Airbus Beluga XL completes its first loaded test flight

Beluga XL

Airbus’ mammoth cargo plane, the Beluga XL, has been spotted over the UK this week. It’s just completed its inaugural flight test, carrying a set of A350 wings from Bremen to Toulouse for the first time. Based on an A330 fuselage with a bulbous extension on top, the Beluga XL is the successor to the […]

Emirates signs deal for 40 Airbus A330-900s and 30 A350-900s

A330 Emirates

Emirates have announced that they have reached an agreement with Airbus¬†which will reduce their orders for the A380, instead adding more A330 and A350s in their place. Emirates will receive 14 more Airbus A380s by the end of 2021, bringing its total A380 order book to 123 units. The airline has also announced an order […]

A350 shines at Paris Air Show

A350 XWB F-WXWB flies over Le Bourget. Image credit: famille.sebile on Flickr.

Airbus followed up its earlier test flight of the all new A350 with a spectacular fly-past at the Paris Air Show this week. A350 XWB F-WXWB, the very first A350 built flew over Le Bourget to the delight of spectators on its third test flight since the maiden voyage on 14 June. The new Airbus […]

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