Civilian fact sheets

Airbus A350

The Airbus A350 (Airbus response to the Boeing 787) is based on the A330, but with substantial improvements to boost range. It offers a maximum of operational commonality with the current A330/A340 line – including […]

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Eurocopter EC120 Colibri

The Eurocopter EC120 Colibri¬† is a 5-seat, single-engine, single main rotor, light helicopter. Developing nation: France/China. Manufacturer/designer: Eurocopter, China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC), Harbin Aviation Industries (Group) Ltd (HAI) and Singapore Technologies […]

Military fact sheets

Airbus A400M

The A400M program is a direct result of a commonly expressed need by 8 European air forces for a new generation military airlifter. Airbus A400M timeline: The Airbus A400M development started in the seventies as […]

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Airbus A340-600

The commercial launch for the A340-500/600 was at the 1997 Paris Airshow, the program’s industrial launch was in December that year when Virgin Atlantic ordered eight A340-600s and optioned eight. Compared with the A340-300, the […]

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Airbus A340-500

The A340-500 is stretched by only 3.19 m compared with the A340-300, the A340-500 offers the longest range capability of any airliner. With the entry into service at Emirates and Singapore Airlines, the A340-500 now […]

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Airbus A340-300

The A340 shares the same flight deck including side stick controllers and EFIS, plus fly-by-wire, basic airframe, systems, fuselage and wing with the A330 (the flight deck is also common to the A320 series). Benefiting […]

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Airbus A340-200

Launched in 1987 as part of the initial A330/340 program, the A340-200 flew further than any other commercial airliner for over a decade. It allowed airlines to open non-stop routes such as Paris-Taipei, and Manila-London, […]

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Airbus A330

The Airbus A330 is closely related to the four engines long range A340 with which it shares near identical systems, airframe, flightdeck and wings, the only major difference being the twin (versus four) engine configuration. […]

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Airbus A321

The A321 is the largest member of the A320 Family. The A321 program was launched in November 1989 and the first development aircraft first flew on March 11,1993. The basic A321-100 features a reduction in […]

Prototype of the Airbus A320 family F-WWAI at Paris-Le Bourget.
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Airbus A320

The Airbus A320 is the basis for a whole family of airliners, now including the A318, A319 and A321.The A320 was the first narrow body airliner from Airbus. It was designed with a maximum of […]

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Airbus A319

The A319 is a minimum change, shortened derivative of the highly successful A320. The major difference between the A320 and A319 is that the latter is shorter by seven fuselage frames, while in almost all […]