Wednesday May 22, 2019

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Worlds longest aircraft unveiled in UK

The world’s largest aircraft which can stay airborne for up to three weeks and will be vital in delivering several tonnes of humanitarian aid has been unveiled.

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RAF aircraft fly with 3D printed parts

RAF Tornado fighter jets have flown with parts made using 3D printing technology for the first time, defence company BAE Systems has said.

The metal components were used in test flights from the firm's airfield at Warton, Lancashire, late last month.

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Amazon's unmanned drones aims for 30 min delivery

In a story lifted straight from the world of science fiction, internet retailer Amazon has just disclosed details of 'Prime Air'. A project that hopes to deliver packets with the use autonomous, unmanned multi-rotor drones.

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Airbus partnership aims to help aircraft “avoid” volcanic ash dangers

Attached to an Airbus A340-300 in-house jetliner, the Airborne Volcanic Object Imaging Detector (AVOID) technology

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easyJet Airbus and Nicarnica Aviation successfully create first ever significant artificial ash cloud for test purposes

easyJet, the UK's largest airline, along with its partners Airbus and Nicarnica Aviation, has successfully completed the final stage of testing for the AVOID volcanic ash technology through a unique experiment involving the creation of an artificial ash cloud.

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A320neo programme starts first major-component assembly

Airbus has achieved assembly of the engine pylon for the first A320neo to fly. The pylon (depicted below), which has just

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Airbus’ newest A330 version “The right aircraft right now” for domestic and regional operations

Its increased capacity of 356-400 seats – combined with a lower operational weight, optimised thrust engines, a

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European tour for Airbus’ A330 highlights the widebody aircraft family’s 1 000th delivery

Airbus’ in-house A330 developmental aircraft visited the company’s facilities across Europe this month, marking the

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Rostec and Airbus Launch Russian Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Airbus and RT-Biotekhprom (Rostec Group) signed a

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