A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. Read more »
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British industry is to lead the construction of a satellite that will weigh the world's trees. The Biomass mission's novel space radar will make 3D maps of forests, improving our understanding of how carbon is cycled through the Earth system. Its data will be important for climate research, and will create a baseline for treaties that seek to monitor the status of global forest resources. The spacecraft is to be assembled by the UK arm of Airbus Defence and Space. It signed a contract with...Read more
The giant aircraft are used to transport plane components between Airbus production sites in Europe Airbus is to begin making five of its new airlifter giants known as the Beluga XL in early 2017. The giant aircraft are used to transport plane components between Airbus production sites in Europe. They are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, and are based on the freighter version of the Airbus A330-300 jetliner, but will be 60m wide, 15m wider than their predecessor. The increased size...Read more