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Airbus A350, A Boeing Dreamliner Rival, Completes World Tour, Last Step To Certification

Airbus A350, A Boeing Dreamliner Rival, Completes World Tour, Last Step To Certification

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Airbus A350, the world’s newest wide-body commercial aircraft, just completed an important step in its certification process by finishing a 20-day, 14-stop journey that took the $295 million jet around the world in 180 flight hours. “We are set for the Type Certification in the coming weeks, as planned,” Fernando Alonso, senior vice president […]

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A350 at Farnborough [VIDEO]

A350 at Farnborough [VIDEO]

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. A350 at Farnborough…

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IAG Firms Up Order for 8 Airbus A350-900 Jets for Iberia

IAG Firms Up Order for 8 Airbus A350-900 Jets for Iberia

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

International Airlines Group (IAG) has converted eight A350-900 options into firm orders for Iberia. The airline becomes a new customer for the fast-selling A350XWB Family. The aircraft will be equipped with efficient Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines and will deliver huge operational benefits through Airbus’ unique family values. IAG secured commercial terms for the A350 […]

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Airbus A350 XWB Flight Test Campaign On Track for Certification This Year

Airbus A350 XWB Flight Test Campaign On Track for Certification This Year

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus’ “Xtra” work is paying off as the five-aircraft test fleet’s activity remains on-track for this jetliner’s certification in the third quarter, with the first customer delivery – to Qatar Airways – before the end of 2014. Making its Farnborough Airshow debut this week, the A350 XWB’s high-profile appearance represents a pause in the busy […]

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Air Mauritius Orders Six Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft

Air Mauritius Orders Six Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Air Mauritius, the flag carrier of Mauritius has decided to expand and modernise its long-haul fleet with a Memorandum of Understanding for four A350-900 aircraft. The agreement was announced during the Farnborough International Airshow 2014. The airline has also announced that it is leasing two more A350-900s. The 6 A350 XWB will be operated on […]

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On Track for Certification: The A350 XWB Flight Test Campaign Marks Key Milestones

On Track for Certification: The A350 XWB Flight Test Campaign Marks Key Milestones

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus’ flight test department is moving at full-speed with all five A350-900 developmental aircraft now flying – a fleet that has accumulated more than 2,100 total hours in over 500 flights. Among the key recent achievements of the programme are crosswind tests with MSN001 in Keflavik, Iceland; MSN003’s hot-weather test campaign in Al Ain, United […]

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Airbus A350 XWB Full-Flight Simulator is Readied for Airline Flight Crews

Airbus A350 XWB Full-Flight Simulator is Readied for Airline Flight Crews

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus’ initial A350 XWB full-flight simulator – located at the company’s Flight Training Centre in Toulouse – is nearing the start-up of training operations with airline flight crews. Installed several months ago, this training device has been fine-tuned using data from the A350 XWB’s flight tests and is getting ready for its qualification process with […]

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5th and Final Airbus A350 Test Aircraft Flies

5th and Final Airbus A350 Test Aircraft Flies

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the first flight today of A350 MSN005, the five-strong development fleet is now complete. Being the second passenger cabin-equipped A350 and tasked with route proving and ETOPS validation, MSN005 embodies the operationally definitive configuration for Type Certification duties. This milestone means that the A350 XWB development programme is at full speed and on track […]

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Airbus A350 XWB Completes Hot Weather Testing

Airbus A350 XWB Completes Hot Weather Testing

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus’ A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN3) has completed hot weather testing in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The objective of the tests is to check the behaviour of the engines and aircraft systems at temperatures reaching above 40°C. The aircraft performed several tests in flight as well as on the ground, including heat soak […]

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Emirates Cancels Order for 70 Airbus A350 Jets

Emirates Cancels Order for 70 Airbus A350 Jets

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus suffered a major blow on Wednesday to its latest commercial jet program after one of its largest customers, Emirates Airlines, said it had decided to cancel a multibillion-dollar order for 70 long-range planes. The news comes just months before the new jet, the A350-XWB, is due to enter service, prompting some analysts to wonder […]

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