Airbus A350-900 EASA-certified

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The Airbus A350-900 XWB, which has been in the works for about eight years, was certified by EASA on Tuesday. FAA certification will follow soon, Airbus said. The "extra-wide-body" model can carry up to 440 passengers and eight cabin crew. "The A350 XWB embodies many extra innovative technologies which make all the difference in passenger comfort and airline efficiency," Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier said in a statement released on Tuesday. A More

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Another Aviation Icon Fades Away

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Pitch? Or Power?

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Short Final:

Short Final »

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