A series of A321 demonstration flights into Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport have revealed positive results for the MINT (Minimum CO2 in Terminal Manoeuvring Area) project, which aims to improve air transport’s eco-efficiency through better air traffic management.
MINT flights demonstrate fuel savings of 165 kg - leading to more than 500 kg reduction in CO2 emissions per landing
The latest Airbus innovation in wing aerodynamic enhancements, called Sharklets, are to result in reduced fuel burn and carbon emissions for Airbus’ benchmark A320 Family.
The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre has expanded its range of products with development of a new A320 VIP kit, which will enable the dual-role capability to transport VIPs or passengers.
A key element in the company's evolving relationship with suppliers, Airbus' new "Extended Enterprise" approach will lead to more efficient development and production for the A350 XWB and future aircraft.
Energy Days at Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany site promoted the responsible use of electrical power with simple suggestions, new ideas and unique devices.
Paris-to-New York service with Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner will be inaugurated later this month by Air France, which received its initial A380 on October 30.
Tailored services package for Airbus Corporate Jet operators is created by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
Building on its reputation as the specialist in Airbus Corporate Jet cabin completions, the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre is offering an innovative new services package designed for ACJ customers.
More than 600 delegates gathered at the Airbus-sponsored Algae Biomass Summit in the United States to explore the potential of algae – a promising base material for the manufacture of eco-friendly bio-fuels.
Airbus' A330-200F was highlighted at this year's Cargo Facts symposium as the modern, efficient, and eco-friendly solution for air freight as the market recovers from the recession.
As the demand for maintenance mechanics and other aviation personnel grows in China, the Airbus/CASC Hua-Ou Aviation Training Centre joint venture is responding with online programmes and English language instruction.
Airbus Military North America’s new 30,000 square-foot facility at the Mobile Regional Airport will improve support for the C-212 and CN-235 tactical multi-mission aircraft..
The "demo box 2" wing demonstrator - which is more than 60 per cent of the actual A350 XWB wing's final size - is helping validate the manufacturing methods for Airbus' next-generation jetliner.
Making its mark with contributions to new aircraft development, Airbus' state-of-the-art engineering centre in Moscow is demonstrating the benefits of the company's globalisation strategy.
Airbus' Chinese Final Assembly Line remains on track to hand over 11 A320 Family aircraft to customers this year as the Tianjin facility marks its first delivery of two aircraft in a single month.
Air France will inaugurate A380 flights between Paris and New York in November, marking the jetliner’s first scheduled transatlantic service between Europe and the U.S.
After 21 years of operations, the final A300 has been phased out of service with American Airlines. The carrier acquired 35 aircraft for flights to the Caribbean and Central/South America.
The final A300 in American Airlines' fleet has been phased out, completing 21 years of service on routes from the U.S. t the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
Brazilian flag carrier TAM has taken delivery of the 4,000th A320 Family aircraft – an A319 – at the final assembly facility in Hamburg, Germany.
The A380 wrapped up its AirVenture air show appearance with an aerial salute to the hundreds of thousands of attendees who provided an overwhelmingly enthusiastic welcome to Airbus’ 21st century jetliner during its visit to the world’s greatest aviation celebration.
The A380 wrapped up its AirVenture air show appearance with an aerial salute to the hundreds of thousands of attendees who provided an overwhelmingly enthusiastic welcome to Airbus’ 21st century jetliner during its visit to “the world’s greatest aviation celebration.”
U.S. suppliers will continue to play a vital supporting role in Airbus' jetliner production as the company manages its output in today's challenging market conditions and prepares for the global recovery that is to follow.
Airbus signs five-year support package with Czech Air Force to support Presidential and VIP aircraft
The Czech Air Force's A319CJ fleet will be backed by a five year Flight Hour Services-Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) agreement that provides full component and engineering support, along with engine care, trend monitoring and heavy maintenance.
The worldwide network of A380 scheduled routes was expanded with Emirates' 1 June deployment of the 21st century Airbus flagship aircraft on service to Bangkok, Thailand and Toronto, Canada.
An action plan to improve the installation of A380 electrical wiring harness brackets - which can number as many as 60,000-80,000 per aircraft - will provide significant production improvements for the 21st century Airbus flagship jetliner.
Optimisation of scheduled maintenance programme intervals for A330/A340 Family jetliners has resulted in improvements in maintenance costs for these Airbus aircraft, which also contributes to their efficiency.
This year's Women in Aviation International (WAI) conference in Atlanta, Georgia provided Airbus the opportunity to honour two aviation students with $5,000 Airbus Leadership grants and award A320 type rating scholarships to two female pilots.
The contributions of Airbus toward improving aviation industry eco-efficiency is being highlighted at the Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.
The theme of "aviation pioneering and innovative spirit" has been selected as the Airbus Corporate Foundation's focal point in supporting company employees' efforts that bring aviation closer to the hearts and minds of youngsters in their local communities.
In response to the aviation market's current challenges, Airbus is taking a proactive approach that includes strategies to manage its aircraft deliveries and responses to airlines' evolving financing needs.
Reflecting its commitment to support the development of Vietnam's aerospace industry, Airbus is joining forces with Vietnam Airlines - as well as various national companies and France's ESMA Aviation Academy - to assist the development of pilot training in the country.
The initial wingset for the UK Royal Air Force's fleet of A330-based Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) has been built by Airbus at its Broughton, England facility. Once outfitted with their control surfaces in Germany, the wings will be sent to the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse, ...
Airbus' latest generation mid-size freighter aircraft, the A330-200F, was showcased as a capable, flexible and economical air cargo solution at the International Air Transport Association's World Cargo Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand.
A consolidation of providers and services in the transportation and logistics sectors should yield significant improvements in Airbus productivity. As part of this effort, a streamlined network of six major hubs will be established in Europe.
The development of P2F (passenger-to-freighter) versions of Airbus' A320 and A321 is progressing under the management of a multi-national joint venture, with the first aircraft's conversion process targeted for 2011.
The City of Hamburg roll-on/roll-off vessel has entered service for the transportation of A380 fuselage sections and wings. It expands the support capabilities for Airbus' A380 production network, and will be joined by another ship later this year.
The A380 will become a familiar site in South Korea starting later this year when Emirates introduces service from its home base of Dubai to Seoul. These flights are timed to coincide with 2010's Visit Korea Year activities.
A series of four Japanese newspaper advertisements provided first-hand endorsements of the A380 by executives who have flown aboard the 21st century Airbus flagship aircraft.
Initial flight evaluations with the TP400 engine for Airbus Military's A400M multi-role military airlifter are now underway on a test-bed aircraft.
Round 2 of the Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" challenge will begin on 1 January, with the 86 selected student teams working on proposals that offer potential new eco-efficient ideas for the aviation industry.
BTV technology provides optimised landing braking efficiency and runway turn-around time, thereby improving the traffic flow at airports. It will enter service in 2009 on the first Air France A380.
An industry team with Airbus' involvement will support the development phase of a large-scale project to reorganise the European air traffic control system by 2020.
Speaking at the 10th Nikkei Global Management Forum in Japan, Airbus' top executive said the company's focus continues to be creating the world's best aircraft and remaining a top supplier to the global air transport industry.
A research project between Airbus' Nantes site, Forest-Liné and Coriolis has developed new machinery to produce complex aircraft structures in composite material.
Airbus' new final assembly line in Tianjin, China marked a major milestone this summer with the arrival of its first aircraft sections.
Fuselage sections and other parts for the new A330-200F freighter aircraft are now taking shape throughout Airbus' production network.
Wind tunnel testing for the new A350 XWB is generating gigabytes of data each week as this new Airbus jetliner continues its development.
Airbus has delivered Singapore Airlines' fifth A380, which will allow the operator to replace more of its B747-400 flights on the Singapore-London route and create the first commercial A380 services to Beijing, China as passenger traffic increases leading up to the Olympic Games.
According to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast, the German airliner and freighter fleet is expected to grow from over 500 aircraft in operation in 2006 to more than 1,100 by 2026. This growth represents a need for some 900 new commercial transports at a market value of US$109 billion.
Airbus predicts that the Chinese Mainland will need approximately 2,800 new passenger aircraft over the 20-year period covered by the company's latest Global Market Forecast - including 190 very large aircraft, such as the A380.
Airbus foresees a sustained demand for new passenger aircraft in the Nordic countries during the next two decades
Growing aviation mobility demand and the need more for eco-efficient aircraft will drive the Nordic countries toward the acquisition of 436 new passenger aircraft in the coming 20 years, according to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast.