Tag Archives: Airbus

My Favoritest Aircraft: The BelugaXL

One of the things I like most about my job is that I get to see some really cool things that the general public doesn’t have the chance to do. On July 19, I was lucky enough to have one … Continue reading

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Five Days, 40 Flight Hours, and More than 20,000 Miles

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the last of four ‘route proving’ trips for Airbus’ new A350 XWB. Leaving early on Saturday morning, we headed first to Doha, Qatar. Scenically, this was the best trip: we flew over Sardinia and … Continue reading

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First Flight of the A350 XWB – The Crew Returns

As I mentioned in the previous story, the crew on board MSN1, the first flyable A350 XWB aircraft, was having a great time during the first flight and didn’t really want to return. But they did. And they received a … Continue reading

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First Flight of the A350 XWB – The Flyby and Landing

Four hours after it took off, MSN1 – the first flight aircraft of the A350 XWB family – got ready to return to the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. The test flight went great and the crew were really enjoying themselves and they … Continue reading

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First Flight of the A350 XWB – Up to Take-Off

For the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of writing stories about the A350 XWB, Airbus’ newest aircraft. If you visit the A350 Magazine or download the A350 app, most of the words you’ll see were written by yours … Continue reading

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Sunflowers

Last Saturday night, the lovely missus was in the mood to eat out. So we headed to the Ferme de l’Houme, the site of our first restaurant meal in FR way back when. As we took the short 10-minute drive … Continue reading

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