Airbus A350-1000 First flight crew (Image: Airbus)
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3rd A350-1000 about to come online

The 3rd A350-100 aircraft is about to join the test fleet at Airbus. The aircraft , whose wings are made at Broughton in North Wales is the final aircraft to operate that will share the load certification testing for the type. The job of the 3rd aircraft will be to [read more]

Airbus A321 Neo (Image: Airbus)
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Airbus NEO order is first of 2017

Airbus has received its first airliner order of 2017 and it’s from US-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group. The order for 35 aircraft including 30 x A320NEO, 2 x A320 and 3 x A321NEO also includes and option for a further 10 A320NEO. The Airbus A320 family. The deal is [read more]

Airbus A350XWB (Credit: Airbus)
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Airbus gets £26bn boost at Farnborough

Airbus has netted orders worth £26bn at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) from airlines across the globe. The European airframer came to Farnborough with a heavy focus on its New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft including the Airbus A330NEO and A320NEO Family. Single aisle airliners accounted for the majority of [read more]

Airbus A350XWB (Credit: Airbus)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus update shows challenging year

Airbus has said that it faces a “challenging year” when it released its 1st Quarter update. The airframer which employs over 6000 people in Wales had anticipated the challenging start to 2016 however it does expect the commercial outlook to improve as the year progresses. The new orders for the [read more]

A350-1000 Wing Production
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Airbus improves wing assembly at Broughton

Airbus has improved the wing assembly procedure for the Airbus A350XWB at its Broughton plant in North Wales. When Airbus designed the wing for the A350 it was designed to be built horizontally as opposed to the traditional vertical build. The advantage being the wing never has to be rotated [read more]