The First Airbus Wing Of Tomorrow prototype
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Airbus completes first “wing of tomorrow” prototype

Airbus has reached a major milestone in its “Wing of Tomorrow” programme with the completion of the first full-size prototype. The composite wing cover and was produced at the National Composite Centre in Bristol before being assembled by a team at Airbus’ Filton site. The wing cover was then shipped [read more]

An Airbus A350-1000XWB touches down at Farnborough (Image: TransportMedia UK)
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Airbus targets more efficient flights

Airbus, along with partners Air France, DSNA, and french air navigation provider ANSP is working towards the development of more efficient gate to gate flying as an interim measure ahead of more efficient aircraft. The project is part of the Albatross initiative and will demonstrate the feasibility of implementing more [read more]

Airbus A321neo (Image: Airbus)
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Airbus deliveries July 2021

Figures for July 2021 show that Airbus delivered 47 aircraft to 32 customers for the period and had a net order gain of just two aircraft. 45 of those aircraft were single-aisle airliners from the A320 family to airlines including Wizz Air, Bamboo and Air Austral. The remaining two deliveries [read more]

BN2T-4S Islander
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Britten-Norman eyes export for ex-MOD islanders

Isle of Wight based Britten-Normal has acquired a number of BN2T-4S Islander aircraft that have served with the UK’s Ministry of Defence under a short-term urgent operational requirement. The aircraft have been operating in a surveillance role under the military designation Defender 4000 (D4K) both in the UK and overseas. [read more]

Airbus BelugaXL (Image: TransportMediaUK)
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BelugaXL No4 takes flight from Toulouse

The fourth aircraft for Airbus’ Transport fleet took flight from Toulouse yesterday (20th July) for its maiden flight and preparation for entry into service. BelugaXL No4 is the latest oversized transport aircraft to join Airbus Transport International (ATI) to move components such and wings and fuselage sections from Airbus sites [read more]

A320neo-Airbus-MSN6286-PW
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Airbus launches cloud-based pilot training service

Airbus has launched a new cloud-based pilot training service for recurrent and initial type rating training for its A320 family of aircraft. The Mobile Airbus Training Experience (MATe) gives subscribers access to a wealth of training materials including a 3D interactive virtual cockpit. The system has been built on the [read more]