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NRC and Airbus collaborate to improve air passenger experience

A National Research Council of Canada (NRC) multidisciplinary team is studying human responses to the airline cabin environment and the impact of new design concepts and emerging technologies on air travellers and crew to understand how people interact with the controlled air travel environment. The NRC is in the third year of a five-year research […]

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Airbus to scrap production of superjumbo A380

Airbus will cease production of its superjumbo A380 as a result of dwindling orders and a recent decision by Emirates, the Dubai-based airline and largest A380 customer, to cut its order from 162 to 123 aircraft. As a result of the decision by Emirates, and given the lack of backlog orders with other airlines, Airbus […]

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Airbus C295W selected for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program

The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program (FWSAR). As part of the FWSAR program, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The new planes are meant to replace the nearly 50-year-old CC-115 Buffalos and older model […]

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Website allows passengers to make A380 a booking choice

Airbus has launched a website for travellers who want to experience flight on its A380 double deck aircraft. The iflyA380.com website is the only place where all 13 A380 operators present the on-board services they offer and the destinations they serve. Inspirational information about each city also helps travellers choose their next vacation. Once at […]

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Airbus encourages young women to pursue aviation careers

Airbus continued its policy of encouraging young girls to consider studying aeronautics by recently welcoming secondary school students to its Toulouse site for a day, giving them the opportunity to meet Airbus employees and learn more about the different professions in the aeronautical industry. The goal of the Airbus’ program, “Elles du Futur – Girls […]

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