Common Type Rating approved for A350 XWB and A330 pilot training

Common Type Rating approved for A350 XWB and A330 pilot training

Airlines and pilots will both benefit from the Common Type Rating pilot training on the A350 XWB and A330 jetliners, further extending Airbus’ concept of ...
A350 XWB Certification for up to 370 minute ETOPS

A350 XWB Certification for up to 370 minute ETOPS

The Airbus A350 XWB just became the first new airliner ever to be approved before EIS for “ETOPS Beyond 180 minutes” The European Aviation Safety ...

UPS Airbus A300 Down near Birmingham (Video)

An Airbus A300F4-622R (N155UP) cargo plane operated by UPS (flight 1354) crashed and burst into flames near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), UK.
During approach to runway 18, the plane, arriving from Louisville (SDF) USA, crashed in a field just 1000 m short of the runway.
Both pilotes have been killed in this accident.

Video by The New York Times:

According to Airbus, the A300-600F (MSN 841) was delivered to UPS from the production line in 2003. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 11000 flight hours in some 6800 flights. It was powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.

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