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Wednesday May 22, 2019

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Airbus A350 completes cold weather trials

Airbus’ A350 XWB MSN3 development aircraft, along with a team of 48 Airbus specialists has completed cold weather trials at Iqaluit, Canada.

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Tour the Emirates A380 streetview style

Have you ever wanted to take a stroll inside the the A380? Google Maps and Emirates have combined forces to allow a virtual tour of the Worlds Biggest airliner.

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Boeing accelerates 787 production

Boeing has rolled out the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built at the rate of 10 airplanes per month, the fastest rate ever for a twin-aisle aircraft. The airplane, a 787-8 and the 155th Dreamliner built, will be delivered to International Lease Finance Corp. for operation by Aeromexico.

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SaudiGulf orders 16 Bombardier CSeries CS300, another 10 options

The UAE's latest start-up SaudiGulf Airlines has ordered 16 Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliners, with another 10 options, during the Bahrain air show.

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Airbus A350 wing passes ultimate-load test

Airbus successfully performed the ultimate load test of the A350 XWB’s wing in December 2013, applying loads up to 1.5 times higher than those the aircraft would ever encounter in its entire in-service life. At ultimate load, the A350 XWB wingtip deflection exceeds five metres.

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Airbus U.S. employees begin training in Hamburg

As Airbus continues its preparatory work before production starts at its new U.S.-based A320 Family assembly line in Mobile, Alabama,  the first line production engineers and support staff for the facility have begun training at Hamburg, Germany.

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Airbus passes the 1,000-aircraft delivery mark in China

Airbus has surpassed the 1,000-aircraft delivery mark in China, underscoring the popularity of its modern jetliner product line across this major aviation market – which will continue to grow during the coming years.

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Boeing moves 777X to high-speed wind tunnel

Boeing has announced that high-speed wind tunnel tests have started for the Boeing 777X. Testing began last week at Boeing's Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle. The announcement signals Boeing's move towards initial design freeze for the new widebody airliner.

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New 787 battery incident, notable for all the right reasons

The January 14th Dreamliner incident is just the latest in a string of battery issued that have troubled the new airliner. However, this latest incident is notable for all the right reasons.

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