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Airbus at the Aviation & Environment Summit 2006

2 May 2006 Feature story

Participating in the 2006 Aviation & Environmental Summit, Airbus underscored its commitment to environmental care and the harmonising of aviation sector efforts in this area. Airbus executives attending the annual gathering - held April 25-26 in Geneva, Switzerland - underscored the company's...

Airbus names its new delivery centre after Henri Ziegler

11 April 2006 Feature story

Airbus' new Toulouse, France delivery centre was officially named after one of the company's founding fathers, Henri Ziegler, during a ceremony on April 10. Ziegler supported and helped launch the A300B  which led to the successful debut of Airbus  while acting as the organisa...

The Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project receives an A300 for experimentation

16 March 2006 Feature story

The arrival of an A300-B2 at Tarbes airport in southwest France marked an important milestone in the Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project. This A300, which reached the end of its operational life, will be used to validate environmentally-responsible techniques for the decommissioning and recycling o...

The Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project receives an A300 for experimentation

2 March 2006 Feature story

The arrival of an A300-B2 at Tarbes airport in southwest France marked an important milestone in the Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project. This A300, which reached the end of its operational life, will be used to validate environmentally-responsible techniques for the decommissioning and recycling o...

Cable harness manufacturing - saving money and time on long cables

2 February 2006 Feature story

Airbus engineers have merged technological innovation and efficiency in the development of an electronic jigboard - a cable harness manufacturing device that makes the cable positioning process more flexible. Along with meeting the demand for custom products ready on short notice, the e-jigboard off...

Airbus develops new fuel testing facility at Filton, U.K.

31 January 2006 Feature story

Airbus' new Filton, U.K fuel systems test facility will become a vital catalyst for engineers studying improvements in fuel modeling and researching emerging technologies. Initial operations include fuel testing on A380 wing tanks and work on the A400M and A350 aircraft.

Moving assembly line speeds up single-aisle production

7 December 2005 Feature story

Airbus has adopted a new moving line concept for the assembly of its A320 Family in Hamburg. The moving line will cut assembly time by 40 per cent and help ramp-up production to 30 aircraft per month.

Growing e-catalogue to help airlines with upgrades

6 December 2005 Feature story

Airbus' growing and successful electronic catalogue is expected to provide around 120 products on the Airbus World secured portal, all while offering customers the ability to order parts, purchase cabin upgrades and see their information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New orders and commitments announced for the Airbus family of corporate and executive jets

17 November 2005 Feature story

The National Business Aviation Association's annual meeting and convention in Florida provided the setting for Airbus to highlight its continuing sales success with the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) family, which has logged 11 new orders plus four commitments so far this year.

Airbus confirms MRO Network success with second meeting

17 November 2005 Feature story

The Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Network met for a second time in late October to discuss new initiatives for future cooperation in Airbus services and to validate the Network's role as an enabling tool to deliver new and enhanced services to Airbus customers.

Airbus looks to expand the sales of its Airbus Corporate Jetliner family in the United States

11 November 2005 Feature story

The Airbus strategy to expand its executive jet/VIP market presence in North America has moved forward with the first U.S. order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner.

Lufthansa Technik unveils cabin interior concepts for the VIP A380

11 November 2005 Feature story

Lufthansa Technik has signed a preliminary agreement with Airbus for cooperation on A380 VIP cabin completion projects, and unveiled its latest interior concepts for this 21st century flagship jetliner.

Switzerland's Comlux AG acquires two versions of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner family

9 November 2005 Feature story

Airbus has launched the newest member of its Airbus Corporate Jetliner family - the A318 Elite - which has been ordered by Swiss charter company Comlux AG for deliveries beginning in early 2007.

China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of the 100th Airbus aircraft

28 October 2005 Feature story

China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of its 100th Airbus aircraft in a ceremony at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport October 27, making it the first carrier in the Asia-Pacific region to operate more than 100 Airbus aircraft.

New Airbus engineering centre in the U.S. will perform design work on the A350

28 October 2005 Feature story

Airbus' second new engineering centre  which will open in early 2007 at Mobile, Alabama - will perform design work on interior furnishings for the all-new A350.

Airbus A380 cabin mock-up on display at Seoul Airshow

18 October 2005 Feature story

A full-scale A380 cabin mock-up at the Seoul Airshow offers the first opportunity in Asia for industry executives and the general public to see this aircraft's spacious passenger cabin.

Airbus donates simulator to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

14 October 2005 Feature story

Airbus strengthens its ties with academia by donating an A320 fixed base simulator for advanced flight deck education.

ANZ completes successful high-accuracy RNP operations demonstartion flight at Queenstown airport

14 October 2005 Feature story

Air New Zealand plans to introduce RNP (required navigation performance) approaches for their A320s, which will further improve landing operations in poor weather.

Airbus launches improved CDIS services

30 September 2005 Feature story

An improved online tool available from Airbus allows customers to easily follow the customization, assembly and delivery of their aircraft.

Bringing the Asian Games to the skies

8 September 2005 Feature story

Qatar Airways, official airline of the 2006 Asian Games, receives the first of seven new A330-300s painted with images inspired by two of the Games' 39 sports.

Alitalia is latest FANS B operator

6 September 2005 Feature story

Alitalia has adopted the Future Air Navigation System B (FANS B) to improve the level of communication between its Airbus A321s and air traffic controllers.

Wind tunnel tests refine A350 wing design

2 September 2005 Feature story

Wings for the new A350 long-range aircraft are undergoing wind tunnel testing in the U.K., Germany and France to validate and refine their design.

New virtual training tools for Airbus training

5 August 2005 Feature story

Two new Airbus virtual training tools have been approved by France's DGAC aviation authority for use in courses taken by aircraft maintenance technicians.

Airbus' "Upgrade services" help operators reduce costs

5 August 2005 Feature story

“Upgrade Services” help Airbus operators reduce the operating costs of their in-service aircraft while improving their reliability and flexibility with customised upgrades across the whole Airbus fleet. Leading airlines and leasing companies are using Airbus' upgrade services to help ...

Xi'an Aircraft Company delivers first A320 wing part

4 August 2005 Feature story

His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, praising the company and its workers as models of Europe's capability to be a world leader in aviation and technology.

Duke of York praises Airbus' success

4 August 2005 Feature story


Duke of York praises Airbus' success

Airbus inaugurates engineering centre In Beijing, China

4 August 2005 Feature story

Airbus' newly-opened Engineering Centre in Beijing will perform work that includes an important share in the A350 airliner programme.

A320 operator base continues to expand rapidly

4 August 2005 Feature story

Chinese low-cost carrier United Eagle has become the latest operator of A320 Family aircraft, joining nine other carriers that have been added to the ranks in 2005.

40 million hour milestone reached by the A320 Family

12 July 2005 Feature story

The popular A320 Family has accumulated a combined total of 40 million flight hours, making it the first Airbus airliner family to attain this milestone.

China to become world's second largest aviation market

12 July 2005 Feature story

Rapid growth of the Chinese aviation market is expected to generate the need for some 200 large aircraft over the next 20 years, according to Airbus market forecasts.

Airbus awarded Most Valuable Brand in China by Fortune China magazine

12 July 2005 Feature story

A survey published in the June issue of Fortuna China  the Chinese edition of America's Fortune magazine  has ranked Airbus ahead of its competitor as a top brand in 2005, based on indicators that include product quality, market share and company influence in the market.

 

 

New U.S. engineering centre to support Airbus widebody aircraft programmes

29 June 2005 Feature story

The creation of a new engineering centre in the U.S. state of Alabama will support the development of civil and military Airbus widebody aircraft.

A380 flight simulator inaugurated in Toulouse

27 May 2005 Feature story

The first of two new A380 simulators is now installed at the Airbus Training Centre in Toulouse. The new simulators will benefit from an enhanced visual system and an incorporated flight analysis system.

The A380: The future of flying

26 May 2005 Feature story

The 555-seat A380, revealed to the public at a ceremony in January and due to enter service in 2006, is the most advanced, spacious and efficient airliner yet produced. Launched in December 2000, the aircraft which Airbus sees as the “flagship of the 21st century” was designed in close col...

Ground proximity warning system inventor Don Bateman is inducted in to the Hall of Fame

18 May 2005 Feature story

The man who devised the technology which gives pilots of Airbus aircraft vital early warning of close terrain ahead has been officially recognised as one of the world's great inventors.

Don Bateman is credited with saving countless lives with his ground proximity warning system and its l...

Airbus Human Factors Award presented to Christopher Wickens

18 May 2005 Feature story

Christopher Wickens, a retired psychology professor and head of the Aviation Research laboratory at the University of Illinois, USA, received this year’s Flight Safety Foundation/Airbus Human Factors Award for his groundbreaking research in human factors in aviation. The award was given by John La...

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF AIR SAFETY

23 March 2005 Feature story

Interview with Dr. David Warren, inventor of the Black Box

The A300B4: 30 years of service and still improving

3 March 2005 Feature story

Airbus and General Electric have completed a noise reduction programme launched two years ago to meet new demands in noise sensitive regions. The programme concerned more particularly the A300B4 powered by General Electric's CF6-50 engines and was performed in cooperation with Airbus customers....

The Airbus Website attracted a record number of visitors for the A380 unveiling

3 March 2005 Feature story

The month of January drew more than 1.65 million visitors to www.airbus.com as a global audience came to Airbus' corporate website for its unveiling of the 555-seat A380.

 

McLeod named President of Sales for Airbus North America

3 March 2005 Feature story

Airbus and Gamesa Aeronáutica have signed an Agreement of Intent at the Airbus plant in Getafe (Madrid), establishing a framework for performance and participation in the new Airbus A350 programme, which was commercially launched last December. The agreement also allows for the joint planning o...

Gamesa signs an agreement of intent to participate in the A350

3 March 2005 Feature story


Gamesa signs an agreement of intent to participate in the A350

Airbus delivers 800th widebody aircraft to Air Hong Kong

3 March 2005 Feature story

All-freighter carrier Air Hong Kong has taken delivery of an A300-600F General Freighter aircraft  the 800th widebody aircraft to roll off the production line and the fifth to be delivered to the airline.

 

The A319 excels in operations from high-altitude airports

21 February 2005 Feature story

The A319 demonstrates superior performance capabilities in challenging high-altitude airport conditions

All-business transatlantic flights and corporate shuttle service are part of the A319's daily operations

21 February 2005 Feature story

All-business transatlantic service and corporate shuttle operations are all in a day's work for the A320 Family

Final assembly of the A380 picks up speed at Toulouse, France

21 February 2005 Feature story

The assembly of Airbus' new A380 at Toulouse, France is building up to the rate of four aircraft per month

Cabin flexibility

23 December 2004 Feature story

The A320 cabin allows airlines to choose the seating configurations that best match their requirements

Worldwide presence

23 December 2004 Feature story

As the best-selling single-aisle aircraft ever, the A320 Family is operated by airlines around the world

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