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Airbus’ A350-1000 shows off its cold weather capabilities under the Northern Lights

2 March 2017 News in brief

The latest member of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB widebody family has undergone rigorous ground and flight tests in the extreme operating conditions of Iqaluit, Canada – which provided a picturesque backdrop accentuated by the Northern Lights. 

 

Iqaluit, a Canadian territory with a polar climate ...

Air Caraïbes takes delivery of its first A350-900, opening up a new era in air transport to the French Caribbean

28 February 2017 Press Release

With this latest delivery, Air Caraïbes becomes the first French airline to operate the A350 XWB. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on 28 February. It will take off at 14:00 heading for Paris Orly Sud before embarking on ...

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...

A ground-based workout for the A350-1000’s passenger cabin

20 February 2017 Feature story

As Airbus’ longest-fuselage A350 XWB version – the A350-1000 – continues to be put through its paces during flight trials, the jetliner’s cabin has undergone ground-based testing to validate the operation of systems for the comfort and well-being of passengers. 

A cabin simulator in Hamburg, G...

Shaking things up: Airbus speeds up ground vibration testing for the A350-1000

13 February 2017 Feature story

An optimised method for the ground vibration testing of Airbus jetliners has reduced this validation phase for the A350 XWB’s stretched-fuselage A350-1000 version, and will now be used for the next new widebody aircraft: the A330neo (New Engine Option). 

Ground vibration testing is performed t...

Winglets: a tip-top solution for more efficient aircraft

3 February 2017 Feature story

When the first A330neo (New Engine Option) jetliner takes to the skies this year, it will mark the latest use of Airbus’ Sharklets™ – those graceful-looking upturned wingtip extensions that save fuel by reducing drag while also lowering noise emissions by improving take-off performance. 

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Ten years of “building great things together” in Mobile, Alabama

1 February 2017 Feature story

The Airbus Engineering Center in Mobile, Alabama has celebrated 10 years of operation since its January 2007 opening, a commitment that expanded Airbus’ U.S. footprint and served as a precursor to construction of the nearby A320 Family jetliner final assembly line – the company’s first production si...

Teamwork: Keeping Airbus’ jetliner production and deliveries on schedule

20 January 2017 Feature story

Airbus relies on a full range of skills to meet its production and delivery schedules, backed by dedicated teams that work behind the scenes. One of these is the Final Assembly Line Support BLXS team at Airbus’ Toulouse, France location – the company’s main industrial site where jetliners from the A...

A350 XWB: six million passengers flown… and counting

17 January 2017 Feature story

Just two years after the A350 XWB’s commercial service entry, over six million passengers already have enjoyed the unique flying experience and well-being provided by Airbus’ latest-generation widebody jetliner – which is shaping the future of long-haul airline operations. 

The 62 A350 XWBs in...

A strong performance in 2016 positions Airbus Commercial Aircraft for the future

11 January 2017 Headline news

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company ...

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