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21 November 2017

20171814_A350-1000 Type certification_BAT1

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

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Before Flight

Karl Heinz Mai - Experimental Test Pilot Hugues Van Der Stichel - Experimental Flight Test

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - In Flight Airbus - Sylvain Ramadier
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - In Flight

BLADE is organized through Europe’s Clean Sky aeronautical research program. The BLADE project involves 21 European partners with 500 contributors, including GKN Aerospace: designer of the starboard laminar flow wing panel, and Saab: designer of the port wing segment.

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A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - In Flight Airbus - Sylvain Ramadier
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - In Flight

BLADE is organized through Europe’s Clean Sky aeronautical research program. The BLADE project involves 21 European partners with 500 contributors, including GKN Aerospace: designer of the starboard laminar flow wing panel, and Saab: designer of the port wing segment.

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BLADE - Roll out AIRBUS - Sylvain Ramadier
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

BLADE is organized through Europe’s Clean Sky aeronautical research program. The BLADE project involves 21 European partners with 500 contributors, including GKN Aerospace: designer of the starboard laminar flow wing panel, and Saab: designer of the port wing segment.

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BLADE - Roll out Airbus - Master Films - D. Vicart
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

Known as project BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – this research effort utilises the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels. These panels represent about two-thirds of the wing size on a short- or medium-range airliner, for which the laminar flow technology is deemed best suited.

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BLADE - Roll out Airbus - Master Films - D. Vicart
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

DCIM\101MEDIA\DJI_0014.JPGKnown as project BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – this research effort utilises the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels. These panels represent about two-thirds of the wing size on a short- or medium-range airliner, for which the laminar flow technology is deemed best suited.

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BLADE - Roll out Airbus - Master Films - D. Vicart
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

Known as project BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – this research effort utilises the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels. These panels represent about two-thirds of the wing size on a short- or medium-range airliner, for which the laminar flow technology is deemed best suited.

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BLADE - Roll out Airbus - Master Films - D. Vicart
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

Known as project BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – this research effort utilises the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels. These panels represent about two-thirds of the wing size on a short- or medium-range airliner, for which the laminar flow technology is deemed best suited.

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04 July 2017

A350 1000 HOT WEATHER TEST CAMPAIGN 02

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04 July 2017

A350 1000 HOT WEATHER TEST CAMPAIGN 01

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22 June 2017

H130 Static Display - 22 June PAS 2017

The H130 is a member of Airbus’ Ecureuil fleet, which has reached the enviable milestone of 30 million flight hours, a testament to its longevity and reliability.

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Forum Emploi Formation - 21 June PAS 2017 Airbus, Airbus - Master Films - Pascal Pigeyre
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21 June 2017

Forum Emploi Formation - 21 June PAS 2017

Airbus' presence at the ‘Avion des Métiers’ and ‘Forum Emploi Formation’ areas dedicated to careers, training and employment in the aerospace industry.

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18 June 2017

PAS 2017 19 June: Tiger helicopter at the static display

Tiger helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show static display

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16 May 2017

A350 XWB_Airbus Iron Bird

Laid out in a rough approximation of an A350 XWB’s final size and shape (the wings are folded back to conserve space), Airbus’ Iron Bird test rig integrates the electrics, hydraulics and flight controls of the aircraft in an easy-to-access framework where these major systems can be tested and validated

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A350-1000_Early Long Flight – boarding Airbus, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
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12 May 2017

A350-1000_Early Long Flight – boarding

Coming aboard the A350-1000 at Airbus’ headquarters location in Toulouse, France, Airbus employees are welcomed as passengers for the A350-1000’s Early Long Flight, which put the stretched fuselage A350 XWB variant’s cabin systems through their paces during 12 hours aloft

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A350-1000_Early Long Flight – preflight MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE Herve - MasterFilms
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12 May 2017

A350-1000_Early Long Flight – preflight

Airbus utilised one of three A350-1000s employed in the jetliner’s test and certification programme for the Early Long Flight to confirm this A350 XWB version’s cabin comfort and systems maturity

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A350-1000_Early Long Flight – preflight 2 Airbus, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
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12 May 2017

A350-1000_Early Long Flight – preflight 2

Passengers for the A350-1000’s Early Long Flight were Airbus employees selected based on their contributions to the A350 XWB’s development, manufacture and assembly

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A350-1000_Early Long Flight – flight 1 Airbus, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
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12 May 2017

A350-1000_Early Long Flight – flight 1

The A350-1000’s Early Long Flight, taking off from and landing back at Airbus’ Toulouse, France headquarters location, was operated as closely as possible to a typical airline trip

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A350-1000_Early Long Flight – cockpit 2 Airbus, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
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12 May 2017

A350-1000_Early Long Flight – cockpit 2

Piloting the A350-1000 during its Early Long Flight was an experienced Airbus flight crew

A350-1000_Early Long Flight – takeoff MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE Herve - MasterFilms
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12 May 2017

A350-1000_Early Long Flight – takeoff

Taking off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, the A350-1000 begins its Early Long Flight, which traced a 12-hour flightpath around Europe, enabling passengers to evaluate the jetliner’s cabin systems in realistic conditions

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