Planes

Air France’s First A350 Completes Maiden Flight

August 28, 2019 Pablo Diaz

On Aug. 27, Air France’s first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight around the builder’s factory in Toulouse, France. The twin-engine widebody aircraft, which bears the manufacturer’s serial number MSN331 and the factory registration F-WZFN,

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Qatar Airways Receives 250th Aircraft

March 25, 2019 Jose Antonio Payet

Last week, an A350-900 was ferried from Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse, France to Qatar Airways’ home in Doha, representing the 250th aircraft to be delivered to the Qatari flag carrier. Just a few planes down,

Planes

Airbus A321LR Completes Maiden Test Flight

January 31, 2018 Thomas Pallini

On Wednesday, Airbus announced that its newest narrowbody aircraft model, the Airbus A321LR, had completed its maiden flight test, the first step in the aircraft’s certification process. The test aircraft, MSN7877, flew for 2 hours

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Airbus A330neo Takes First Flight in Toulouse

October 19, 2017 James Dinsdale

On Thursday, the Airbus A330neo underwent its maiden voyage departing from the airframer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, capable of delivering 72,000 lbs of thrust, the twin-variant aircraft became airborne from

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Building the Backbone: Toulouse

May 9, 2017 James Field

Welcome to the Building the Backbone series. In this short series, AirlineGeeks staff writers will go in depth in the history of cities that have helped create the backbone for aircraft building and have become icons