’s continued commercial success leads to a new production rate increase

24 February 2016 Feature story

Airbus has announced a production rate increase for its A330 Family, responding to new commercial successes that underscore this versatile widebody product line’s popularity with customers around the globe.

Taking effect in January 2017, the change will raise production from its current level – six...

Airbus’ Getafe, Spain production facility delivers the first A350-1000 horizontal tail plane

24 February 2016 Feature story

Airbus has reached another A350 XWB programme milestone with start-up of A350-1000 horizontal tail plane deliveries from the company’s Getafe, Spain facility.

The initial A350-1000 horizontal tail plane will be integrated on Airbus’ no. 1 flight test aircraft, which currently is going through its f...

Virtual solutions provide real benefits for Airbus' Beluga XL development.

15 February 2016 Feature story

As Airbus continues development of its next-generation oversize cargo transporter – the Beluga XL – the company has devised innovative solutions that are advancing this particular programme and will be used to benefit others in the future.  

The Beluga XL was launched during November 2014 base...

Airbus innovation effectively streamlines the repair process for fibre optic cables

2 February 2016 Feature story

A transnational, transfunctional Airbus team has been honoured for developing a highly-efficient new method to repair fibre optic cables, which are used extensively across the company’s product line of modern commercial jetliners. 

Lighter than traditional metallic wiring and offering much hig...

Investing in the future: Airbus announces new UK wing development and test centre

29 January 2016 Feature story

A newly-announced wing development and test centre will expand Airbus’ “footprint” in the UK, while providing functional space for the company and its partners to develop new ideas for a broad range of applications. 

This facility – which is to open its doors in 2017, located on Airbus’ existi...

An international flavour: France’s Légion d’Honneur recognizes the “best of Airbus and Europe”

17 December 2015 Feature story

Three top Airbus executives of different nationalities have been recognized with the France Légion d’Honneur decoration this month – underscoring the contributions of the company’s international team to the aerospace industry. 

The recognition was presented to Tom Williams, Airbus’ Chief Opera...

Supporting ORACLE TEAM USA marks a “turning point” for one Airbus engineer.

11 December 2015 Feature story

After spending his first five years at Airbus in hydraulics system testing, company engineer Xavier Guillot was looking to expand professional horizons. A perfect opportunity came in 2014 with his selection to be part of Airbus’ innovation partnership with the ORACLE TEAM USA sailing squad.


Putting passengers first: An industry-wide commitment to advancing aviation safety.

7 December 2015 Feature story

Every day, millions of people board airplanes around the world, trusting that they will arrive at their destinations safely – whether they are visiting family or friends, travelling for an important business meeting or flying to experience a new part of the globe.

This high-level of confidence is w...

Approved: American Airlines captain becomes the first FAA-certified A350 XWB pilot.

30 October 2015 Feature story

It was all smiles for American Airlines’ John Dudley, as he became the first airline pilot certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB jetliner. 

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for eight years,” Dudley said at the Airbus training centre in Toulo...





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