Arabnet Digital Summit 2013

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Arabnet Digital Summit 2013 is just around the corner with 3 days of amazing networking possibilities with the spear heads of the Digital world in the MENA region which begins from June 23, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.

This year’s ArabNet Digital Summit will feature a new and exciting segment, the Digital Showcase where participating entrepreneurs will showcase their enterprises,  products or services, and have an oppurtunity to connect with investors, media, and potential clients.

I will run a blog post at the end of each day (hopefully) with a brief of daily activities. Do keep a look out here.

You can also follow me @acepilotkhan or @Krikorianm @shivasingh @moeys on Twitter who will be tweeting live from the summit.

 

Photo: For illustration purposes from Arabnet Conference FB page.

Airbus 350 XWB Maiden Flight

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Thousands of Airbus Employees, Aviation enthusiasts and many more watching online witnessed the Maiden flight of Airbus 350 XWB from the Blagnac airport in Tolouse, France.

The air frame conducting today’s maiden flight is a A 350-900 variant of the A 350 XWB family program. This aircraft from Airbus is the direct competitor of Boeing’s trouble hit yet popular B 787 also known as Boeing Dreamliner.

This first flight marks the beginning of a test campaign totaling around 2,500 flight hours. Airbus will have 5 aircraft’s of the current model in the Test program of A 350 XWB for certification purposes. Two of these aircraft’s will be fit with cabins for testing procedures before the 1st entry into airline service in the second half of 2014 with first operator Qatar Airways.

Here are some highlights of the Maiden flight of A 350 XWB

A350 XWB Chief Test Pilot, Peter Chandler live from cockpit

You can know more and follow all the latest news and details on the A 350 XWB Website: http://www.a350xwb.com/

Photo Credit: Airbus Website

Airbus Announces A350 XWB First Flight

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Airbus has officially announced that their newest model A350 XWB will take to the skies on its maiden flight on Friday, 14th June.

A350 XWB “MSN1” will take off from its Toulouse headquarters – Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time which will be witnessed by all Airbus employees based at Toulouse and many other online.

“The A350 XWB flight test teams are now carrying out the last checks on the A350 XWB “MSN1” before they give their final green light for the first flight to take place this Friday”, said Airbus.

Here is the crew of the A350 XWB maiden flight.

A350 CREW

You can catch all the action live on the below links:

www.airbus.com
www.A350xwb.com
www.youtube.com/user/airbus

 

Credits: Photos from A350XWB website