Cockpit and cabin commonality allows pilots to train on, operate and transfer from one aircraft to another with even greater ease. In addition to reducing expenditure on training, Airbus has helped to minimise maintenance costs throughout fleets by prioritising commonality throughout its product line. The consistency of design even extends right through the cabin with the familiarity of the design, allowing crew to work more efficiently on every Airbus aircraft that they fly.
Airbus’ dedication to creating the most efficient and reliable aircraft available on the market has resulted in improvements to technology that help reduce fuel burn and emissions – diminishing the environmental impact of air travel wherever possible while also reducing costs. Doing everything possible to diminish the negative environmental impact of air travel also extends to the production process. Airbus’ dedicated team adopts a holistic approach, thinking of the environmental effect of the aircraft’s full life cycle from its design and inception through to its recycling and reuse.