Dutch government supports Airbus initiative with nation’s thermoplastic composite sector

26 June 2013 Feature story

The potential use of thermoplastic composites technology on Airbus aircraft took a new step this month as Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp signed a letter of intent for a proposed extension of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) consortium.

Airbus’ Executive Vice President Engineering Charles Champion signed the TAPAS 2 proposal during a Paris Air Show ceremony at Le Bourget Airport with...

JASTAC-II agreement moves Airbus research partnership in Japan to the next phase

25 June 2013 Feature story

This month during the Paris Air Show, Airbus extended its partnership with a Japanese industrial consortium for research and development into structural health monitoring (SHM) for aircraft composites with a five-year follow-on programme, called JASTAC-II (Japan Airbus SHM Technology for Aircraft Composite).

Structural health monitoring includes the non-destructive testing of defects, damages stress and condition on board the aircraft, and this latest...

An entirely new perspective on the A350 XWB first flight with Airbus’ latest “Shaping Efficiency” issue

21 June 2013 Feature story

Relive A350 XWB first flight with Airbus’ latest “Shaping Efficiency” magazine issue Airbus has published the latest edition of its...

The A350 XWB dazzles during its debut Le Bourget fly-by

21 June 2013 Feature story

As far as the visitors to the Paris Air Show were concerned, Airbus saved the best for last. As part of its third test flight from Airbus’ Toulouse...

Airbus and EADS celebrate recruitment efforts with flash graffiti event

21 June 2013 Feature story

The persistent rain at this week’s Paris Air Show held off just long enough for Airbus and its EADS parent company to bring a festive atmosphere into...

A red-carpet welcome for the French President

21 June 2013 Feature story

An Airbus Military A400M provided quite the entrance today for French President Franҫois Hollande, who visited the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget...

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