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Coming together (at last) – final assembly of first A350

Much as the title suggests, Airbus’s newest airliner is slowly coming together at Toulouse and final assembly of the first aircraft has begun. Credit: Airbus

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Rolls-Royce Trent XWB’s maiden sortie

Much as the title suggests – here’s Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB powerplant, which will eventually power the Airbus A350, on its maiden flight on board Airbus’s A380 MSN1 flying test bed. Credit: Airbus

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Airbus bolts Trent XWB to flying testbed

Very much as the title of the post suggests: Airbus has mounted the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine to its A380 flying testbed as it gears up to launch the flight test campaign. With its 118-inch diameter fan, it’s fair to describe the engine, which will power the A350, as “quite big really”. Credit: Airbus

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The inevitable Air France KLM A350 order

Today’s news that the Franco-Dutch carrier is to order 25 A350-900s (and 25 Boeing 787s) was probably one of the worst kept secrets of the year. However, it has provided us with a couple of nicely rendered images of the aircraft in their respective liveries. Nice to see that both background images are virtually identical, just cropped […]

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A350 final assembly to begin “before end 2011″

Airbus has indicated a schedule slip for A350 development, no longer identifying the third quarter of 2011 as the date for commencing final assembly, instead stating only that it will begin before the end of the year. Continue reading…

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A NASA airliner concept

Predicting what lies in store over the next 100 years of aviation is challenging. The framework for the near term (the next 20 or 30 years) is already in place, with new airliner programmes such as the Airbus A350, A380 and Boeing 787. And six teams are studying advanced airliner concepts for NASA. Advancements in military […]

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