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Airbus’ “BLADE” laminar flow wing demonstrator makes first flight

Toulouse, France - Aiming to bring a reduction of wing friction and lower CO2 emission

Airbus’ A-340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A-340/300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored "Clean Sky" “Blade” project. The airplane, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00 of last September 26, and after a series of successful tests it landed at industry’s facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. The ov...

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