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Wasp Invasion Forces Passenger Jet to Make an Emergency Landing

If you've ever been stuck in a car going along a motorway with a wasp buzzing around inside the vehicle, you'll know just how stressful an experience it can be. Spare a thought then for the pilots of an Airbus A330 jet, who were plagued by a nest of the blighters, causing an aborted takeoff and emergency landing. Read More >>

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Airbus A350 XWB First Flight Video: The Dreamliner's Nightmare Is Real

What you're looking at here is history; the triumph of seven years of design and engineering. Today, the Airbus A350 XWB completed its first flight. Here's the video of the mammoth taking to the skies: Read More >>

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This Smart Airbus Case Could Mean You Never Lose Your Luggage Again

This concept case by Airbus, which pairs up directly with your iPhone, could mean you never lose your bag again. Read More >>

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6 Tech Company Slogans That Mattered

Intel's always been a bit of a brand machine — remember the "Intel Inside" stickers? — and on Tuesday it upheld that tradition. In a pivot from the sort of stodgy "Sponsors of Tomorrow" slogan, the company is going with the hacker-friendly "Look Inside." How much can a new slogan really matter, though? A lot, if history is any guide. Read More >>

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Airbus Isn't Taking Any Chances as It Drops Li-Ion Option from the Unreleased A350

Turns out, Boeing's latest lithium troubles are shaking down to the rest of the airline industry. Airbus just announced that it is scrapping plans to outfit its A350 jets with the same secondary batteries that have caused its rival so much trouble. Read More >>

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The Wicked and Beautiful Turbulence Problems of the Giant Airbus A380

This beautiful shot was made for the first episode of Richard Hammond's: Engineering Connections, which was dedicated to the Airbus A380. Apparently, wind tunnels can look like the lair of the wicked witch in an old Disney animation movie. Read More >>

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How Big Is the Airbus 380 Exactly? This Damn Big

I know that the Airbus A380 is a titan, a winged colossus, the biggest passenger airliner in the world and all that. But this pictured taken at LAX—showing an Air France A380 taxiing by a Boeing 737-900—really shows its flabbergasting dimensions. Read More >>

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Air France 447 Crash a Result of Crew Ignoring Alarms

In June 2009 an Airbus A330-200, Air France flight 447, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean tragically killing 228 people. Now, the final BEA report into the event reveals that the tragedy occurred because the crew ignored the warning alarms in the cabin. Read More >>

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This Is Airbus' New Crazy Airplane Design

If you thought that the monster Airbus A380 wasn't crazy enough, you have to check out their latest design, which just got awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Read More >>

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Airbus Could Ground All Its A380s For Weeks for Wing Repairs

Airbus's fleet of A380s has been beleaguered by problems with cracks in their wings since January. Now, the company has announced that they could all be grounded for up to eight weeks in order to repair the problems. Read More >>

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This A380 Restaurant Serves More Than Just Regular Plane Food

Why bother flying to get your delicious fix of plane food when you can just go to this A380-themed restaurant instead? Read More >>

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How to Start Up a Boeing 737 Step By Step

Planning to steal a Boeing 737 or an Airbus A320? Pranas Drulis at the Baltic Aviation Academy has got you covered: these videos show how to start up these planes from cold to ready to taxi, step by step. Read More >>

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Qantas Grounds an A380 Because of Cracks in Its Wings

Last month, engineers found small cracks in the wings of Singapore Airlines' A380s. Now, Qantas has been forced to ground one of its A380s because of the same problem. Read More >>

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Airbus Refuses to Ground A380s Despite Cracks In Their Wings

A team of Australian engineers are concerned about cracks that they've found in the wings of some A380s. But why is Airbus doing nothing about it? Read More >>

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Watch this 230-ton Airbus A330 Stopping In Midair for a Few Seconds

This is what happens when a 230-ton Airbus A330 has the right angle of attack, the right low speed and the right amount of head wind: it gets suspended in the middle of the sky for a few seconds. It feels like it's flying in slow motion, then it freezes for a couple of seconds and keeps moving in slow motion. Read More >>

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