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The delivery pace accelerates for Airbus Military's A330 MRTT

14 February 2012 Feature story

Airbus Military is picking up the delivery pace for its A330 MRTT (multi role tanker transport), with six of the 28 aircraft on order already received by international customers, and seven more deliveries planned in 2012.

A worldwide market need is anticipated for another 100 aircraft in the A330 M...

Momentum builds for the new Airbus Corporate Jets business unit

14 February 2012 Feature story

These are exciting times for the recently-created Airbus Corporate Jets business unit, which has a high-profile participation at the 2012 Singapore Airshow.

In addition to bringing an ACJ318 for its first-ever appearance at this biennial event, Airbus Corporate Jets is building on new momentum that...

The Airbus ACJ318 Corporate Jet and A330 MRTT aerial refueler come to Singapore

13 February 2012 Feature story

The diversity of Airbus’ jetliner product line is being highlighted at the Singapore Airshow with the presence of two very different aircraft in the static display area: an ACJ318 corporate jet for VIP travel; and the A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) for military aerial refueling and airlift ...

Cebu Pacific to become new A330 operator

Cebu Pacific to become new A330 operator
31 January 2012 Feature story

Airline to use aircraft for new long-haul flights

A “resilient” cargo market will create demand for new freighters in the A330-200F category

A “resilient” cargo market will create demand for new freighters in the A330-200F category
27 January 2012 Feature story

The 2011-2030 Airbus Cargo Global Market Forecast foresees this sector continuing to demonstrate its resiliency to financial challenges and other worldwide pressures, generating an overall demand during the period for more than 2,700 jet freighter aircraft having cargo capacities of 10 tonnes and ab...

Fabrice Brégier will become the Chief Executive Officer of Airbus

26 January 2012 Feature story

Continuity and stability in Airbus’ top management is ensured with the naming of Fabrice Brégier, the company’s current Chief Operating Officer, as its new Chief Executive Officer – effective 1 June. He will succeed Tom Enders, the current CEO, who becomes the Chief Executive Officer of Airbus pare...

New orders and deliveries strengthen Airbus Military’s prospects for future sales opportunities

New orders and deliveries strengthen Airbus Military’s prospects for future sales opportunities
17 January 2012 Feature story

Airbus Military booked five new orders for its C295/CN235 transports in 2011 while delivering a total of 29 aircraft from its product line during the year, bringing the business unit’s overall backlog to 222 aircraft as of 31 December.

The 2011 deliveries were composed of 20 aircraft from its light...

Staying connected with OnAir aboard A380s operated by Emirates and Qantas

Staying connected with OnAir aboard A380s operated by Emirates and Qantas
3 January 2012 Feature story

Two of the largest A380 customers – Emirates and Qantas – are introducing Wi-Fi internet connectivity on their 21st century flagship jetliners using services provided by OnAir, the company owned by Airbus and information technology solutions provider SITA.

Enhancing production for Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family

Enhancing production for Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family
17 November 2011 Feature story

As Airbus ramps up the production pace for its A320 Family, the company is ensuring this modern single-aisle product line’s assembly facilities in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany are ready with the most capable and efficient tools possible.

Aviation training and education for Abu Dhabi is supported by Airbus

Aviation training and education for Abu Dhabi is supported by Airbus
17 November 2011 Feature story

Airbus is providing training and educational assistance to Abu Dhabi as this emirate proactively pursues its goal of creating a world-class aerospace industry.

In one step, Airbus worked with the Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala industrial grouping to create an apprentice school in the city of A...

A cargo success story: the A330-200F freighter in operational service

A cargo success story: the A330-200F freighter in operational service
17 November 2011 Feature story

The world’s only new-production mid-sized cargo jetliner is delivering on its promises, as the A330-200F demonstrates high reliability and flexibility during its first 14 months in operational service.

To date, A330-200F freighters have been provided by Airbus to four customers
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Airbus’ new A330-200F freighter demonstrates its value in service with Malaysia’s MASkargo

Airbus’ new A330-200F freighter demonstrates its value in service with Malaysia’s MASkargo
16 November 2011 Feature story

MASkargo’s operational experience is proving the A330-200F’s capabilities as a highly efficient, reliable and profitable freighter on a variety of international cargo flights.

Since receiving its initial A330-200F in September, this freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines has been flying the aircra...

The A320neo’s advantages…in the customers’ own words

The A320neo’s advantages…in the customers’ own words
16 November 2011 Feature story

New A320neo orders and commitments announced during the Dubai Airshow provided an opportunity for customers to speak about why they selected the enhanced, new engine option version of Airbus’ best-selling A320 jetliner family:

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways CEO, announcing the airline’s firm contrac...

Emerging regions to drive future growth in air cargo traffic

Emerging regions to drive future growth in air cargo traffic
15 November 2011 Feature story

Air freight traffic is expected to almost triple over the next 20 years, leading to a nearly doubling of the worldwide cargo aircraft fleet during this period and creating the demand for an estimated 834 new factory-built aircraft -- with the largest market segment being mid-sized freighters in the ...

Light and medium airlifters to pace Middle East & North Africa market demand

Light and medium airlifters to pace Middle East & North Africa market demand
15 November 2011 Feature story

The demand for military transport aircraft and aerial tankers in the Middle East and North Africa during the next 10 years is expected to create a potential market for an estimated 117 new aircraft, with the primary category being light/medium airlifters in the class of Airbus Military’s twin-engine...

A new aerospace industry takes shape in Abu Dhabi

A new aerospace industry takes shape in Abu Dhabi
13 November 2011 Feature story

Abu Dhabi’s goal of creating a world-class aviation industry is moving closer to reality with the assistance of Airbus and its EADS parent company in a cooperation that includes the manufacture of airframe components – called aerostructures – in both composite and metallic materials. 

Creatin...

Continuing a tradition of leadership in the Middle East

Continuing a tradition of leadership in the Middle East
12 November 2011 Feature story

Airbus’ growing presence in the Middle East – both in terms of market share and industrial cooperation – will be highlighted during the 2011 Dubai Airshow with the company’s high-profile participation at this five-day event.

With more than 770 aircraft booked in the region by Airbus, most major Mid...

Airbus sets priority on section maturity for smooth A350 XWB production ramp-up

Airbus sets priority on section maturity for smooth A350 XWB production ramp-up
10 November 2011 Feature story

Airbus pre Final Assembly Line (FAL) activities have started although with some delay due to the late availability of some key composite and detailed parts. The start of the FAL is now scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. Entry into service is now rescheduled to first half 2014 to ensure smooth ...

EVA Air debuts its first Hello Kitty-inspired A330-300

EVA Air debuts its first Hello Kitty-inspired A330-300
28 October 2011 Feature story

Taiwan-based carrier EVA Air has unveiled its first A330-300 jetliner, which includes a special livery featuring legendary Japanese cartoon character and pop culture icon Hello Kitty.

Bringing new dimensions to Airbus production through Additive Layer Manufacturing

Bringing new dimensions to Airbus production through Additive Layer Manufacturing
24 October 2011 Feature story

A new technique that has the potential of revolutionizing current-generation production methods is being evaluated for use across Airbus, with such technology demonstrators as struts and pipes already made, and the first A350 XWB component – a door bracket for the A350-1000 – now in manufacture.

Airbus opens an additional A320 Family final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany

Airbus opens an additional A320 Family final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany
5 October 2011 Feature story

A third A320 Family final assembly line (FAL) has opened in Hamburg, Germany as Airbus continues the overall production rate ramp-up for its best-selling single-aisle product line to 42 aircraft per month next year – marking a new industrial record.

Airbus’ Quovadis subsidiary is chosen to improve operational efficiency for Atlantic Airways

Airbus’ Quovadis subsidiary is chosen to improve operational efficiency for Atlantic Airways
29 September 2011 Feature story

The flight operations consulting services of Quovadis will be used in a challenging new setting with the Airbus subsidiary’s selection to design Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approach procedures for Atlantic Airways, flag carrier of the Faroe Islands.

Airbus' Quovadis subsidiary supports Nepalese authorities for improved airport safety

17 August 2011 Feature story

Airbus is teaming up with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Qatar Airways to further improve operational safety at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, which is well known for its challenging surrounding terrain.

Airbus provides Singapore with a first-hand look at the future of air transport

Airbus provides Singapore with a first-hand look at the future of air transport
10 August 2011 Feature story

The Airbus Concept Plane is making its Asian public debut as part of an exhibition celebrating 100 years of aviation in Singapore, which is being held at the island nation’s Changi Airport.

Airbus transports huge honeybee sculpture to international UN biodiversity art exhibition in Northern Germany

Airbus transports huge honeybee sculpture to international UN biodiversity art exhibition in Northern Germany
8 August 2011 Feature story

In support of the United Nations (UN) decade of biodiversity Airbus transported a metal art sculpture by David Vanorbeek, a Belgian artist based in the South of France, close to the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. Airbus used its internal road transport system to bring...

“Passing of the baton” at Airbus’ Tianjin, China facility underscores commitment to internationalisation

“Passing of the baton” at Airbus’ Tianjin, China facility underscores commitment to internationalisation
29 July 2011 Feature story

Airbus’ A320 Family final assembly line in China is gearing up for a “changing of the guard” as the facility’s first generation of managers prepare a planned and structured handover of responsibilities to their successors.

 

 

Elements for the first A350 XWB horizontal tail plane begin to take shape

Elements for the first A350 XWB horizontal tail plane begin to take shape
25 July 2011 Feature story

Production on a key component in the A350 XWB’s initial horizontal tail plane has begun, marking a new industrial milestone for Airbus’ new-generation widebody jetliner family.

Airbus takes preventative measures to lessen volatile organic compounds

Airbus takes preventative measures to lessen volatile organic compounds
18 June 2011 Feature story

As part of its ongoing commitment for a “greener” environment, Airbus has introduced new technologies and processes to reduce the amount of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released during aircraft production.

Airbus works toward positive reductions in CO2 emissions

Airbus works toward positive reductions in CO2 emissions
15 June 2011 Feature story

The overall reduction of CO2 emissions is a vital component for eco-efficiency, which is why Airbus and many of its employees are doing their part to reach ambitious targets set for the company’s blue5 environmental initiative.

A commitment to reducing energy consumption

A commitment to reducing energy consumption
14 June 2011 Feature story

Airbus’ priority commitment for conserving and creating energy is being expanded with ambitious targets of its blue5 environmental initiative – which is part of a company-wide effort at its parent, EADS.

Airbus “wastes” nothing in pursuit of eco-efficiency

Airbus “wastes” nothing in pursuit of eco-efficiency
9 June 2011 Feature story

Waste is a facet of business for all large corporations. However, through carefully planned reduction models and high-quality management, significant strides can be made.

Airbus utilises processed water and cooling systems to help the environment

Airbus utilises processed water and cooling systems to help the environment
7 June 2011 Feature story

How water is treated, moved and disposed of has a significant effect on the environment, which is why Airbus facilities in Germany and France are utilising alternative water sources and technologies as part of the company’s blue5 initiative to further improve its eco-efficiency.

The "eGenius" concept aircraft takes to the skies for the first time

The "eGenius" concept aircraft takes to the skies for the first time
25 May 2011 Feature story

The Airbus-sponsored "eGenius" electric concept demonstrator aircraft today performed its maiden flight in a programme to examine the long-term potential of electricity as a major onboard energy source for air transport.

Airbus corporate aircraft to take centre stage at EBACE 2011

Airbus corporate aircraft to take centre stage at EBACE 2011
12 May 2011 Feature story

Airbus will underscore the unrivalled passenger comfort provided by its full range of corporate aircraft with a high-profile presence at next week’s Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Internationalisation: a win-win situation for Airbus

Internationalisation: a win-win situation for Airbus
3 May 2011 Feature story

Leveraging the advantages of international cooperation has been a key component of Airbus’ success, and will continue to play a pivotal role in the company’s business operations moving forward.

The A380: a milestone first appearance at Russia’s MAKS air show

The A380: a milestone first appearance at Russia’s MAKS air show
27 April 2011 Feature story

For the first time ever, Airbus will bring its 21st century flagship A380 to Russia’s leading aerospace exhibition and air show – MAKS – which is set to take place 16-21 August at Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport.

The success story continues for Airbus’ A330 Family

The success story continues for Airbus’ A330 Family
25 April 2011 Feature story

With increased commercial activity and new programme milestones, Airbus’ A330 jetliner continues to underscore its popularity within the civil aviation sector – while its freighter and tanker derivatives demonstrate their capabilities for cargo and aerial refuelling applications around the world.

The Airbus-sponsored “eGenius” electric concept aircraft makes its public debut

The Airbus-sponsored “eGenius” electric concept aircraft makes its public debut
14 April 2011 Feature story

Airbus is underscoring its continued support of eco-efficient technologies for commercial aviation with the company’s high-level sponsorship of a new electric concept aircraft – which was unveiled at this week’s AERO Friedrichshafen 2011 industry event in Germany.

A high-profile Airbus presence at the 2011 Aircraft Interiors Expo

A high-profile Airbus presence at the 2011 Aircraft Interiors Expo
13 April 2011 Feature story

Airbus’ excellence in cabin design, innovation and efficiency was on display at this month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, where the company unveiled a space-saving rear lavatory and galley concept for its best-selling A320 Family of jetliners.

Construction set to begin for new energy-efficient Airbus facilities

Construction set to begin for new energy-efficient Airbus facilities
7 April 2011 Feature story

Airbus is underscoring its commitment to eco-efficiency with the construction of two highly energy-efficient office buildings in Toulouse, France, which will accommodate 320 employees from the A350 XWB programme and development teams beginning in October.

An enhanced work environment for Airbus in the UK

An enhanced work environment for Airbus in the UK
28 March 2011 Feature story

Airbus will consolidate its presence in the United Kingdom with the redevelopment of a site into a modern, highly-efficient engineering and technology facility, accommodating more than 2,500 of the company's employees in engineering, design, customer support and other sectors.

New programme leadership as the A400M receives a “green light”

New programme leadership as the A400M receives a “green light”
9 March 2011 Feature story

Airbus Military has provided the go-ahead for industrial launch of its next-generation A400M airlifter, which will lead to production of the first four series aircraft during 2012.

New Indian training centre boosts Airbus' regional facilities

New Indian training centre boosts Airbus' regional facilities
28 February 2011 Feature story

Working in partnership with CAE of Canada, Airbus Training India has inaugurated its flight training facility in Bangalore, India - further underscoring the company's increased presence in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets.

Latest SPICE galley trial demonstrates shorter service times

Latest SPICE galley trial demonstrates shorter service times
10 February 2011 Feature story

During a special lunch held onboard an A330 jetliner, Airbus confirmed the rapid service times provided by its SPICE (SPace Innovative Catering Equipment) galley system – including a 50 per cent reduction in food preparation time when compared to industry standards.

The success story continues: Airbus surpasses its 10,000-order milestone

The success story continues: Airbus surpasses its 10,000-order milestone
17 January 2011 Feature story

The continuing worldwide success of Airbus’ jetliner product line was underscored by Virgin America’s latest fleet expansion contract, which brought the total commercial orders above the 10,000 mark and further strengthened the A320 Family’s competitive position.

Airbus to take leading role in world’s first passenger bio-fuel flights

Airbus to take leading role in world’s first passenger bio-fuel flights
29 November 2010 Feature story

As part of its on-going support of alternative fuel research, Airbus has partnered with Lufthansa to launch the first daily commercial passenger flights using bio-fuels – which are a key component to reducing the air transport sector’s carbon footprint.

A new alternative fuels success for Airbus

A new alternative fuels success for Airbus
23 November 2010 Feature story

As part of Airbus’ continued alternative fuel research, a TAM Airlines A320 has completed a milestone flight using Jatropha-based biofuel – the widespread use of which could significantly reduce the air transport sector’s overall carbon footprint.

Airbus looks to stay “ahead of the game” with new development simulator

Airbus looks to stay “ahead of the game” with new development simulator
10 November 2010 Feature story

Developed collaboratively by Airbus’ test and design office teams, the MOdular Simulator for Airbus Research Tests (MOSART) is significantly reducing the time needed to test technologies for the cockpits of tomorrow.

A320 Family aircraft benefit from Airbus-developed lateral trim solutions

A320 Family aircraft benefit from Airbus-developed lateral trim solutions
25 October 2010 Feature story

Airbus is using data from its Production Aircraft Test System and additional problem analysis tools to optimise performance of its A318, A319 and A320 jetliners.

Efficiency leads the agenda at 2010 Aviation Environment Summit

Efficiency leads the agenda at 2010 Aviation Environment Summit
22 October 2010 Feature story

Airbus was a key contributor during this year's Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, which centered on air transport’s efforts to reduce overall carbon emission levels.

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