Live coverage: delivery of Air France Boeing 787 F-HRBB from Charleston to Paris CDG

Air France takes delivery of its second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft (registration F-HRBB) leaves Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday April, 19 to Paris CDG. The Air France-KLM Group has ordered a total of 18 787-9s and seven 787-10s, with an additional 12 787-9s leased through AerCap. Air France’s Dreamliners accommodate up to 276 passengers, arranged…

NEWS Airbus A350-1000 has completed water ingestion test from Istres Air Force Base in France

Airbus’ new A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of its A350 XWB jetliner – marked another certification milestone by performing tests that validated the aircraft’s ability to operate from waterlogged runways and taxiways. Performed this month at the Istres Air Force Base in southern France, the A350-1000 was purposely run along an inundated surface to demonstrate…