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    BelugaXL: The Latest Airbus Whale Takes Off In Style

    On July 19th 2018 the Airbus A330-700XL F-WBXL took to the skies for the first time. The aircraft, more commonly referred to as the BelugaXL, took off from Toulouse-Blagnac in France at 1030 local time. The flight crew was Captain Christophe Cail, Co-Pilot Bernardo Saez-Benito Hernandez, and Test-Flight Engineer Jean Michel Pin. Additional flight test engineers […] More

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    A380 draws giant Christmas Tree over Germany

    Who said flying an extended airliner test flight is boring? On December 13, 2017 an Airbus A380 testpilot did some pretty cool stuff in the sky by ‘drawing’ a giant Christmas Tree on a flightpath over Germany and Denmark during a testflight of the Airbus A380, soon to be flown by Emirates, the carrier from […] More

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    The Giant Beluga Fleet Keeps Airbus Jet Production Humming

    They are Airbus’s delivery ships of the sky. The Airbus A300-600ST Beluga is built using many of the components from the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner. The ST in the designator stands for the original name: Super Transporter. It is a super transporter, but the name Beluga stuck and hasn’t let go.   There are a total […] More

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    Airbus Launches Their Next Generation Fleet For a Formation Photo Shoot

    The A330-200, A350, A320NEO, and A380 take to the skies in impressive form. Airbus is one of the largest producers of commercial aircraft to have ever existed. The French company has several aircraft in operation, billions of dollars in revenue, and many different technological advancements to its name in the aviation world. It is no surprise […] More

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    Watch Airbus Paint Its New A350-1000 Long-Range Twin

    Airbus hopes this new jet is the 777 killer. The A350 is Airbus’s technologically advanced answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  Instead of a direct competitor, the A350 series spans the gap between the 787 and larger 777.  Now, Airbus is getting closer to flying the new Airbus A350-1000.  The largest of the A350 series, […] More

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    Is Next Major Air Show A Barometer For International Aviation?

    The next big international airshow will take place in England. The Farnborough Air Show in July will help determine if the international aviation industry is ascending, descending or maintaining altitude. That will no doubt be a debate over the next six months considering that last week’s Singapore Airshow wrapped up with several mixed messages. While Asia, […] More

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