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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.

Airbus corporate jets now available for charter with ten operators

Airbus corporate jets now available for charter with ten operators
19 October 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus bees contribute to the environment

Airbus bees contribute to the environment
14 October 2010 Feature story

Six beehives with 360,000 bees located around Finkenwerder airfield at Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany plant are supplying important data on the environment.

Paving the way for on-board mobile phones

Paving the way for on-board mobile phones
8 October 2010 Feature story

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.

Simpler, faster flight testing with Airbus’ GENETI platform

Simpler, faster flight testing with Airbus’ GENETI platform
29 September 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus in Spain begins production of A350 XWB components

Airbus in Spain begins production of A350 XWB components
24 September 2010 Feature story

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.

Eco-efficiency takes centre stage at World Economic Forum meeting

Eco-efficiency takes centre stage at World Economic Forum meeting
17 September 2010 Feature story

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.

Flight trials begin to help optimise A350 XWB cabin sound insulation

Flight trials begin to help optimise A350 XWB cabin sound insulation
14 September 2010 Feature story

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.

A revolution in the cabin

A revolution in the cabin
1 September 2010 Feature story

Airbus' Digital Cabin Logbook is a new-generation solution that reduces operating costs, simplifies workloads and enhances maintenance efficiency.

Aegean Airlines prepares for data link services rules in Europe

Aegean Airlines prepares for data link services rules in Europe
18 August 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus' innovative OnAir subsidiary draws high praise for creativity

Airbus' innovative OnAir subsidiary draws high praise for creativity
3 August 2010 Feature story

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 strengthens its order book and expands the customer base in the Americas

Airbus strengthens its order book and expands the customer base in the Americas
28 July 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers VIP conversion kit for a multi-mission A320

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers VIP conversion kit for a multi-mission A320
9 July 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus' road to eco-efficiency

Airbus' road to eco-efficiency
7 July 2010 Feature story

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.

The world’s third highest airport opens with milestone Airbus A319 flight

The world’s third highest airport opens with milestone Airbus A319 flight
7 July 2010 Feature story

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.

Market-leading conversion kit installed by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre

Market-leading conversion kit installed by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
6 July 2010 Feature story

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.

New cockpit mock-up underscores the A350 XWB’s advanced development

New cockpit mock-up underscores the A350 XWB’s advanced development
25 June 2010 Feature story

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.

Change is in the AIRE

Change is in the AIRE
22 June 2010 Feature story

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.

An Airbus-led European consortium helps define the shape of aircraft to come

An Airbus-led European consortium helps define the shape of aircraft to come
21 June 2010 Feature story

A five-year research programme on new aircraft concepts has made important progress on several promising future technologies.

A world's first: onboard mobile and Wi-Fi with Oman Air's A330

A world's first: onboard mobile and Wi-Fi with Oman Air's A330
17 June 2010 Feature story

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.

Initial testing is completed with the “Taxibot” tractor for airport aircraft movements

Initial testing is completed with the “Taxibot” tractor for airport aircraft movements
16 June 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus sharpens its focus on making air transportation more eco-efficient

Airbus sharpens its focus on making air transportation more eco-efficient
4 June 2010 Feature story

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.

Constructing a better future with eco-efficient buildings

Constructing a better future with eco-efficient buildings
25 May 2010 Feature story

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."

Airbus Bio-Index survey shows more can be done to educate U.S. children about nature

Airbus Bio-Index survey shows more can be done to educate U.S. children about nature
19 May 2010 Feature story

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.

A350 XWB harness installation to benefit from 3-D technology

A350 XWB harness installation to benefit from 3-D technology
13 May 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus team develops environmentally-friendly composites process

Airbus team develops environmentally-friendly composites process
4 May 2010 Feature story

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.

New A320 Family flight simulators to enhance Airbus’ Miami training centre

New A320 Family flight simulators to enhance Airbus’ Miami training centre
3 May 2010 Feature story

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.

“ACJ Exclusive” offers Airbus Corporate Jet service at the touch of a button

“ACJ Exclusive” offers Airbus Corporate Jet service at the touch of a button
3 May 2010 Feature story

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.

A new U.S. operator of Airbus jetliners: Hawaiian Airlines receives its first A330

A new U.S. operator of Airbus jetliners: Hawaiian Airlines receives its first A330
29 April 2010 Feature story

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’ Tarmac Aerosave affiliate using eco-efficient ways to manage retired aircraft

Airbus’ Tarmac Aerosave affiliate using eco-efficient ways to manage retired aircraft
23 April 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus' Composite Technology Centre benefits from award-winning innovation

Airbus' Composite Technology Centre benefits from award-winning innovation
22 April 2010 Feature story

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.

Certification clears the way for deliveries of Airbus’ new-generation A330-200F freighter

Certification clears the way for deliveries of Airbus’ new-generation A330-200F freighter
13 April 2010 Feature story

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.

AirPhil Express becomes a new A320 operator

AirPhil Express becomes a new A320 operator
7 April 2010 Feature story

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.

The A380 achieves key milestone with China's civil aviation authority

The A380 achieves key milestone with China's civil aviation authority
26 March 2010 Feature story

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.

Airbus subsidiary QuoVadis inaugurates sales and support office in China

Airbus subsidiary QuoVadis inaugurates sales and support office in China
23 March 2010 Feature story

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.

Lufthansa's first A380 is one step closer to delivery

Lufthansa's first A380 is one step closer to delivery
15 March 2010 Feature story

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.

Promoting greener thinking in heat and power generation

Promoting greener thinking in heat and power generation
8 March 2010 Feature story

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

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre selects new maintenance information system for its VIP Pass services package
3 March 2010 Feature story

The AMOS fully-integrated maintenance information system has been chosen by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre for its innovative VIP Pass Airworthiness Engineering Service.

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers three VVIP cabins in one year

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers three VVIP cabins in one year
24 February 2010 Feature story

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.

A golden moment for “See the bigger picture” in Vancouver

A golden moment for “See the bigger picture” in Vancouver
24 February 2010 Feature story

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.

First A380 customer's network to grow with Zurich service startup

First A380 customer's network to grow with Zurich service startup
27 January 2010 Feature story

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 partners with Qatar national entities for bio-fuels initiative

Airbus partners with Qatar national entities for bio-fuels initiative
21 January 2010 Feature story

Airbus is joining Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Qatar Petroleum in a new collaborative programme to develop alternative fuels for commercial aviation.

Airbus embarks on major environmental initiative with Qatar national entities

Airbus embarks on major environmental initiative with Qatar national entities
19 January 2010 Feature story

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.

International Year of Biodiversity kicks off with Airbus support

International Year of Biodiversity kicks off with Airbus support
15 January 2010 Feature story

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.

SPICE galley system shows potential to become the new standard

SPICE galley system shows potential to become the new standard
12 January 2010 Feature story

Airbus' innovative galley concept earned positive feedback from airline representatives during recent focus groups, underscoring the SPICE system's simplicity, efficiency and cost advantages.

China certifies the A380 for its future service entry in the country

7 January 2010 Feature story

The A380 has received a Validation of Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China, preparing the way for its future operation in this growing airline marketplace.

A330-200 flight delivers humanitarian aid to Colombia

A330-200 flight delivers humanitarian aid to Colombia
4 January 2010 Feature story

Seven tonnes of goodwill cargo arrived in South America last month thanks to the joint efforts of Airbus, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel and French charity Aviation Sans Frontières.

Preserving biodiversity is “natural” for Airbus

Preserving biodiversity is “natural” for Airbus
8 December 2009 Feature story

Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor discussed the company’s wide-ranging commitment to greener flight and a cleaner planet at last week’s “See the bigger picture” photo contest awards ceremony.

Winners of the “See the bigger picture” youth photo contest are honored in Washington, D.C.

Winners of the “See the bigger picture” youth photo contest are honored in Washington, D.C.
4 December 2009 Feature story

Two young U.S. photographers joined global winners of the Airbus-sponsored “See the bigger picture” biodiversity photo contest at a red-carpet reception in Washington, D.C.

First commercial A380 flights between U.S. and Europe begin with Air France

First commercial A380 flights between U.S. and Europe begin with Air France
30 November 2009 Feature story

Passengers can now fly between the United States and Europe aboard Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner with the inauguration of Air France’s new transatlantic service.

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