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BMI aircraft, an image that is soon going to be history

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First A330-200F for Yangtze River Express

We love a freighter round these parts, and here’s a shot of a fresh-off-the-production-line Airbus A330-200F, destined for Chinese carrier Yangtze River Express. The airline, part of HNA Group, has five of the type on order. Credit: French Frogs Aviation Pics

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Aerolia, once Airbus, delivers nose section for first A350

The nose section has been loaded on to aircraft MSN001, the first A350 XWB, by Aerolia at its Méaulte, France facility onto a heavily modified A300-600ST Beluga. The structure is the “face” of the new long-range jetliner from Airbus, which will enter final assembly before the end of the year. The construction of the nose […]

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Airbus prepares to transport first A350 upper wing-cover

Picture credit: Airbus  Airbus is preparing to transport the first A350 upper wing-cover from Germany to the airframer’s main wing facility in the UK. It has loaded the upper cover, manufactured at its Stade plant, onto one of its A300-600ST freighters for transit to Broughton over the next few days. Continue reading…

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A330 tanker arrives in Bournemouth, UK

Picture credit: Cobham Aviation Services This A330 airtanker arrived into Bournemouth on 26 August. For more read this picture story below. PICTURES: UK conversion work to start on A330 tanker

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Airbus unveils future cabin concept circa 2050


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EBACE: New livery for Airbus corporate jets

Airbus has introduced new names, branding and colours for its corporate jets, in a move aimed at reflecting commonality throughout the family and the modernity of the jetliners. The words “Airbus ACJ” will now precede the model of the airliner from which each corporate jet is derived, with the A318 Elite becoming the Airbus ACJ318; […]

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A380 at Airbus Family Day winner in Best of the Rest cover competition

The Airbus A380 made its airshow flying debut long ago, but every performance still generates wonderful photo ops. AirSpace photographer HummelfX captured one of those moments at Airbus Family Day with a Canon 40D and won a place in our cover competition’s Best of the Rest grouping. Look out for details next November for 2011′s […]

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Q&A With Jonathan Norris, Airbus VP For Cabin Design

Jonathan Norris, formerly A350 XWB cabin and cargo programme manager, is Airbus‘s vice-president cabin design, responsible for new development. He is a chartered engineer with the UK Royal Aeronautical Society. What sparked your interest in aviation? As a child I was introduced to aviation through my uncle, who was in the Royal Air Force and who was […]

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Q&A With Vukile Dumani, Airbus UK’s Filton apprentic of the year

Zimbabwean Vukile Dumani has been named Airbus UK’s Filton apprentice of the year. He completed his higher engineering studies in September and is now a specialist engineer in non-destructive testing. What does your job in non-destructive testing involve? I use NDT techniques to look for defects in aluminium, carbonfibre and other materials like steel. We […]

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