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21 November 2017

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Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification Aircraft on target to first customer delivery by year end

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A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival Airbus - Master Films - Pascal Pigeyre
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival

José Corugedo - Flight Test Engineer Jean-François Azzopardi - Test Flight Engineer Karl Heinz Mai - Experimental Pilot Philippe Seve - Flight Test Engineer Hugues Van Der Stichel - Experimental Flight Test Charles Champion and Paul Eremenko 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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A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival Airbus - Master Films - Pascal Pigeyre
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival

José Corugedo - Flight Test Engineer Jean-François Azzopardi - Test Flight Engineer Karl Heinz Mai - Experimental Pilot Philippe Seve - Flight Test Engineer Hugues Van Der Stichel - Experimental Flight Test 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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A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival Airbus - Master Films - Pascal Pigeyre
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival

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
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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.

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22 October 2016
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The A350-1000 Trent XWB-97 engine takes flight

The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 – which is the new engine for Airbus’ A350-1000 – successfully completed its first flight test on 5 November 2015, aboard the company’s dedicated A380 “Flying-Test-Bed” aircraft. This video clip highlights key moments from the milestone evaluation, which began from Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse and lasted approximately four hours.

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22 October 2016
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A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified

Airbus’ Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM-equipped A320neo (new engine option) version received dual Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24 November 2015. Relive the highlights of the rigorous flight test campaign, which accumulated over 1,070 flight test hours for three A320neo aircraft. The certification programme tested the aircraft’s airframe and systems well beyond design limits to ensure all air worthiness criteria were successfully met.

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26 September 2017
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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.

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