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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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Climate research - Collecting data from above

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Airbus establishes first maintenance training collaboration in South America, with Aerolineas Argentinas

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Airbus innovation brings aircraft maintenance “indoors” on the airport apron

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A “SUPER” project gives new life to old parts

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Demand spurs need for over 28,000 aircraft in the next 20 years.

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Airbus’ A340 being used for testing volcanic ash detection system

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Air travel in Latin America to be boosted by a strong economy

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Latin America needs more than 2,000 new passenger aircraft in next 20 years

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

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BLADE focus

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25 September 2017

BLADE Focus

BLADE Focus

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25 September 2017

BLADE Focus

BLADE Focus

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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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25 September 2017
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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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