All Airbus at 50 articles

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    Mapping out the future

    2019-06-02T07:52:00Z

    Airbus is coming to the end of intense programme of flight testing and development for new and derivative airliners that began a decade ago with the A380. The impending void in the Airbus product-development (PD) road map raises the question many are asking – what’s next?

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    Christian Scherer’s sales vision

    2019-05-28T11:46:00Z

    If Airbus has been perceived as spending much of the half century since its creation playing catch-up with its rival in Seattle, nobody appears to have told Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer and the man tasked with persuading airlines that Airbus is the better option.

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    Europe's pioneering aerospace giant

    2019-05-28T11:46:00Z

    Despite a bumpy beginning, EADS created a four-nation aerospace and defence group, fulfilling the dreams of politicians and industrialists and leading to today’s Airbus

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    How the cockpits have changed since 1972

    2019-05-28T11:46:00Z

    The Airbus ‘front office’ has undergone evolutionary and revolutionary changes since the original A300B1 cockpit of 1972. Here, we trace the flightdeck development story

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    How Airbus Helicopters maintained lift

    2019-05-28T11:45:00Z

    Airbus Helicopters combines the technological innovations of a set of French and German firms that, through industrial concentration, became a modern international powerhouse

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    Reaching for the stars

    2019-05-28T11:43:00Z

    Airbus is setting the pace in space, from manufacturing the satellites that provide mobile communications networks to developing the rockets that launch exploratory missions

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    The future of Airbus Defence & Space

    2019-05-28T11:38:00Z

    Having grown from early collaboration, Airbus’s defence arm is now aiming to replicate the commercial unit’s stellar performance

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    An interview with Tom Williams

    2019-05-28T11:37:00Z

    Airbus veteran Tom Williams, who retired at the end of 2018 after two decades in the management team, gives his perspective on some of the company’s key achievements

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    Five things Airbus got right and five it didn't

    2019-05-28T11:28:00Z

    Over its 50-year history, Airbus has led the way in a number of major technological and industrial innovations and contributions to the industry. Here, we list five of the most important, together with five products or business moves that – with the glorious benefit of hindsight – failed to live up to billing.

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    The extraordinary evolution of the commercial business

    2019-05-28T11:15:00Z

    Over five decades Airbus has transformed itself from niche player into a global aerospace powerhouse. We chart its rise in the airliner manufacturing business