Qatar Airways Airbus A 380 takes to the skies

Finally #1 A 380 of the worlds 5 star airline Qatar Airways took to the skies on it’s maiden flight. The aircraft which had it’s first flight is MSN 137 F-WWST off the assembly line at Toulouse.

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Soon after the first flight the aircraft was ferried to Hamburg for outfitting and painting. Soon we will get to see the super jumbo in Qatar Airways livery.

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The competitors from the middle east seen at Toulouse.

Where do you expect to see QR deploy the Super Jumbo? Thoughts?

Photo Credits: A380_TLS_A350 on Flickr

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Qatar Airways Airbus A-380 On Course for 2014 Delivery

Here are 2 of the 10 ordered Airbus 380 super jumbo jets of the worlds 5 star airline Qatar Airways.

The first is expected to be pushed into service in Q2 2014 and hopefully the brand new Hamad International Airport will be operational by the.

Looking forward to seeing these beauties in Qatar Airways livery. The aircrafts are currently undergoing Final Assembly and The aircrafts are MSN137 which is currently on the flight line/Paint Hangar and MSN143 which will be rolled out in coming weeks.

Also assembly of Qatar Airways A380 #3 has begun at the Airbus factory in Toulouse.

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Photo Credits: A380_TLS_A350 on Flickr

Qatar Airways A380 In Production

Finally Airbus has begun production of the very first super jumbo jet the Airbus 380 for Qatar Airways. To be registered as A7-AKA (MSN 137/F-WWST) the airframe below is undergoing production in Toulouse with expected delivery in March 2014.

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Meanwhile parts for the second airframe of Qatar Airways have started arriving in Tolouse.

 

Photo Credits: A380_TLS_A350 and Olivier Cabaret

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.

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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