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Asia-Pacific to drive demand for bigger and more efficient aircraft

25 February 2013 Press Release

Demand for nearly 10,000 new aircraft, including over 3,800 widebodies

Another A350 XWB takes shape in Toulouse

19 February 2013 Feature story

Build-up of the third A350 XWB is now underway at Airbus’ Toulouse, France final assembly line as preparations continue for the next-generation jetliner’s upcoming flight and certification campaign.

Airbus activates “Plan B” for the A350 XWB batteries

15 February 2013 Press Release

Reverts back to nickel cadmium technology

A350 XWB’s Trent XWB engine achieves EASA type certification

7 February 2013 Press Release

Engine certification paves the way for A350 XWB first flight in the summer

The A350 XWB jetliner makes its first flight…virtually

4 February 2013 Feature story

In preparation for the maiden takeoff of Airbus’ new A350 XWB jetliner later this year, the “Aircraft Zero” test bed has started its virtual first flight campaign.



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