Focus on: how an aircraft is built

International collaboration for global jetliners

From design through production and onward to final tests and certifications, each Airbus jetliner is the result of wide-ranging expertise, complex logistics, and multinational cooperation across thousands of employees, suppliers and partners.

Design offices and engineering centres

Airbus’ principle of global cooperation is built upon a global network of regional design and engineering centres that contribute to the company’s full line-up of modern aircraft. The main design office at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France is joined by five additional design offices and engineering centres in Spain, the United Kingdom, Russia, and two sites in Germany.

Looking beyond Europe, Airbus opened its first North American design and engineering facility in 2002 in the heartland of the United States at Wichita, Kansas. This location was expanded in 2010 with a second engineering centre additionally housing a team of in-service repair engineers offering critical support for worldwide customers. Along the U.S. Gulf Coast is the Airbus Americas Engineering facility in Mobile, Alabama, where employees are responsible for various interior elements of Airbus’ widebody A330, A350 XWB and A380 jetliners.

A350 XWB design Realistic Human Ergonomic Analysis development tool

A Realistic Human Ergonomic Analysis development tool – which allows an operator to interact with an immersive full-scale 3D digital model – was used in the design of the A350 XWB.

Source : Airbus Website

Boeing donates $1 million to nonprofits in support of well-being, mental health, veterans and community programs

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Coincides with global Boeing well-being initiative
Includes $500,000 for veteran recovery and rehabilitation services in Australia, UK and U.S.

CHICAGOMay 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is making a $1 million donation to benefit seven nonprofit organizations supporting mental health, veterans, well-being and community programs around the world.

Boeing’s Well Being organization funded the donation as part of the annual Boeing Moves the World event, a global walk that brings together thousands of employees to highlight the importance of health and well-being.

In the U.S., donations benefited five nonprofit organizations: the National Alliance on Mental Illness; the Trevor Project; the Yellow Ribbon Fund; Team Red, White & Blue; and the Travis Manion Foundation. These organizations provide mental health and veterans services throughout the nation.

Outside the U.S., beneficiaries were Soldier On, Ltd. in Australia and the Royal Air Force 100 Appeal in the UK. Soldier On, Ltd. helps Australian veterans and families reintegrate into civilian life, while the Royal Air Force 100 Appeal commemorates the achievements of the Royal Air Force and all those who have served.

The donation also includes $250,000 for nonprofit organizations in communities where Boeing has a presence. The funds will be awarded in $25,000 increments to 10 Boeing work sites around the world and then donated to local nonprofit organizations. The 10 sites will be selected based on employee and leadership participation in the Boeing Moves the World event. The selected sites will be announced in June.

“Donations will benefit programs that support our well-being, our heroes and our communities,” said Greg Marchand, director of Global Benefits. “Our employees are actively engaged in improving their health and well-being all while living the Boeing mission to help others and inspire the world.”

Grant recipients were identified in partnership with Boeing Global Engagement and include:

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness$150,000 to benefit the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to providing advocacy, education support and public awareness.
  • The Trevor Project$100,000 to support crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.
  • Yellow Ribbon Fund$100,000 to help provide practical direct support to recovering warriors and caregivers at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir and vital assistance throughout the military to civilian transition process.
  • Team Red, White & Blue$100,000 to help connect veterans to their community through physical and social activity.
  • Travis Manion Foundation$100,000 to fund programs that empower veterans and strengthen communities.
  • Soldier On, Ltd$100,000 to help Australian veterans and their families reintegrate into civilian life.
  • Royal Air Force 100 Appeal$100,000 to support efforts of the Royal Air Force (RAF) to commemorate achievements of the RAF and all those who have served.

Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with the company’s strategic objectives, create value and help build better communities worldwide. Boeing’s efforts are focused on improving access to globally competitive learning, contributing to workforce and skills development, and supporting our military and veteran communities.

Chicago-based Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries.


Ayako Miyahara
Boeing Communications
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Natalee Runyan
Boeing Communications
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Court agrees to release Ekachai on bail

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Breaking News May 15, 2018 15:16

By The Nation

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The Criminal Court on Tuesday agreed to free political activist Ekachai Hongkangwan on bail of Bt100,000, with his release time tentatively set for 8pm at Bangkok Remand Prison.

Ekachai was arrested last Friday after failing to report himself to the authorities following four summonses.

They had been issued as a result of the pro-election demonstration on March 24, which resulted in him facing several charges, from illegally using amplifiers to commit acts of sedition.

Ekachai is an active dissenter against the coup-installed regime.

Aside from the pro-election protest, he has also been vocal about the luxury-watch scandal that has embroiled the junta’s deputy leader, General Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also deputy prime minister and defence minister.


Source :  The Nation Multimedia

Construction deadline for new Parliament extended to December 2019

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politics May 16, 2018 01:00


THE CABINET has set a deadline of December 2019 for the completion of the long-delayed new Parliament complex, after rejecting a request for an additional Bt8.13 billion on top of the original Bt12 billion price tag.

Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the Cabinet yesterday resolved that construction of the meeting hall for senators and offices of parliamen?tary personnel must be completed by the end of this year.

He added that the meeting hall for members of Parliament and the areas connecting all the buildings must be completed by March next year.

“All the construction must be fin?ished by December 2019 to prepare for the new MPs after the election,” the spokesman said.

An election has been promised for February 2019. New MPs and senators are expected to move to the new Parliament complex, which is located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok’s Kiak Kai district.

The Cabinet decision yesterday was made in response to a request by the Secretariat of the House of Representatives for a further exten?sion of the construction period. The secretariat is in charge of the project to construct the new Parliament.

Construction of the Bt12-billion complex began in June 2013 and was initially expected to be complete in November 2015. However, it was post?poned to November 2016, February 2018, and now to December 2019.

Yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, also approved the secre?tariat’s request for an additional Bt512.5 million in state funding to cover the cost of construction, work supervision and the hiring of project advisers, Sansern said.

However, the Cabinet rejected the agency’s request for Bt8.13 billion for the complex’s utilities system, includ?ing air-conditioning and information technology, he added.

“The Cabinet did not approve the request. The secretariat was instruct?ed to review its request and provide clearer details next time,” the spokesman told reporters.

He said General Prayut listened to comments from representatives from the Budget Bureau, the Finance Ministry and other related agencies before rejecting the budget request.

“The prime minister told the meet?ing that a lot of the additional costs involve matters of decor. And he will not allow issues regarding [expensive] microphones and clocks to happen again,” Sansern said, referring to a scandal involving items purchased at inflated prices for the current Parliament building that emerged shortly after the junta came to power.

The new Parliament complex, to be called Sappaya Sapa Sathan (“Peaceful Place of Assembly”), is Thailand’s third parliament house, after the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and the cur?rent complex in Dusit district.

Covering an area of more than 424,000 square metres, the new complex can accommodate more than 5,000 people, with parking for some 2,000 cars. In addition to separate meeting halls for the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as both Houses, it also houses museums, a convention centre, seminar room, banquet hall, office area, and other function areas.


Source :  The Nation Multimedia