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Aviation Week's Lifetime Achievement Recipient: John Leahy 2

The Airbus story is inextricably linked with John Leahy’s career....More
Jun 12, 2014

Pictures: Flying In The Airbus A350

Aviation Week editors were on board the first A350 demo flight...More
Jun 13, 2014

Podcast: Airbus, the A350 and other musings from Toulouse

I was in Toulouse this week, along with Joe Anselmo and Jens Flottau, for the annual Airbus Innovation Days, which are normally two days of briefings from senior Airbus executives...More
Oct 22, 2012

Photo: A350 XWB vertical tail plane in Airbus livery

Airbus has released this photo of the first flyable A350 XWB's (MSN1) 10 metre tall vertical tail plane in Airbus livery. This is the first A350 component to be painted in the blue and white Airbus livery....More
Mar 21, 2014

First Look: Inside the Airbus A350

Airbus has flown its A350-900 test aircraft MSN3 to Singapore, marking its first full air show debut. Aviation Week's Jens Flottau was on board earlier today. Here are his snaps from inside the aircraft, which is fully loaded with test equipment....More
Nov 23, 2012

Photos: Airbus Moves First A350 Airframe To Static Test Hall

Airbus has moved the A350-900 static test airframe from the final assembly hall across the airport to the L34 static test hall. The airframe will be put into a rig ahead of about one year of static testing. The campaign includes ultimate load tests and margin research....More
Jun 6, 2012

What Will the First A350 Cabin Look Like?

Qatar Airways may be the first airline due to receive the A350, but it will not be the first cabin to see the light of day. Airbus will have two cabin-equipped A350s as part of the flight test program. The set-up: 42 business class seats and 210 economy class seats. But it will be some time before any of those materialize.  ...More
Apr 7, 2014

Airbus reveals A350 cabin - first pictures

Airbus has presented the cabin of its new Airbus A350...More
Feb 27, 2014

Photos: Airbus A350 MSN2 Goes Flying

MSN002, the first Airbus A350 with a full passenger cabin installed, took off at 12:00 local time today from Toulouse, France for its maiden flight. Here are some photos of the test aircraft with its carbon-inspired livery....More
Jan 15, 2014

Airbus A350 Load Testing Completed

Airbus completed ultimate load testing of the A350 wing in December. Loads 1.5 times higher than would ever be expected in airline service have been applied to the wings of the static test airframe in Toulouse. ...More
Jan 9, 2014

Airbus A350 Postcards from Bolivia

Airbus has issued these photos of MSN3 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The development A350XWB is in Bolivia for a series of high altitude tests at Cochabamba (8,300 feet above sea level) and La Paz (13,300 feet)....More
Nov 4, 2013

Picture: Final A350 Test Aircraft Enters Final Assembly Line

MSN5, the fifth and final flight test A350, has entered the final assembly line in Toulouse. It's the second flight test aircraft to feature a passenger cabin used to perform cabin related flight tests, according to Airbus....More
Oct 16, 2013

MSN3 In Pictures

Here are some photos of the second Airbus A350 flight test aircraft, MSN3, which completed its first flight from Toulouse Blagnac Airport on Monday 14 October.All photos: EADS...More
Jun 24, 2013

Watch Live: Airbus A350 First Flight

The first Airbus A350XWB, test aircraft MSN001, is taking to the air today.  Airbus has provided a live feed from the historic event. Watch it here....More
Jun 24, 2013

Latest A350 Photos: MSN001 Almost Ready To Fly

The engines are running and first flight is imminent. Aviation Week is here in Toulouse getting a full briefing on the A350 program from Airbus, and the highlight of the visit was a photo opportunity outside MSN001. Enjoy! (photos: Rupa Haria / Aviation Week)...More
Jun 24, 2013

In Pictures: First Flight of the Airbus A350 - After the Landing

Our Jens Flottau was on the ground in Toulouse for the first flight. These photos he took give some first impressions after the landing....More
Jun 14, 2013

In Pictures: First Flight of the Airbus A350 - Take Off

The first A350, MSN001, took off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at 10 a.m. local time, launching a flight test campaign that will last around one year.  First flight is expected to last around four hours. The aircraft will fly over the runway shortly before 2 p.m. and then return for landing. (all images are screen grabs from the Airbus live video feed)...More
Jun 3, 2013

A350 First Flight: We'll Do It When We're Ready, Says Leahy

These photo of the first engine run of MSN001 on Sunday sparked excitement amongst the industry here in Cape Town on the eve of the IATA annual general assembly, with lots of chatter speculating whether the A350-900 will fly over Le Bourget during the Paris air show in two weeks....More
Mar 29, 2013

A350 gets ready to power up

The engines and auxiliary power unit have been installed on the first flight test Airbus A350-900 (MSN001) in Toulouse, marking a significant milestone on the road to aircraft completion and the beginning of powered ground tests. Airbus...More
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