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.
On 28 February 2017, Air Caraïbes took delivery of its first A350-900 to become the 11th operator worldwide to receive this environmentally-friendly, new-generation widebody aircraft.
Follow the initial Air India A320neo as it advances through the manufacturing process – beginning with the delivery of components to the final assembly line and concluding with this milestone jetliner in flight.
Follow the initial Lufthansa A350 XWB as it advances through the manufacturing process – from delivery of components to the final assembly line in Toulouse, France and concluding with the milestone jetliner in flight. <div>Visit the <a href="http://www.a350xwb.com/delivery/lufthansa/">A350XWB delivery page</a></div>
The first A350 XWB for TAM Airlines – delivered 16 December 2015 – takes shape in this video clip. It highlights the delivery of components, assembly, painting and other key production steps, and concludes with the milestone widebody jetliner in flight.
Follow the initial Ethiopian Airlines A350 XWB as it advances through the manufacturing process – from delivery of components to the final assembly line in Toulouse, France, and concluding with the milestone jetliner in flight.
During a special ceremony on 13 October 2011, Airbus opened its new production facility for the assembly of A350 XWB carbon fibre composite wings in Wales. Key moments from the event are highlighted in this video clip, which includes comments from First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones; Tom Enders, President and CEO of Airbus; and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
During a ceremony at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Air New Zealand received its first A320 jetliner outfitted with fuel-saving Sharklet wingtip devices – which are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the A320neo Family. This video clip includes highlights from the handover event.
In this video montage, the first A380 for South Korea’s Asiana Airlines takes shape at Airbus production facilities ahead of its 26 May 2014 delivery. Asiana will be the 11th operator worldwide to receive Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner.
The Airbus A350 XWB is shaping the future of air travel by offering a new-generation aircraft that is best suited to the market’s requirements for size, range, revenue generation, passenger comfort and the environment. Key details related to the A350 XWB are highlighted in this video clip.
Juanjo Baeza, Airbus flight engineer, talks about benefits of Winglets, which allows transport of more payload over larger distances in hot and high conditions.