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Think ink: Airbus revolutionises how an airline’s livery is applied to jetliners

9 September 2014 Feature story

The application of complex, large-scale liveries on aircraft presents a considerable challenge – particularly as airlines develop increasingly artistic and complex ways to express their identities.

Aircraft and honey: Bees are playing a key role in “monitoring” Airbus’ environmental footprint

28 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ comprehensive families of market-leading widebody and single-aisle aircraft aren’t the company’s only products creating a “buzz.”

Ready to board: Airbus issues the latest edition of the “Shaping Efficiency” magazine

19 July 2014 Feature story

Step inside the all-new A350 XWB with Issue no. 6 of the “Shaping Efficiency” A350 XWB interactive magazine.

Airbus’ e-magazine – which has followed the A350 XWB widebody from development, to its maiden flight and test and certification campaign – spotlights this highly efficient...

Airbus’ record Farnborough Airshow sales pace continues…at the “Let’s Shop Airbus” boutique

18 July 2014 Feature story

During the Farnborough Airshow customers are eagerly lining up to buy, with Airbus aircraft literally flying off the shelves!

Airbus’ support for increasing the efficiency of in-service aircraft benefits both customers and the environment

18 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus is committed to helping its operators save fuel – and help their bottom line – with the eco-friendly operation of in-service aircraft, a key aspect of Airbus’ comprehensive environmental approach that addresses all aspects of the product lifecycle.

Airbus expands its global collaboration with a new U.S. manufacturing technology partnership

18 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ worldwide network of relationships with suppliers, partners, institutions and organizations has been further expanded with the company’s new membership in a U.S. industry/academic consortium dedicated to manufacturing breakthroughs and advances in applied research.

No place like home: Airbus’ 2014 Farnborough Airshow success highlights its major UK presence

18 July 2014 Feature story

A record-breaking Farnborough Airshow – with more than $75 billion worth of new orders and commitments at list prices – builds on the strong foundation of Airbus expertise in its home countries, including the UK.

Airbus directly employs more than 10,000 people in the UK, and with...

The A320neo: A recipe for success

17 July 2014 Feature story

The market confirmed the Airbus’ A320neo programme’s right “ingredients” with firm orders for more than 300 of these highly efficient single-aisle aircraft announced during this week’s 2014 Farnborough Airshow.

Industrial partnerships: Airbus selects Rolls-Royce and Aircelle for the A330neo’s engine propulsion system

17 July 2014 Feature story

In addition to Airbus’ busy Farnborough Airshow as a venue for high-profile announcements of the initial A330neo customers, this industry event also included the signing of industrial agreements with two key suppliers on this new engine option (NEO) version of the workhorse A330 jetliner family.

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Airbus’ bottom line benefits from the company’s sustainable manufacturing efforts

17 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus has made continuous progress toward its ambitious blue5 targets for manufacturing, highlighting the company’s efforts to increase profits and introduce eco-friendly techniques across production activities. 

The blue5 initiative seeks to reduce the environmental impact of Airbus’ manufac...

The airline within Airbus: Flying the A350 XWB to prepare for the jetliner’s service entry

16 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus is going the “Xtra” mile to ensure the A350 XWB’s successful service entry – developing its own “airline” – designated Airline 1 – to evaluate the A350 XWB in typical operating conditions.

Airbus’ A380 is welcomed around the world

16 July 2014 Feature story

With more than 60 million passengers carried since it commenced commercial operations, the A380 has proven itself as a true 21st century flagship for airlines across the globe.

Feels like home: The A380 has become a familiar sight in the UK

16 July 2014 Feature story

The A380 is “right at home” as a centre of attention at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow – underscoring the key role it plays in connecting city-pairs around the world, including a major international hub not far from the location of this biennial UK-based aerospace event.

For the long-haul: Airbus’ A380 is slated for a growing number of ultra-long range routes

16 July 2014 Feature story

Since its 2007 commercial service entry, the A380 has become a true globetrotter, serving key routes and high-value long-haul passengers at the world’s busiest international airports.

The Xtra that makes a difference: Airbus’ busy flight test campaign for the A350 XWB’s service entry this year

16 July 2014 Feature story

Much can happen in a year. Just look at Airbus’ A350 XWB flight test and certification programme as proof.

Airbus sees sustained demand for its popular single-aisle product line at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow

15 July 2014 Feature story

The latest wave of orders and commitments for Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family of jetliners underscores the continued market demand for both its CEO (current engine option) and NEO (new engine options), while also confirming the trend toward higher-capacity jetliner versions in meeting worldwide tra...

In their own words: Airbus customers enthusiastically endorse the A330neo

15 July 2014 Feature story

As the first customers announce their commitments for Airbus’ A330neo (new engine option), their views expressed at press conferences during the Farnborough Airshow underscore the market response to this newly-launched jetliner:

Eco-design: Airbus is designing with the environment in mind

15 July 2014 Feature story

With Airbus’ environmental policy, the company’s philosophy literally starts at the beginning.

Airbus opens its Farnborough Airshow exhibit to the world… virtually

15 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus is inviting people from around the globe to the Farnborough Airshow – with a unique interactive feature that provides 360 deg. virtual tours of the display area.

Offering a “walkaround” online visits to the exhibit area inside Airbus Group’s Farnborough Airshow pavilion and outdoor aircraft ...

Airbus and the environment: A strategy that adds up

14 July 2014 Feature story

Airbus is showing its environmental perfomance at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, with technology innovations benefitting both the environment and the company’s bottom line.

As a leading aircraft manufacturer, Airbus’ takes a comprehensive approach to the eco-efficiency of the company’s...

Airbus sets the widebody standard with its A330, A350 XWB and A380 jetliners

14 July 2014 Feature story

Widebody excellence is a fundamental part of Airbus’ DNA, tracing its roots to the company’s origins and providing the most modern and comprehensive product line, consisting of its A330, A350 XWB and A380 families. 

These jetliners are designed to serve all higher-capacity markets worldwide, a...

Airbus’ “stars” arrive for the 2014 Farnborough Airshow

13 July 2014 Feature story

High-profile “guests” are already lining up for the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, with the arrival of Airbus’ modern, efficient jetliners that will take centre stage at the biennial aerospace industry event this week near London. 

The company’s presence is headlined by members of the...

Airbus offers added seating capacity for the A320 Family while retaining modern comfort standards

3 July 2014 Feature story

New flexible seating configurations for A320 Family aircraft will further enhance the single-aisle jetliner product line’s high levels of operating economics while maintaining Airbus’ spacious modern comfort standard for passengers.

A partnership for smarter aviation: Europe’s SESAR Joint Undertaking extended

20 June 2014 Feature story

A key European collaboration that brings together Airbus with fellow industry leaders, Europe’s EUROCONTROL air navigation safety organisation, the European Commission and other key stakeholders is ready to expand its horizons.

Delivering flexibility: Airbus’ new Beluga loading hangars will significantly enhance the company’s transport network

17 June 2014 Feature story

Airbus is increasing capacity across its transport network with six new loading hangars dedicated to the company’s five Beluga aircraft – which are the world’s largest cargo carriers, developed to carry complete aircraft sections from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly li...

Airbus partners with Lamda Guard to evaluate an innovative laser strike protection

13 June 2014 Feature story

A breakthrough technology that could protect pilots from potentially hazardous laser sources will be evaluated by Airbus through an agreement signed with Canadian-based Lamda Guard.

New lightweight panels for “stealthy” buildings are validated for use at airports worldwide

13 June 2014 Feature story

Airbus has unveiled a new, lightweight thin-panel version of the “stealthy” panel technology that enables buildings to be constructed nearer to runways, opening development opportunities on land at airports that has remained vacant due to potential interference with signals from instrument landing s...

The A350 XWB receives high marks from passengers during its Early Long Flight evaluations

4 June 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB made a strong first impression with “passengers” during two successful Early Long Flights this week, which both took off and landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France.

Airbus’ Beluga and the French Air Force aerobatic demo team join up for a milestone formation flight

2 June 2014 Feature story

An Airbus Beluga transporter aircraft took to the skies above Toulouse, France for a memorable formation flight with the French Air Force’s famed “Patrouille de France” aerobatic demonstration team.

Now boarding: The A350 XWB takes off on its first passenger flight as part of ongoing evaluations

2 June 2014 Feature story

As preparations continue for the A350 XWB’s first delivery later in 2014, Airbus is ensuring this next-generation widebody jetliner provides an unmatched cabin experience with the initial flight test carrying a full passenger load – which commenced today from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France.

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The A350 XWB goes “hot and cold” during climatic testing in Florida

27 May 2014 Feature story

The first-ever testing of an Airbus aircraft at the U.S. Air Force’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory subjected the A350 XWB and its various systems and cabin installations to a full range of conditions for further maturity and operability verifications prior to this new jetliner’s delivery start-up lat...

Making the connection: The A380 reinforces Asiana Airlines’ position on long-haul and regional routes

26 May 2014 Feature story

Asiana Airlines – which today received its initial Airbus A380 – is ready to become the latest worldwide operator to “own the sky” with this highly efficient aircraft.

As the first of six 21st century Airbus flagship jetliners Asiana Airlines has ordered, the A380 will provide key capacity, premium...

A strong partnership: Asiana Airlines and Airbus take a major step together with the A380

26 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus and Asiana Airlines are marking the next chapter in their nearly two-decade relationship with today’s delivery of the South Korea-based carrier’s first double-deck A380 jetliner.

“This is a very historic moment for Asiana Airlines, which is an important customer for Airbus’ entire modern pro...

55 million passengers and counting: Airbus’ A380 proves its worldwide appeal

26 May 2014 Feature story

The initial A380 delivery to Asiana Airlines – which becomes the 11th worldwide operator – once again highlights the continued popularity of Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner with both airlines and passengers alike. 

Taking off or landing every five minutes on averag...

A major presence: Asiana Airlines’ initial A380 underscores the jetliner’s key role in the Asia-Pacific region

23 May 2014 Feature story

With its unrivalled capabilities, the double-deck A380 jetliner has become a true star in Asia-Pacific, underscored once again with today’s delivery of South Korea-based Asiana Airlines’ first A380 aircraft.

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True colours: Asiana Airlines’ new Airbus A380 shines in its unique livery

23 May 2014 Feature story

With its vibrant seven-colour vertical tailplane, Asiana Airlines’ initial A380 jetliner will soon be making quite the first impression at airports around the world.

Responsible for this unique – and complex – livery is the highly-advanced and eco-efficient Airbus A380 painting facility in Hamburg,...

Asiana Airlines and the A380: Placing passengers at a premium

23 May 2014 Feature story

Asiana Airlines is taking full advantage of the A380’s unique cabin offerings, combining the South Korea-based carrier’s philosophy for customer satisfaction with Airbus’ unmatched technical capabilities to provide a one-of-a-kind passenger experience.

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The A350 XWB is proving itself in flight evaluations leading to certification this year

22 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus is continuing the “no surprise” flight programme for its A350 XWB, with more than 1,700 hours logged in preparation for certification later this year – clearing the way for deliveries to customer airlines.

The Airbus ProSky-led CANARIAS project marks key milestone in effort to improve two Canary Islands airports’ approach procedures

19 May 2014 Feature story

The first successful flight in Spain using Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures has been completed as part of a project led by Airbus ProSky – which is Airbus’ Air Traffic Management subsidiary – and Spanish air traffic services provider AENA.

India’s Dynamatic Technologies Limited selected to produce flap-track beams for Airbus A330 aircraft

9 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus has selected Bangalore, India-based Dynamatic Technologies Limited as the sole supplier of flap-track beams for the A330 Family aircraft, making Dynamatic the first aerospace company from India's private sector to become a global Tier-1 Airbus supplier.

On-Board Airport Navigation System (OANS) debuts on A320 and A330 families of aircraft

8 May 2014 Feature story

Underscoring the continuous upgrades applied throughout Airbus’ entire product line, the company’s innovative On-Board Airport Navigation System (OANS) – first developed for the A380 – has also now entered service on the single-aisle A320 and widebody A330 families.

 

Abu Dhabi’s ADAT implements RFID solution developed with Airbus Consulting

7 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus Consulting together with the Airbus in-house RFID (radio-frequency identification) centre of competence has worked with Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider in the Middle East, to deploy an innovative RFID visibility solution to red...

A350 XWB flight-test development is progressing on track

6 May 2014 Feature story

In over 10 months since the A350 XWB’s first flight, Airbus has rapidly advanced through this next-generation jetliner’s development schedule with the first four flight-test aircraft now flying.

An Airbus working group sets out a composites recycling roadmap

5 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus has set up the Airbus Composite Recycling Advisory Board to establish the company’s vision, strategy, objectives, and roadmap for recycling and reusing composite materials.

 

Sharklet retrofit sales for Airbus’ A320 Family gain momentum

2 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ Sharklets are proving their popularity among customers with demand for the company’s “Sharklet In-service Retrofit” option, which allows operators of older in-service A320ceo (current engine option) Family aircraft to benefit from these wingtip devices’ significant cost savings and performan...

Airbus introduces hybrid “RFID Integrated Nameplates” for tracing parts across all aircraft families

1 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus is introducing a new innovation, “RFID Integrated Nameplates”, to further expand its RFID (radio-frequency identification) deployment and enhance the traceability of aircraft parts that it produces and uses internally.

The UK’s NATS and Airbus ProSky collaborate to modernise air traffic management

1 May 2014 Feature story

Air traffic service provider NATS of the UK has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus ProSky to jointly devise solutions for improving the air traffic system’s efficiency.

Airbus’ initial A320neo reaches advanced stage in its final assembly

30 April 2014 Feature story

Final assembly of the first Airbus A320neo is advancing rapidly in Toulouse, France, putting this “new engine option” jetliner programme on track for its maiden flight later this year, to be followed by the initial customer delivery in 2015.

Airbus ProSky Awarded IATA Contract to develop an Asia-Pacific Air Traffic Flow Management strategy

28 April 2014 Feature story

Airbus ProSky has been awarded a contract by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to study and develop recommendations  for Asia Pacific Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM).  

IATA’s Asia/Pacific Region ATFM study is supported by the ICAO Asia Pacific ATFM Steering Group and ...

Flight test A350 XWB opens its doors

7 April 2014 Feature story

As part of the A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre opening event in Hamburg, Airbus unveiled the A350 XWB’s first development cabin interior on board flight test aircraft MSN002.

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