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Airbus Testing its First Composite-Materials Airframe

The European aviation giant is keeping mum on when the A350 might take to the air for the first time, but the Paris Air Show begins in little more than a week. That’s got everyone in the aerospace industry wondering if the A350-XWB will make an appearance above one of...

Air France Crash May be Caused by Bad Airbus Design Assumptions

Something I’ve expressed concern about for the past 10+ years are the terrible assumptions being made by some engineers in the automotive and airline businesses.  Looks like those bad assumptions may have caused the crash of an Air France Airbus. Let me say it...