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A350 XWB, A400M, H160 and Eurofighter together for a great achievement: a unique Airbus Family Flight  

Getting ready for Dubai Airshow

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Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer Airbus; The Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation; Dave Houlihan, President DAE Capital; Jacqueline Sutton, Chief Customer Officer Rolls-Royce;
Andries Viljoen Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Fiji Airways.  

Fiji Airways takes delivery of its first of two A350 XWBs

Azur Satellite  

Fifty years ago: the successful launch of the Azur research satellite

Philippines-based carrier Cebu Pacific signed a firm order for 16 long-range A330neo aircraft as part of its fleet modernisation programme  

Cebu Pacific finalises order for 16 A330neo

IndiGo’s firm order for 300 A320neo Family aircraft includes the A321XLR (in addition to the A320neo and A321neo), which will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700 nm  

IndiGo signs for 300 A320neo Family aircraft

In accordance with the airworthiness authority that provided the flight clearance, the VSR700 was tethered with 30-metre cables to fully secure the flight test zone. The subsequent phases of the flight test programme will now evolve towards free flight, and then progressively open the flight envelope.  

VSR700 prototype performs first flight

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Automation vs. autonomy in urban air mobility    

Automation vs. autonomy in urban air mobility  

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This Airbus test centre will provide a space to research technologies for alternative propulsion systems and energy sources – such as electric motors for unmanned aerial vehicles, hybrid propulsion systems and hydrogen for combustion or synthetic fuel use.  

This new Airbus facility will help zero-emission technologies to take flight

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BizLab Startup Bootcamp Day 2 2019  

Twenty-two start-ups join Airbus accelerator programme

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Orders & deliveries Commercial Aircraft

Toulouse / Mirabel, Tuesday 10th July 2018 – Airbus has revealed the A220 at a ceremony held at its Henri-Ziegler Delivery Centre, near Toulouse.

Airbus and its partners unveil details of new Eurofighter ECR concept

Airbus and its partners unveil details of new Eurofighter ECR concept

Fiji Airways takes delivery of its first of two A350 XWBs

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Airbus checking ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s operational fitness

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The NH90, tailored for the 21st century

NH90 Sea Lion in action

Airbus provides an optimum in-flight experience with CIDS

Cabin crew benefit from the efficiency and accessibility provided by CIDS, which enables them to monitor and control the system via several touch screen interfaces in the cabin
En route between Hanoi, Vietnam and the city-state of Singapore, Airbus’ A350-1000 demonstration aircraft continues its 12-city tour across the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region

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Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for four ACH160s with an undisclosed, North American customer.  The launch customer, a major US business entity with extensive experience in corporate aviation, has opted for one aircraft to be delivered in Stylence by ACH configuration, the in-house, private and business design product line; with the remaining three aircraft to be delivered in ACH Exclusive configuration, the select design product line which allows the highest level of customisation and bespoke craftsmanship.

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Getting ready for Dubai Airshow

 

At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 17th to 21st November 2019, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, from market-leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. Read less Read more

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Simon, exploring the vast potential of a bright electric-powered future

Dr Simon Evans works in Airbus CRT’s Electrics and Electromagnetics team leading a research project concerned with superconductive aircraft propulsion. With a team focus on enabling the future of electrical flight, he works towards continuously pushing the limits of electrical technologies while also mastering their seamless integration into aircraft.

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Amanda, a mobility success story

After gaining years of experience in operations, sales and marketing working at Airbus in Brazil, Amanda made the move that many of us dream about. But her journey to live and work in the south of France was due to hard work and long years learning the business. A Mobility success story.

“I was prepared to come, it was my wish. My long term objective was to be abroad,” 

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Lorenz, gaining practical experience as a student

As a canoe slalom enthusiast, Lorenz first became interested in composite materials working on the boats. Majoring in Composites, Lorenz spent most of his practical semesters at Airbus in Bremen, he also gained valuable experience abroad during a two months internship in Getafe. Now he works for Premium AEROTEC, a supplier for large structural components, owned by Airbus. With composites being a rather new material, there is always a new topic for Lorenz to explore.

If you’re a highly motivated bachelor student, studying towards a technical or IT related degree, check out the Airbus Student Programme

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Stephane, flight test engineer

In charge of inventing and defining maneuvers performed during test flights, one of Stephane’s greatest challenges as a flight test engineer is knowing the limit between the safety of the test flight and bringing back results. “I feel very lucky to do what I do within the company; our product is wonderful, it’s noble and represents one of humanity’s oldest dreams – flying.”

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Neelam, re-inventing industrial architecture and product development

Working on projects such as Propulsion of Tomorrow, and Digital Design Manufacturing & Services (DDMS), Neelam's role as industrial architect is to define the top level industrial requirements, industrial architecture, trades and capabilities in collaboration with engineering teams in developing technology bricks that will shape the industrial system of Airbus. "Working on crucial transformation projects, with diverse people: an incredible adventure, a dream come true."

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​Volonteers in Airbus made a 3D printed arm for Lou, a little girl born with a missing arm. It is the delivery day to this little girl.
Denis Tur and Lou, e-NABLE a brighter future with 3D printing

Nine-year-old Lou was born without a forearm, and she had a clear idea of what she wanted for her prosthesis arm. 3D printing enthusiast Denis Tur and a team of Airbus volunteers took on this challenge and joined forces with charity e-NABLE to produce a distinctive artificial arm for the young girl at ProtoSpace Toulouse. 

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Vassilis Agouridas on the future of urban mobility solutions

Urban air mobility is on the brink of taking to the skies above cities to offer a sustainable complement to ground transportation. But are cities and city inhabitants ready to welcome such a dramatic shift in their mobility mix? According to Vassilis Agouridas, Senior Manager Strategic Innovation at Airbus, the successful integration of urban air mobility hinges on co-creation among industry, regulators, cities, citizens and other stakeholders to find mobility solutions that deliver on the full spectrum of sustainability—environmental, economic and social.

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Daniela, Head of Airbus R&T

With bountiful past experience as chief engineer of the A400M and A320 programmes, Daniela Lohwasser, Airbus’ new head of R&T in the CTO organisation is excited to help bring in the next chapter of the Airbus story with disruptive new technology and products. She believes that R&T have to be daring and work on the edge, and failing and learning fast is an essential part of that process.

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Shashwath, Customer supply manager

Originally from Bangalore in India, Shashwath works as a Customer supply manager in Airbus Toulouse. Within the cabin furnishing department, his task is to ensure that the ordered parts arrive on time, and are properly allocated. “The interiors must be delivered to the quality and to the time as agreed with our clients”. Greatly inspired by previous Airbus CEO Tom Enders (who he met in person and has a birthday on the same day), joining Airbus has been his aim since watching the first A380 take to the sky. He filled in 75 applications on the career website. “Now I have my dream job".

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Reiko, Ground training instructor at Airbus Helicopters Japan
Reiko, Ground training instructor

"Although aviation is rather a male-dominated world, it has been my passion since I was a child. As a flight instructor for helicopters, fixed wings and gliders, I love to fly all of them, but I especially love to fly helicopters. When I joined the company, I started my Airbus career as marketing manager for the training centre newly established in Japan, in 2012. I have now moved to the operational division to become a pilot ground instructor. Studying state-of-the-art technology is what makes me passionate about my job."

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Jorge, HR manager

“Working is more about being useful rather than being important,” says Jorge who has been with the company for the 13 years. He entered as a financial controller, and later decided to change his topic. “I enjoy working in HR. It is all about connecting people: making a new good network with people and trying to join forces for better working together.“ During his normal workday, Jorge is frequently switching between Spanish, English, German and French. Although the language competence has been a great help, he admits that this is not enough to succeed in HR. “If you are not humble, if you are not emphatic, if you are not flexible, then all these languages skills are not useful for anything.“

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María, Digital Transformation Office

"The digitalisation of the shopfloor is undoubtedly a key factor capable of providing important improvements in relation to quality, efficiency, costs and the product" says María. Her goal is to incorporate digitalisation at the production plants of all the Airbus divisions. To get the real shopfloor experience she put on a set of overalls and spent a week there working with the operators. "You don't really understand what their work is all about until you put yourself in their position".

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Ye, Supply Chain and Quality Manager

Born in China and raised in Germany, Ye has a bicultural background. She loves Airbus for its dynamic and diversity. Ye joined Airbus in 2009, she is responsible for major airframe components and works on many transfers, improvement projects at key Airbus suppliers covering activities requiring various skills: “We coordinate cross-functionally, monitor and drive changes at our suppliers to contribute to development and mitigate industrial risks. We work by targeting operational excellence through continuous improvement in everything we do.” 

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Disability is not a barrier at Airbus

Airbus promotes equal opportunities and supports people with both visible and non-visible (dis)ability. Different initiatives across the company are aimed at boosting awareness and above all encouraging dialogue on the important contribution employees with disabilities make to the company every day. Following the International Day of Persons with Disability, six apprentices and dual students share their experiences working in an inclusive environment at Airbus.

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Airbus History

Airbus History

The common fuselage and wing configurations of Airbus’ A330 and A340 allow these long-range jetliners to be built on the same final assembly line at Toulouse/Blagnac Airport in France.

How an aircraft is built

Airbus Urban Mobility

Airbus Urban Mobility

Taking urban transport into the sky

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Responsible Business

Airbus & the Global Goals

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