• Relive the A320neo’s historic first flight

    A “new” leader in single-aisle efficiency took to the skies for the first time on 25 September 2014 with the maiden flight of Airbus’ A320neo (new engine option) jetliner. Step “on-board” the no. 1 NEO aircraft with flight test crew and experience the sights and sounds of this historic day in Airbus’ “best of” video. Highlighting the A320neo’s approximately two-and-a-half-hour mission – which took off and landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport – this clip also includes planeside comments from the flight test crew. 

     produced on 25 September 2014
    duration : 3 minutes 28 seconds
  • Gearing up for the A320neo first flight

    Fernando Alonso, Head of Airbus Flight & Integration Test Centre, provides details on the upcoming A320neo maiden flight in this interview from the Farnborough International Airshow.

     produced on 18 July 2014
    duration : 1 minute 29 seconds
  • Airbus’ Beluga celebrates 20 years in the air

    The Beluga, both the oddest looking and one of the most popular aircraft in the Airbus family is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the air. The cargo plane affectionately named after the Arctic white whale is responsible for ferrying crucial parts including new wings and fuselage sections between factories across Europe. It will see its work rate double as Airbus ramps up production along its assembly lines to meet a backlog of orders that stretches nearly 8 years.

     produced on 11 September 2014
    duration : 3 minutes 54 seconds
  • A350 XWB route proving: The jetliner’s fourth trip

    Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB completed its four-trip route-proving campaign – which is designed to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations and is part of the final stage toward certification. On its fourth trip, this highly-efficient jetliner made stops in Doha, Qatar, Perth, Australia, Moscow, Russia and Helsinki, Finland to wrap up a campaign that amassed some 81,700 naut. mi. in approximately 180 flight hours. The A350 XWB performed as expected and on schedule at each destination, and is expected to achieve Type Certification in the third quarter of 2014. 

     produced on 15 August 2014
    duration : 6 minutes 43 seconds
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