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Confirming A350 XWB safety with lightning strike evaluations

29 April 2013 Feature story

Lightning strike testing has been performed for the A350 XWB, completing a key required step in preparations for this next-generation Airbus jetliner’s maiden flight.

Airbus to further expand the A350 XWB’s Catalogue offering for Premium Economy Seating

9 April 2013 Press Release

• Offering even more interior choices for A350 XWB operators

• EADS Sogerma to introduce a new seat model into the A350 XWB catalogue

• Joining Zodiac in enriching the A350 XWB’s Premium Economy Seating offer

Airbus installs Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and Honeywell APU on A350 XWB MSN001

26 March 2013 Press Release

Airbus has installed on the first flight-test A350 XWB (MSN001) its two flight-ready Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and is also installing the new Honeywell HGT1700 auxiliary power unit (APU) at Airbus’ production facilities in Toulouse (France).

The new Trent engines were both received from UTC Aer...

First A350 XWB with wings complete emerges for outdoor testing

26 February 2013 Press Release

The first A350 XWB – MSN001 – now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing, from Roger Béteille A350 XWB FAL “Station 30” to the Clément Ader area “Station 18” in Toulouse. The aircraft is structurally complete and shows the installed winglets, belly fairing panels,...

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



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