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First Delta A350 XWB maiden flight from Toulouse

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The first Airbus A350XWB destined for Delta Air Lines completed its first flight this morning in Toulouse, France. The aircraft (MSN 115), registered under French test registration F-WZGP, will soon be the flagship of the Delta fleet under the registration N501DN. The aircraft took off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport this morning at 10:24 local, and almost immediately climbed towards the Bay of Biscay where it completed several hours of tests at a variety of altitudes. (www.airlive.net) More...

Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR won’t have any economy seats.

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Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A350-900ULR will sport a two-class configuration of business and premium economy, without any economy seats. Both seats will adopt next-generation versions of SQ's current designs, including the new business class set to debut on the airline's factory-fresh Airbus A380 superjumbos arriving from October 2017 (alongside all-new A380 first class suites). (www.airlive.net) More...

China Southern launches Melbourne-Shenzhen flights this week!

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SkyTeam alliance member China Southern Airlines will begin non-stop Melbourne-Shenzhen flights on June 1 2017: less than three weeks before competitor Air China launches its own service on the same route. Initially, China Southern’s flights will run twice per week in each direction, growing to three flights per week in July. Using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, high flyers can relax in one of just four first class suites in the very front row… (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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