Highlights of the week at the show
BACK @ AIRBUS - COMPETING WITH CABINS
An interview of Chris Stonehouse, head of the A380 customer programmeWhen the A380 enters service, passengers will be amazed at the comfort, space and innovative new features found in the largest cabin in the skies, as Chris Stonehouse, head of the A380 customer programme, explained. More
BRINGING COMMONALITY TO THE FREIGHTER FAMILY
Airbus is building on the success of the A300 and the A310 freighters to develop a family of freighter aircraft that will set new standards in the general and express freight market sector.
TOUCHED BY THE MAGIC OF THE A380
An interview of Ed StrongmanEd Strongman has some 200 flight hours already on the A380 but still he was thrilled to be flying at Farnborough. It is an exciting occasion for me because I am British and because it is its first appearance at an air show in the UK. The A380 is still the star of the show, he said.
THE A400M MILITARY AIRLIFTER BECOMES A REALITY
Airbus is applying its extensive civil aircraft production experience to the A400M programme, including the application of cockpit technology, local area network connectivity and modular avionics from the A380.
BACK @ AIRBUS - DEVELOPING THE MILITARY AIRLIFTER OF THE 21ST CENTURY
An interview of Jean-Michel Billig, head of A400M systemsAirbus is developing the A400M as the reference military airlifter for the 21st century and has begun manufacturing the aircrafts larger components. We have finished the detailed definition of the aircrafts systems, selected our vendors and are now starting the systems integration phase, Jean-Michel Billig, head of A400M systems said.
COMPETENCE KNOWS NO GENDER
High flying engineering careers for women at AirbusA panel of Airbus representatives addressed a group of some 30 women at a conference held at the Airbus chalet on Wednesday as part of a recruitment drive aimed at attracting more women to engineering careers at Airbus in the UK.For Geoff Lloyd, executive vice-president of human resources, the diversity of the companys employees came quite naturally from its history. Gender and cultural diversity are assets for Airbus, he said.