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The A350 XWB receives high marks from passengers during its Early Long Flight evaluations

4 June 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB made a strong first impression with “passengers” during two successful Early Long Flights this week, which both took off and landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France.

Airbus’ Beluga and the French Air Force aerobatic demo team join up for a milestone formation flight

2 June 2014 Feature story

An Airbus Beluga transporter aircraft took to the skies above Toulouse, France for a memorable formation flight with the French Air Force’s famed “Patrouille de France” aerobatic demonstration team.

Now boarding: The A350 XWB takes off on its first passenger flight as part of ongoing evaluations

2 June 2014 Feature story

As preparations continue for the A350 XWB’s first delivery later in 2014, Airbus is ensuring this next-generation widebody jetliner provides an unmatched cabin experience with the initial flight test carrying a full passenger load – which commenced today from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France.

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The A350 XWB goes “hot and cold” during climatic testing in Florida

27 May 2014 Feature story

The first-ever testing of an Airbus aircraft at the U.S. Air Force’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory subjected the A350 XWB and its various systems and cabin installations to a full range of conditions for further maturity and operability verifications prior to this new jetliner’s delivery start-up lat...

Making the connection: The A380 reinforces Asiana Airlines’ position on long-haul and regional routes

26 May 2014 Feature story

Asiana Airlines – which today received its initial Airbus A380 – is ready to become the latest worldwide operator to “own the sky” with this highly efficient aircraft.

As the first of six 21st century Airbus flagship jetliners Asiana Airlines has ordered, the A380 will provide key capacity, premium...

A strong partnership: Asiana Airlines and Airbus take a major step together with the A380

26 May 2014 Feature story

Airbus and Asiana Airlines are marking the next chapter in their nearly two-decade relationship with today’s delivery of the South Korea-based carrier’s first double-deck A380 jetliner.

“This is a very historic moment for Asiana Airlines, which is an important customer for Airbus’ entire modern pro...

55 million passengers and counting: Airbus’ A380 proves its worldwide appeal

26 May 2014 Feature story

The initial A380 delivery to Asiana Airlines – which becomes the 11th worldwide operator – once again highlights the continued popularity of Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner with both airlines and passengers alike. 

Taking off or landing every five minutes on average around the globe, th...

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