Daily Archives: May 18, 2009

Images: Maiden flight of first A320 assembled in China

The first A320 aircraft assembled outside Europe in the Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) successfully completed its first flight today. The aircraft took off from Tianjin International Airport at 10:42 and landed at 14:56. The four hour and fourteen minute test flight was jointly captained by Harry Nelson, Vice President Production Flight Tests and by Experimental Test Pilot Philippe …

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Singapore Airlines will take five A380s and seven A330s this fiscal year

Singapore Airlines (SIA) confirmed to AFP that it will take delivery of five Airbus A380 super jumbos as planned this year taking its A380 fleet to 11. SIA CEO Chew Choon Seng confirmed the carrier will receive MSN019 (9V-SKG), MSN021 (9V-SKH) in May and three more though the fiscal year. Through calendar 2009 Airbus has planned production of 14 A380s, …

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Squall around Bangalore airport causes extensive damage in area

The heat had been building up in Bangalore for quite a few days, and yesterday, nature unleashed all that pent-up energy in a brief but highly intense storm of destruction in the area around the Bengaluru International airport. Eager to make a buck, and thanks to lax laws and poor enforcement, scores of hoardings (billboards) of dubious quality have been …

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