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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These operators – located in America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East – offer the A318 Elite, Airbus Corporate Jetliner and A320 Prestige for private charter, highlighting their appeal and success for high-end business and VVIP transportation.
Six beehives with 360,000 bees located around Finkenwerder airfield at Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany plant are supplying important data on the environment.
A standardised testing method developed by Airbus expert Dr. Robert Kebel is leading to more aircraft being cleared for the use of mobile phones during flight.
Already in operation in South Africa and Mexico, Airbus’ universal GENETI platform can reduce flight test installation time by as much as 50 per cent.
Another Airbus facility has begun production of A350 XWB components as the Advanced Composites Centre in Illescas, Spain unveils the jetliner’s lower wing cover and fuselage Section 19.
Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders acted as a spokesperson for the aviation industry at the World Economic Forum’s first-ever Ministerial Meeting on Innovation and Sustainable Growth in Tianjin, China.
Airbus is continuing its proven track record of innovation in aircraft production with a new flight-test campaign to evaluate an A350 XWB fuselage panel made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic.
Airbus' Digital Cabin Logbook is a new-generation solution that reduces operating costs, simplifies workloads and enhances maintenance efficiency.
Aegean Airlines of Greece has adopted Airbus' FANS-B+ retrofit solution for the upgrading of its A320 Family aircraft, which will enable the exchange of data with air traffic control – a requirement of Europe's upcoming Data Link Services Implementing Rule.
OnAir has been given the spotlight by CNBC Business magazine, which applauded the company’s ground-breaking technology which offers airline customers in-flight access to both mobile phones and high-speed Internet.
Airbus’ strong performance in North and Latin America has been underscored by a wave of orders and commitments announced during July, which includes agreements with both new and existing customers.
With a flexible conversion kit installed by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, the A320 now can be seamlessly transitioned between VIP and commercial operations in its corporate jet role.
As an eco-efficient enterprise, Airbus has always strived to always do more with less – a philosophy underscored by the company’s life-cycle approach, environmental management system and organisational structure.
Airbus is supporting and contributing to the smooth operation of Tibet’s high-altitude Ali Airport, which opened its operations with an A319 commercial flight from Sichuan, China.
The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, the specialist in VIP cabin completion and associated services, has delivered a flexible conversion kit that provides multi-mission capabilities for the A320 in its corporate jet role.
Airbus has completed the latest version of its A350 XWB cockpit mock-up, which will play a vital role in the next phase of verification and validation work for the future twin-engine aircraft.
The Atlantic Interoperability initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) programme, which features key participation from Airbus, aims to demonstrate future reductions in CO2 emissions using current technology.
A five-year research programme on new aircraft concepts has made important progress on several promising future technologies.
Airborne mobile telephone and wireless Internet service, offered by the OnAir company of Airbus and SITA, has been introduced for the first time by Oman Air on its A330.
The need to use an aircraft’s main engines during ground taxi may be eliminated with a new tractor developed by Israel Aircraft Industries and tested in a joint effort with Airbus.
As part of its commitment to reduce air transport’s impact on the environment, Airbus is pioneering new solutions for greener flight – and addressing key questions such as fuel burn, emissions and noise.
Eco-efficiency is designed into Airbus' new buildings at locations from the U.K. to China, with solutions that include geo-thermal systems, bio-mass powered boilers and "vegetalised roofs."
As part of its ongoing support of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and the Green Wave, Airbus conducted an international survey of young people - revealing American youth prefer TV watching to saving the environment.
Airbus is validating a new three-dimensional process for A350 XWB electrical harness installation that would result in improved design quality, reduced costs and shorter lead times.
Optimal eco-efficiency is the goal at all Airbus production sites – including the Illescas, Spain plant, where employees have devised a simpler, faster, greener method for compacting composite material components.
The Airbus training centre in Miami, Florida is the launch customer for two new Thales Reality7 Level D full flight simulators, which will provide a cost-effective and technologically advanced training solution for the A320 Family.
Airbus has launched the pilot phase for “ACJ Exclusive,” an innovative service that offers Airbus Corporate Jet customers immediate support for all aspects of their private aircraft.
Hawaiian Airlines’ first A330 aircraft – received during a delivery ceremony yesterday at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France – will begin service on this U.S. Pacific-based carrier’s Honolulu-Los Angeles route in early June.
Airbus’ commitment to minimise the environmental impact of commercial jetliners throughout their life cycle is reinforced at Tarmac Aerosave, a new affiliate company that dismantles retired aircraft using eco-friendly methods.
A new production line process developed in partnership with Airbus is being tested at the company's Composite Technology Centre in Stade, Germany for use in Airbus jetliners.
The A330-200F has achieved a key certification milestone, paving the way for first delivery of Airbus’ all-new cargo aircraft to launch operator Etihad Crystal Cargo this summer.
The first of six A320 aircraft to join the AirPhil Express fleet this year is now in operation, bringing a combination of high comfort and reduced operating costs to this low-fare affiliate of Philippine Airlines.
Airbus' 21st century flagship jetliner is one step closer to service entry in China with a successful operational evaluation by the country’s civil aviation administration.
Responding to the growing market for performance-based navigation technology in China - where one-fourth of airports present challenging operational conditions - Airbus subsidiary QuoVadis has opened a new facility in Beijing.
The German national airline's initial A380 - which will enter service later this year on routes to Asia and North America - has been painted in Hamburg using Airbus' modern and eco-efficient methods.
As part of its commitment to reduce air transport’s impact on the environment, Airbus is minimising its carbon footprint and conserving energy with eco-efficient new techniques at production sites in France and Germany.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre selects new maintenance information system for its VIP Pass services package
The AMOS fully-integrated maintenance information system has been chosen by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre for its innovative VIP Pass Airworthiness Engineering Service.
Delivery of the third VVIP cabin outfitted by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre marks a milestone for this Toulouse, France-based specialist in cabin completion and associated services.
Continuing its worldwide tour as part of the International Year of Biodiversity, the “See the bigger picture” photo exhibition will be on display near the Olympic Village in Vancouver, Canada through 21 March.
Airbus' 21st century flagship jetliner made its inaugural visit to Switzerland this month in preparation for Singapore Airlines' new A380 service to Zurich, which launches in March.
Airbus is joining Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Qatar Petroleum in a new collaborative programme to develop alternative fuels for commercial aviation.
Marking another step on its alternative fuels roadmap, Airbus will collaborate with Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park and Qatar Petroleum in the development of second generation bio-fuels for aviation.
Airbus’ active involvement in the United Nations’ year-long environmental campaign will include a touring display of winning images from the “See the bigger picture” photo contest, as well as other activities that aim to raise awareness about the importance of Earth’s biodiversity.