Building bridges

Anita L. VanBarneveld is passionate about three things: engineering, sport and family. This 42-year-old Canadian is proof that these pursuits don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

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Best connections

11.2016 | To cope with the global rise in air traffic between urban centers, we are going to need quieter aircraft and more efficient airports. Big data applications are among the solutions helping to get passengers and luggage to their destinations quicker than ever.


The Paint Job

11.2016 | Paint is important—and not just for the external appearance of an aircraft. Paintwork has many functions, which include protecting aircraft against corrosion and lengthening their service lives. In the future, it will even improve environmental performance.



Back home safe

11.2016 | Each year, the professionals of Tyrol Air Ambulance service fly more than 3,000 patients back home using up to six specially equipped aircraft—a logistical, aeronautical and technical feat that draws on 40 years of experience.




The next wave

11.2016 | By the end of the decade, the Airbus A320neo will have an even more fuel-efficient engine. To make this possible, two key compo­nents of the geared turbofan are cur­rent­ly under­going tests at MTU Aero Engines.