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China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs

26 April 2017 Press Release

China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft. 

China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, the...

The A350-1000 makes a big splash during water trough testing

12 April 2017 Feature story

Performed this month at the Istres Air Force Base in southern France, the A350-1000 was purposely run along an inundated surface to demonstrate the robustness of the aircraft and to secure its maturity from entry-into-service.

For these tests, crewmembers progressively accelerated the aircraft thro...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

23 March 2017 Press Release

With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after ...

Air Caraïbes takes delivery of its first A350-900, opening up a new era in air transport to the French Caribbean

28 February 2017 Press Release

With this latest delivery, Air Caraïbes becomes the first French airline to operate the A350 XWB. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on 28 February. It will take off at 14:00 heading for Paris Orly Sud before embarking on ...

Aircraft lifecycle from design to operations

27 February 2017 Feature story

When the A350-1000 and A330neo (new engine option) enter service as Airbus’ latest jetliner family members, these aircraft will have completed a comprehensive process called the development lifecycle. 

The lifecycle’s guiding principle is to provide “key deliverables” at each milestone – which...

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