Airbus - Articles and news items
Airport news • 10 August 2016 • Roy Manuell
Melbourne Airport welcomed the inaugural A350 Airbus service to Victoria this afternoon, with the arrival of Singapore Airlines flight SQ207.
Airport news • 15 February 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
On 12 February 2015, Deutsche Lufthansa officially launched the world’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft at Frankfurt Airport, adding another aircraft type to the airport’s portfolio.
Airport news • 13 February 2014 • Airbus
New research shows comfort is key to Asian passengers...
Issue 3 2012 • 6 June 2012 • Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review
Five years after its maiden flight, the Airbus A380 continues to grow its operations around the world. Key to the aircraft’s smooth consolidation with airports was Airbus’ early involvement with ground handlers. In this special interview, Mark Glover from International Airport Review spoke to two of Airbus’ key figures in the imple - mentation; Peter Esteie, Head of Ground Operations and Thomas Burger, Product Marketing Manager of the A380.Mark Glover: How successful has the A380 integration been within airports over the previous years?Thomas Burger: Globally speaking we are very happy. We have 253 orders from 19 customers where all three global alliances are represented. The first delivery took place in October 2007 and today we have 72 aircraft in service. We have seven operators operating these 72 aircraft, flying across 54 routes to 28 destinations. In terms of seat count, the lowest of 407 is on board the Korean Air aircraft. Airfrance carries the most on its A380 with 538 seats.The top ten A380 airports within the 28 destinations see 100 flights a day, which represents over one million passengers a month. The route lengths also vary, spanning from two hours from Dubai to Jeddah to 14 hours from Melbourne to Los Angeles.
Airport news • 30 April 2011 • Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic has launched its second Airbus A330 aircraft from London Gatwick, the first time the airline has operated this aircraft type from its Gatwick base...
Airport news • 12 January 2011 • CASSIDIAN
Günter Butschek has been appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) Operations and will take up this position on 1st March 2011...
Airport news • 21 December 2010 • CANSO
Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese air traffic management authorities on air traffic management cooperation.
Issue 4 2010 • 10 August 2010 • Cyril Fabre, Head of Airfield Pavement, ICAO-AOSWG / Pavement Subgroup ICCAIA representative, AIRBUS S.A.S
With the increasing air traffic demands, the aviation industry has made continuous strides in the past 50 years. As a result, load per wheel (and consequently internal tyre pressure inflation) have gradually increased since the initial FAA policy, which was based on a DC-8 configuration at 158,757 tons (18.8 tons wheel load and an associated internal tyre pressure inflation, Pnz of 13.2 bar/191 PSI ).These increases were driven by airlines’ demand to develop and design highly efficient aircraft with maximum reliability and optimised performances. As a consequence, aircraft components are lighter, particularly landing gear optimisation, to meet payload-range requirements and reduce noise and/or drag during approach phase.
Nexans opens a new aircraft cable manufacturing plant in Morocco as part of its partnership with Airbus
Airport news • 17 June 2010 • Nexans
Nexans, has opened a new manufacturing plant entirely dedicated to aircraft cables in Mohammedia (Morocco)...
In preparation for the increasing introduction of heavy aircraft and new types of landing gear (e.g. B777 and A380), AIRBUS, STBA and LCPC undertook an ambitious research programme to define a more efficient pavement design method.
Although in the past airlines have been more involved in the design an active dialogue with ground handlers and suppliers has ensured an easier entry into services, writes Dr. Thilo Stilp.