As a world leader in the air transportation industry, Airbus’ goal is to push the boundaries for new and better methods to apply the most advanced technology to continuously innovate its products, business and services.
Airbus applies proven technologies that provide real benefits for all stakeholders, whether in manufacturing, operations or maintenance. Such advances include the introduction of full fly-by-wire flight controls technology, employing advanced materials in its airframes and developing cockpit designs that improve pilot workload and efficiency.
The use of the latest on-board systems ensures that Airbus aircraft are more capable and reliable, and produce results at the highest level. Its introduction of a higher hydraulic operating pressure of 5,000 psi. results in smaller and lighter hydraulic system equipment, as well as less hydraulic fluid on board. The application of variable frequency generators provides more power with less weight and lower maintenance costs, along with increased reliability and time-between-removals.
Another innovation is the Airbus Brake to Vacate technology, which allows an aircraft to decelerate quickly and safely on landing while engaging the chosen runway exit at optimum conditions. Introduced as an option on the A380, it is now standard on the A350 XWB.