Airbus A350, Perlan Glider To Show At AirVenture

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Airbus Group will have a big presence – literally – at this year’s EAA AirVenture show in July. EAA announced an Airbus A350 XWB wide-body test aircraft will give demonstrations and tours on the grounds at Oshkosh. In addition, the Airbus-sponsored Perlan Project glider will be on display. The A350 will arrive on the first day of the show on July 20 and fly an aerial demonstration during the afternoon air show. More

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The Aircraft Electronics Association's Educational Foundation announced the names of 24 individuals who were awarded individual scholarships worth more than $125,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.