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The first A320 took off on its maiden voyage on 22nd February 1987 from Toulouse (south western France). Three decades later, the single-aisle jet has become the second best-selling aircraft in the world. Let’s glance back at this European success story.


  • A Lamborghini guides planes in style at Bologna airport

    A Lamborghini Huracan acted as a Follow-Me car to guide planes on the ground at Italy’s Bologna airport last month. The 610 horsepower vehicle was specially customised for the occasion. Watch the video without comment. Read the article to find out more.
     

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  • What’s this bizarre road-machine used by Boeing?

    To transport large aircraft parts to its plant in Everett, Washington, Boeing uses a strange road-machine. Equipped with ten wheels but no brakes or indicator lights, it’s a directional vehicle - known as a ‘steer car’ - positioned at the back of exceptional convoys.
     

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  • The Swiss light helicopter SKYe SH09 lives up to its ambitions

    The SKYe SH09 helicopter was launched ten years ago by Swiss company Marenco Swisshelicopter. With its sleek design, this full carbon, single-turbine light helicopter has been undergoing full flight testing since late 2014. European deliveries are expected in 2018.
     

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  • Boeing 787: a growing family

    Boeing has introduced the 787-10 Dreamliner, the newest and longest member of its 787 family. Measuring 224 ft (68 m), the aircraft will carry 330 passengers over a range of 6,430 nautical miles (11,900 km) by 2018. Watch the video without comment. Read the article to find out what distinguishes it from its two siblings.
     

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  • CFM International launches transition process from CFM56 to LEAP

    The world’s best-selling aircraft engine, the CFM56, is to be slowly phased out by the new LEAP engine. In order to ensure a smooth transition, CFM International is adapting its production - a process the Franco-American engine manufacturer has just started.
     

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  • Liebherr-Aerospace’s strategic steps in India

    Liebherr-Aerospace has opened its first office in India. This installation in the aerospace hub of Bangalore will enable the aircraft equipment manufacturer to reinforce contacts with local airlines and suppliers in a region of the world undergoing dynamic growth.
     

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  • Flying taxis in Dubai next summer?

    The Chinese quadcopter EHang 184 might be ferrying its first passengers between skyscrapers as soon as July. This according to a recent announcement by Dubai's transport agency. Dream or reality? Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • BA's last ever Concorde to fly joins Aerospace Bristol museum

    The last Concorde ever to fly has joined Bristol’s future aerospace museum at Filton, in the west of England. It’s a location full of historical significance - the ten British models of the supersonic were assembled here. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • A380 lands in a Dubai flower garden

    A life-size Airbus A380 has landed in Dubai’s biggest park. Covered with 500,000 flowers, this work of art took six months to create. Watch this music video to discover more about the blossoming of a most original project. Read the article to find out more.
     

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  • easyJet: controversial aftermath of diversion

    After two failed attempts to land in stormy weather at Toulouse airport on February 5th, an easyJet Airbus A320 diverted to Montpellier. The 180 passengers aboard had to make their own way back to Toulouse at their own expense, creating a controversy. Read the article to find out more.
     

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  • Qatar Airways Claims World's Longest Regular Commercial Flight

    Qatar Airways claims the title of the world’s longest regular commercial flight. The company launched the regular Doha - Auckland route with a journey of more than 9,032 miles (14,535 km). How long did it take? Watch the video without comment and read the article to find out more.
     

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  • Why do we board a plane on the left?

    In the vast majority of commercial aircraft, passenger boarding always takes place on the left side of the plane. But why? To give an explanation some say it goes back to the Middle Ages, others speak about more functional aspects.
     

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  • Building a Sukhoi Superjet 100: Who Does What?

    The Superjet 100's structure may be built by Sukhoi, but the Russian aircraft manufacturer depends on numerous partners in France, the United States and Germany to produce its medium-haul jet. Find out more in our article.
     

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  • Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet performs acrobatic landing

    A Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter pilot flirted with disaster as he performed an acrobatic landing on the runway at Komsomolsk-on-Amur Airport (Russia). Watch the video that needs no commentary. Read the article to find out more.
     

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