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BelugaXL is readied for electrical power-up as integration of the no. 1 giant airlifter continues

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European laminar flow research takes a new step with Airbus’ BLADE Flight Lab

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Airbus’ “BLADE” laminar flow wing demonstrator makes first flight

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Innovators: Opening up to new ideas

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First BelugaXL is readied for electrical power-up
09 October 2017

First BelugaXL is readied for electrical power-up

The first of five Airbus BelugaXL super transporters is well advanced in the build-up process, shown here being readied for its electrical power-up milestone.

The front main deck cargo door is delivered for Airbus’ first BelugaXL
09 October 2017

The front main deck cargo door is delivered for Airbus’ first BelugaXL

Delivery of the front main deck cargo door will enable its integration on the no. 1 BelugaXL super transporter aircraft, which is being assembled at Toulouse-Blagnac in southwestern France.

Transfer of first BelugaXL’s main deck cargo door Airbus
09 October 2017

Transfer of first BelugaXL’s main deck cargo door

The front main deck cargo door for the no. 1 Airbus BelugaXL super transporter is transferred for its integration process.

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A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight Airbus - Master Films - Hervé Goussé
26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight

The Airbus A340 Flight Lab’s first takeoff equipped with outer wing sections designed for highly smooth airflow over their surfaces. Known as natural laminar flow, such smoothed passage of air creates less drag than the airflow on traditional wings, potentially reducing fuel burn

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26 September 2017

Airbus BLADE Makes First Flight WEB

Toulouse, September 26th, 2017 – Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00, and after a series of successful tests it landed at Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. The overall flight time was 3hrs/38mins.

 
21 October 2016

Fly Your Ideas 2015: finalist celebrations

Enjoy the special moment when each of the final finalist teams for Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas student challenge learned they will be competing for the top prize. The five finalists are: Team MULTIFUN from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; Team BIRDPORT from the University of Tokyo, Japan; Team AFT-BURNER-REVERSER from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China; Team RETROLLEY from the University of São Paulo, Brazil; and Team BOLLEBOOS, from City University London, UK

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26 September 2017

Airbus BLADE Makes First Flight Brolls

Toulouse, September 26th, 2017 – Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00, and after a series of successful tests it landed at Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. The overall flight time was 3hrs/38mins.

Documents (13)

Biography - Odile JUBECOURT      
Biography - Odile JUBECOURT
18 October 2017

Biography - Odile JUBECOURT

Head of A330neo Development

Biography - Emiliano REQUENA ESTEBAN      
Biography - Emiliano REQUENA ESTEBAN
18 October 2017

Biography - Emiliano REQUENA ESTEBAN

Flight Test Engineer

Biography - Alain POURCHET      
Biography - Alain POURCHET
18 October 2017

Biography - Alain POURCHET

Test Flight Engineer

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