Airbus carries out unique family flight

A350-1000_F-WWXL (Image: Aviation Wales)A350-1000_F-WWXL (Image: Aviation Wales)

Airbus has carried out a unique family flight including aircraft from nearly all branches of the company.

The formation flight involved fixed-wing and rotary aircraft from their Commercial, Military and Helicopter businesses.

It featured the Airbus A350-1000 XWB and Airbus A400M. Both of which have their wings made at Airbus UK’s site at Broughton in North Wales.

The A350-1000XWB recently made its first landing in the UK when it arrived at Cardiff Airport for hot fuel tests.

Other aircraft in the formation included a 1550mph Eurofighter Typhoon and their latest utility helicopter the Airbus H160.

An Airbus spokesperson said the flight was a “one-of-a-kind performance”.

Airbus historic family flight. Video by Airbus.

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Lisa Parkes

Lisa is an aviation and engineering journalist who has written for several headline news outlets.
Originally from the US, she now calls Swansea her home and keeps a keen eye on the growing aviation industry in Wales.

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