Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. Airbus today consistently captures about half of all commercial airliner orders. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is owned by EADS. It is a truly global enterprise of some 54,000 employees, with fully-owned subsidiaries in the United States, China, Japan and in the Middle East, spare parts centres in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington, Beijing and Singapore, training centres in Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg and Beijing and more than 150 field service offices around the world. Airbus also relies on industrial co-operation and partnerships with major companies all over the world, and a network of some 1,500 suppliers in 30 countries. Airbus draws together the skills and expertise of 15 sites in France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Each site produces a complete section of the aircraft, which is then transported to the Airbus final assembly lines in Toulouse, Hamburg or Tianjin. Airbus’ industrial network includes a regional design office in North America, a joint venture engineering centre in Russia and further engineering centres in the People’s Republic of China and India. Airbus’ modern and comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 107 to 525 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family (A318/A319/A320/A321), the wide-body long-range A330 and the all-new next generation A350 XWB Family, and the double-decker A380 Family. Across all its aircraft families Airbus’ unique approach ensures that aircraft share the highest possible degree of commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics, which reduces significantly operating costs for airlines. Furthermore, Airbus’ portfolio of freighter aircraft sets new standards in the general and express freight market sectors. The A330-200F – the mid-size, long-haul cargo aircraft that benefits from the excellent economics and fly-by-wire technology of the popular A330-200 airliner. In addition to new-build-freighters, Airbus has also launched the A320/A321 Family passenger-to-freighter conversion programme aimed at replacing the many ageing small freighters in service today. As well as bringing new levels of efficiency to freight operations, it will extend the service life of the A320 Family even further, and boost the fleet’s residual value. Airbus has sold over 9,800 aircraft to more than 400 customers/operators and has delivered over 6,400 aircraft since it first entered service in 1974. Dedicated to helping airlines enhance the profitability of their fleets, Airbus also delivers a wide range of customer services in all areas of support, tailored to the needs of individual operators all over the world.
As an industry leader, Airbus strives to be a truly eco-efficient enterprise. To that end Airbus is the first aeronautics company in the world to have earned the ISO 14001 environmental certification for all production sites and products for the entire life cycle. Airbus seeks to ensure that air transport continues to be an eco-efficient means of transport, delivering economic value while minimizing its environmental impact.
Aircraft Cabin Management is a unique business-to-business magazine that takes an in-depth look at every aspect of the design, manufacture and operation of modern airliner cabins – from economy to first class.
Aircraft Interiors Expo Hamburg is the world's largest exhibition exclusively concerned with airline interior design, airline cabin systems engineering, in-flight entertainment and component parts. The world’s leading suppliers present interior concepts and equipment for the full spectrum of First, Business, Economy Class and Low-Cost carriers, as well as products for the highly specialized VIP sectors.
Every conceivable product type for interiors is displayed from seating and fabrics through to in-flight entertainment and communications technologies, galley systems and food service equipment, lavatories, lighting, laminates, floor coverings, refurbishment and cabin maintenance products and safety equipment.
For more than 17 years, Aircraft Interiors International has been the industry’s premier publication, valued by readers for its detailed content, trends monitoring and sense of style, and by advertisers for consistently generating strong sales leads. The magazine enjoys a close relationship with the Crystal Cabin Awards and Aircraft Interiors Expo.
Bishop GmbH is a aeronautical company with a specialist quad service offering including R&T, Innovation & New Concepts, Workpackages (offsite) and AÜG (contract staff staff). Our main focus and activity is as a high-end aeronautical engineering office, staffed by expert analysts and developers. We also offer the supply of aeronautical expert staff via AÜG. Our service offering is complemented by expansion in research and innovation. For example, Bishop GmbH is partner in the Green Freighter consortium, and establishing the Northern Aeronautical Think-tank and Faculty-Club [NATT] in the Katharinenhof in Hamburg Blankenese. Our specialisations include cabin interior, stress analysis (GFEM, Fatigue & DT, RAMS etc), composites and systems. To mention a few, our innovations include the 1 cm seat rail, Adaptive seat rail, FSAS (Flexible Seat Arrangement System) etc. The associate company AFCS –Aircraft Fuel Cell Systems GmbH (www.afcs-gmbh.com) is helping commercial aircraft manufacturers increase the green credentials of their products. For more information please log onto our website at www.bishop-gmbh.com.
Inflight magazine represents the world’s premier independent source of information for the IFE, connectivity and cabin technology/amenities industries, providing all the news and analysis needed by decision-makers in this dynamic, fast-moving sector. The bi-monthly magazine provides an unbiased overview of the industry including market-sector analysis, news on the latest developments and event previews and reports. Inflight magazine is complemented by its online newsfeed, Inflight-Online.com, the world’s first online news service for this industry, and its own event, the Inflight IFEC Pavilion, Workshop & Awards ceremony held annually at Aircraft Interiors Middle East.