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Design decision: Airbus employees put a smile on the BelugaXL’s “face”

25 April 2017 Feature story

Smile, it’s often said, and the world smiles with you. If true, the world will soon find itself grinning ear to ear, but it still won’t match the BelugaXL’s supersized expression of joy. 

With the first of five next-generation oversize cargo airlifters slated to enter service in 2019, Airbus a...

Officially licensed: projecting Airbus’ brand and image in the computer simulation market

24 April 2017 Feature story

Airbus is taking steps to work more closely with the computer gaming industry, encouraging the development of flight entertainment simulations, games, apps and add-ons while ensuring best use of the Airbus brand and image.

When this relationship results in authorised use, developers and flight simu...

BelugaXL hits the road

12 April 2017 Press Release

First large sections road convoy reaches final assembly hangar in Toulouse

Airbus launches new subsidiary: Airbus Interiors Services

4 April 2017 Press Release

Dedicated to supporting airlines with their cabin upgrade development strategies;

Scope covers the entire Airbus family;

Delivering Airbus standards and innovative products with improved agility.

Airbus in Hamburg extends Customer Definition Centre (CDC)

3 April 2017 Press Release

New ways of cabin definition for A320 and A330 customers

New manufacturing solutions take shape with 3D printing

28 March 2017 Feature story

The advantages of 3D printing – also known as additive layer manufacturing – are being applied to the A330neo (New Engine Option) jetliner and BelugaXL airlifter, enabling fast reaction that saves both time and money. 

A prototype air nozzle was 3D printed for the A330neo passenger cabin’s cli...

Airbus sees the future through the vision of “smart glasses”

24 March 2017 Feature story

The use of “smart glasses” in an innovative application of 3D technology developed in a teaming of Airbus and Accenture has enabled greater efficiency and time savings during the outfitting of Airbus aircraft, and is being extended to flight test equipment installation on A330neo (New Engine Option)...

Iran Air receives its first A330-200 as fleet upgrade continues

10 March 2017 Press Release

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new A330-200.

The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a firm order placed by the national carrier of Iran in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54 wide-body jets) to...

The innovative Airspace cabin takes a step closer for the A330neo

8 March 2017 Feature story

The Airspace by Airbus cabin – which offers a more relaxing and functional environment for passengers while optimising the use of cabin space for airlines – remains on track for its introduction on the A330neo jetliner version. 

Inspired by the new family of Airbus cabins introduced on the A35...

Aircraft lifecycle from design to operations

27 February 2017 Feature story

When the A350-1000 and A330neo (new engine option) enter service as Airbus’ latest jetliner family members, these aircraft will have completed a comprehensive process called the development lifecycle. 

The lifecycle’s guiding principle is to provide “key deliverables” at each milestone – which...

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