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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. …

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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. …

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Airbus Increases Seating Capacity for A320neo to 189 Seats, 240 for A320neo

| July 5, 2014 | 3 Comments

In offering even more efficiency for airline operators, Airbus is increasing seating capacity for A320neo (new engine option) and A320ceo (current engine option) jetliners to 189 seats, while also adding 20 more seats for A321neo aircraft to accommodate 240 passengers in an efficient high-density, all-economy layout. …

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Airbus Partners with Lamda Guard to Evaluate an Innovative Laser Strike Protection

| June 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

A breakthrough technology that could protect pilots from potentially hazardous laser sources will be evaluated by Airbus through an agreement signed with Canadian-based Lamda Guard. …

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Airbus’ Initial A320neo Reaches Advanced Stage in its Final Assembly

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Final assembly of the first Airbus A320neo is advancing rapidly in Toulouse, France, putting this “new engine option” jetliner programme on track for its maiden flight later this year, to be followed by the initial customer delivery in 2015. …

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Airbus Starts Final Assembly of A320neo

| March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Airbus has started final assembly of the first A320neo at its Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France), with the join-up of the forward and aft fuselage sections which recently arrived from St. Nazaire in France and Hamburg in Germany respectively. …

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Airbus and Korean Air Aerospace Celebrate 1000th Sharklet Delivery

| February 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Airbus and Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) today celebrated the handover of the 1,000th fuel-saving Sharklet for the A320 Family and 25 years of partnership at a special ceremony at the Korean manufacturer’s facility in Busan. …

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Will Boeing Lose $1.9 Trillion, and This Major Market, to Airbus?

| February 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

On Feb. 9, Boeing released its 20-year market forecast for the Asia-Pacific region. The good news is the 20-year market for new airplanes is valued at $1.9 trillion. The bad news is Boeing faces stiff competition from its chief rival, European Aeronautical Defense and Space’s Airbus. Here’s what else you need to know. …

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Airbus A350 XWB Makes Debut at Doha, Qatar [PHOTOS]

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

An A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN3) has made its premiere appearance at Doha’s new Hamad international airport, on its way to the Singapore Airshow. The visit is part of the Entry-into-Service preparations between Airbus and Qatar Airways, the A350 XWB launch customer, who will take delivery of its first A350 XWB in Q4 this […]

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Boeing, SilkAir Begins Transition to All 737 Fleet Leaving Airbus

| February 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Boeing and SilkAir celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery also marked the start of the Singapore-based airline’s transition to an all-Boeing fleet. Over the coming years, Boeing will deliver a total of 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s to SilkAir. …

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