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Airbus ProSky will implement advanced navigation procedures for Drukair’s operations

17 September 2013 News in brief

Under an agreement signed with the Airbus ProSky subsidiary, Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines will utilise Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures throughout its network, starting with Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Drukair – the Kingdom of Bhutan’s nation...

Airbus Customer Services offers AP/FD-TCAS for in-service aircraft

12 September 2013 News in brief

Operators can now upgrade their in-service aircraft with Auto-Pilot/Flight-Director Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (AP/FD-TCAS) capability, which allows pilots to fly avoidance manoeuvres triggered by the TCAS system with either the auto-pilot or flight-director. Airbus’ packaged solut...

Staying connected: Internet and GSM mobile access are now in production on A320 Family jetliners

11 September 2013 News in brief

The first A320 Family aircraft offering Wi-Fi internet and GSM telephone connectivity are now being completed at the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse, France. With this installed equipment, the single-aisle jetliners will join Airbus’ other aircraft families – the A330, A380 and soon the A350 ...

Airbus ProSky partners with Chinese authorities to improve airport operations

10 September 2013 News in brief

The Airbus ProSky subsidiary is to work with China’s Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) in implementing RNP AR-to-ILS transition approaches for commercial aircraft at Chengdu Airport, with the goal of improving overall airport capacity. This capability will enable aircraft to perform satellite-bas...

The A320neo product line’s LEAP-1A powerplant begins its certification phase

10 September 2013 News in brief

In a major milestone for Airbus’ A320neo (new engine option) family jetliners, CFM International conducted the first run of its LEAP-1A turbofan at GE’s Peebles, Ohio outdoor test facility – kicking off an extensive certification programme. During these initial evaluations, the engine – which is a n...

The A320neo product line’s LEAP-1A powerplant begins its certification phase

9 September 2013 News in brief

In a major milestone for Airbus’ A320neo (new engine option) family jetliners, CFM International conducted the first run of its LEAP-1A turbofan at GE’s Peebles, Ohio outdoor test facility – kicking off an extensive certification programme. During these initial evaluations, the engine – which is a n...

A400M successfully performs unpaved runway tests

4 September 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military’s A400M has completed an important set of trials demonstrating the new-generation airlifter’s performance on gravel runways, after tests lasting more than a week in Ablitas, Spain. Using a development aircraft, Airbus Military conducted 25 landings during six flights on the same runw...

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