Daily Archives: Jan. 2, 2014

Happy 100th birthday to commercial aviation

Commercial aviation turned 100 January 1 with the departure of the first paying passenger flight out of St. Petersburg, Fla., according to a report by the Florida News Journal.

The report chronicles highlights from the past 100 years.

 

Third Airbus A350 XWB flight test aircraft rolls out of hangar

airbus a350 test planeThe third Airbus A350 XWB flight test airplane rolled out from an Airbus paint shop in Toulousse, France, with a distinctive paint job.

The plane features what Airbus calls a “Carbon” design to reflect the A350′s primary construction from advanced carbon materials.

It’s also the first of two flight test aircraft to be equipped with a full passenger cabin interior.

The plane will join Airbus’ test fleet in the coming weeks.

Spirit AeroSystems builds parts of the A350.

Courtesy photo

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