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  2. Mark Stevens’ de Havilland Beaver may have been just a fuselage and some boxes of parts when he bought it, but thanks to an exquisite restoration by the folks of Kenmore Air it became a Gold Lindy-winning masterpiece. Take a look at the outside and inside of N591DB with this video.SOURCE
  3. Just found this on fselite ... Thrustmaster are offering a chance to get flights, hotel and show access to FlightSimExpo in Orlando to one lucky winner via a raffle. Contest closes on April 30th == This is your opportunity to win big. FlightSimExpo, in partnership with Thrustmaster, have today announced an all expenses paid trip to FlightSimExpo 2019. Thrustmaster has demonstrated that they are serious about the flight sim community and are doing their bit to get involved. To show that commitment, they are giving people a chance for a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you have had any consideration about heading to FlightSimExpo, then this contest is most certainly for you. Flights, hotel accommodation and show access will be provided to you completely free of charge to attend the event, providing you win. Furthermore, you can also win a Thrustmaster product of your choice. To enter the contest, you have plenty of opportunities to enter the raffle. You can simply enter the raffle with your name and email address. If you want more chances to win, then you can like, subscribe and follow both FlightSimExpo and Thrustmaster. You can find the contest details on the FlightSimExpo contest page. All the terms and conditions regarding the contest can be found on the contest page. The contest closes on April 30th. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Win an All Expenses Paid Trip to FlightSimExpo 2019 | FSElite FSELITE.NET This is your opportunity to win big. FlightSimExpo, in partnership with Thrustmaster, have today announced an all expenses paid trip to FlightSimExpo 2019. Thrustmaster has demonstrated that they are serious about the flight sim community and are doing their bit to get involved. To show that commitment, they are giving people a chance for a once in […]
  4. How do you add wind correction and timing correction to your holding patterns? Join us to ask questions and find out!SOURCE
  5. How do you calculate pressure and density altitude, and how do they affect your aircraft. Tune in, ask your questions, and find out!SOURCE
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  7. It’s easy these days to take for granted that most people are fairly comfortable with hopping into a jet airliner and flying to wherever they need to go. Back in the late 1950s, when the Boeing 707 was introduced, the concept was far from established as the norm. Models like this one, a 1/24-scale TWA 707, were made for travel agencies to promote the idea of jet-age airline travel.SOURCE
  8. Boeing 777, don´ t forget! Objects in the mirror are closer, than they appear. It doesn` t matter where you look, at Frankfurt Airport there are heavy planes everywhere! An Airbus A380 of Emirates just arrived from Dubai while a Boeing 777 of Thai got towed to the Terminal after resting at Frankfurt for a few hours but that` s not enaugh. After the Airbus A380 touched down another heavy Airbus A340 appeared out of nowhere and crossed the screen in basic Hifly colours. Right after the Emirates Airbus A380 vacated the runway two more Airbus A380` s moved at the same time and to show you that these three A380 movements happened at the same time I didn` t cut the footage. After the Airbus A380 invasion I included more big planes I filmed at Frankfurt last wednseday. What a fantastic airport! Qatar also started operating to FRA with an A380 and it was the first time for me to see the new Superjumbo of Qatar. Thanks for watching, new videos very tuesday and friday.SOURCE
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  10. Early Morning Contrails ! Different type of heavy Airplanes at cruise altitude 35-37000 feet passing over London during beautiful Easter Day on Sunday morning 21/04/2019 Please share this YouTube link, or the link in our official Facebook. ❗️WARNING❗️Freebooting/ reuploading without specific written permission is not authorized. This video is the copyright of TopFelya © All illegal re uploads will be removed #Contrails #Aviation #A380SOURCE
  11. YouTube Subtitles available, turn it on. Pilots actions and ATC with clear audio. Singapore Changi Taxi and Takeoff inside a 777. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highpressureaviationfilms/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highpressureaviationfilms ❗️WARNING❗️Freebooting/ uploading without specific written permission is not authorized. ©High Pressure Aviation FilmsSOURCE
  12. This Airbus A380 of Lufthansa overtook a Boeing 747 of the same company while lifting up for another long haul flight. If you like big and heavy airplanes Frankfurt is the place to be. Within four hours I was able to film 100 heavies last wednesday and it never gets boring at this amazing airport. The Lufthansa Boeing 747 just landed on ruwnay 07R and was on its way to the parking position while its company A380 departed on runway 07C. What a sight to see both competitors in one frame. I love Frankfurt for these kind of video opportunities. You always get amazing motives! I also filmed my first Boeing 787-10 of United which is the second clip in this aviation compilation and the Boeing 787-8 of American was a lovely sight aswell. Thanks for watching, new videos every tuesday and friday.SOURCE
  13. This is an exclusive short-clip extracted from our full FREE Dassault Falcon 7X ULTIMATE COCKPIT MOVIE available here starting 25th May 2019, 8pm CET: https://youtu.be/qi_IF0PVl70. These extracted short clips show you takeoff and landing sequences from a variation of different camera angles, so that you can enjoy every aspect of it! The AirClips Team was granted exclusive access to one of the most closed and restricted areas of commercial aviation: We were allowed to join a longhaul private jet flight on a super-modern three-engined Dassault Falcon 7X business jet from Sao Paulo Guarulhos airport in Brazil to Belfast in Northern Ireland. An amazing 11.5 hour journey in which we were allowed to meet the stunning Air Hamburg Crew, indulge in fantastic views on and out of the fence TriStar-shaped 7X and also to enjoy the unique "Simply Personal" VIP service concept. Now lean back and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime intercontinental journey in the world's last three-holer passenger jet in production (coming sister-model 8X as the same)! The Dassault Falcon 7X is a large-cabin, 5,950 nmi range business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation, the 2nd largest of its Dassault Falcon line. Launched at 2001 Paris Air Show, its first flight was on 5 May 2005 and it entered service on 15 June 2007. The Falcon 8X is derived from the 7X with a longer range of 6,450 nmi afforded by engine optimizing, aerodynamic refinements and an increase in fuel capacity.[7] Featuring an S-duct central engine, it and the Falcon 900 are the only two trijets in production. Dassault launched the FNX at the 2001 Paris Air Show, aiming for a 10,500km (5,700nm) range at Mach 0.88 up from the Falcon 900EX 8,300km at Mach 0.84. Its new high-speed wing is 1.86m (6.10ft) longer with 5° higher wing sweep than the 900 wing, while its 20% longer fuselage is keeps the same cabin cross-section but with a new curved windscreen. The trijet has a combined thrust of 18,000lb (80kN) provided by Honeywell FX5s, a new design, or a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306 growth version. Based on Honeywell Primus Epic avionics, its EASy cockpit is developed for the Falcon 2000EX and 900EX and controls are fly-by-wire. Scheduled to fly in 2004, first deliveries were planned for mid-2006. With 41 deposits, it was named 7X in November with first flight slipping from late 2004 to early 2005 and certification planned for mid-2006. With a simplified structure to reduce cost and weight, the optimised high-transonic wing improves by more than 10% the lift-to-drag ratio over the supercritical-section wing of the Falcon 50 shared by previous Falcons. The cabin is 2.4m (8ft) longer than the 900 and have a lower 6,000ft (1,800m) cabin altitude. the 6,100lb-thrust (21.7kN) PW307A was finally selected, among other risk-sharing partners: Honeywell for avionics architecture, auxiliary power unit, air management system; with Parker Hannifin for the power generation system and wheels brakes; and TRW Aeronautical Systems for the hydromechanical flap and airbrake systems. With over 50 firm orders, it completed its first flight on 5 May in 1h 36min from Bordeaux-Merignac, starting a 1,200h flight test programme over 15 month: it climbed to 10,000ft (3,000m) for hydraulic, fuel, air data and landing gear extraction/retraction systems tests, then climbed to 25,000ft for acceleration/deceleration tests and basic autopilot and autothrottle operations. The second Falcon 7X should join in June, and the third with a full interior in September for long-range, endurance tests and interior sound level validation: Dassault aims for a 52dB sound level in the cabin, 4dB lower than other Falcons. Certification slipped to late 2006 and first deliveries to early 2007. It was first presented to the public at the 2005 Paris Air Show. The aircraft has received its type certification from both the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 27 April 2007. The first 7X, MSN05, entered service on 15 June 2007. The hundredth was delivered in November 2010. It conducted high altitude airport tests at 14,500 ft in Daocheng in 2014. The Falcon 7X is a three-engined cantilever monoplane with a low-positioned, highly swept wing. It has a horizontal stabiliser at mid-height and a retractable tricycle landing gear, and three rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney PW307A turbofan engines : two on the side of the fuselage and one in a center position, and room for 20 passengers and two crew. It is the first production Falcon jet to offer winglets. It is the first fully fly-by-wire business jet and is equipped with the same avionics suite, the Honeywell Primus Epic "Enhanced Avionics System" (EASy), that was used on the Falcon 900EX and later on the Falcon 2000EX. The Falcon 7X is notable for its extensive use of computer-aided design, the manufacturer claiming it to be the "first aircraft to be designed entirely on a virtual platform", using Dassault Systemes' CATIA and PLM products.SOURCE
  14. World's biggest airplane takes flight for first time over Mojave desert SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  15. Last year, Tom Scott put on his twitter that he was looking for video ideas in Vancouver. I tried messaging him there with no success. Suddenly I got an email from Tom on my gmail that he heard I was the guy to see in Vancouver. So, we did this together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y27lFsPEZ30 While he was in Vancouver, he suddenly realized he had been here before, but as a kid playing a video game called "Need For Speed 2". He talked about wanting to do a video on the game which he recently released. It was super cool, and on our flight, he was still trying to figure out a script. I thought people might like to get a bit of a behind the scene look at Tom and his video. Hope you enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juRkaqkDfCM Big thanks to Devin Olsen for filming and editing and refusing to be fired... https://www.instagram.com/devinolsen/?hl=en Also a HUGE thanks to everyone who bought my tooth brush after the last video! Really incredible to have your support like that! It's a product I'm really happy about and think gives a lot of value. If you ordered and received it, please let me know your thoughts in the comments! http://www.bruush.com and use Promo Code "smile20" for 20% off your order. https://www.instagram.com/bruush/ Also! My other new product, Last Call is finally available on Amazon. It doesn't ship to Canada yet because of Health Canada regulations. But, we received that approval after 3 years in the application stage last week, so the Canadian version is coming soon! http://www.lastcallbeverage.com https://www.instagram.com/lastcallbeverage/?hl=en https://www.amazon.com/Last-Call-Recovery-Hangover-Prevention/dp/B07P7RZNLZ/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3UR8G49ZVYIL4&amp ;amp;marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&qid=1555613558&s=merchant-items&sr=1-1&th=1SOURCE
  16. Another bizarre event in the world of aviation ... Virgin Australia crew discovers owl hidden in the aircraft's engine - Aviation24.be WWW.AVIATION24.BE During a pre-flight check on a Virgin Australia aircraft, an owl was found. The engineers rescued the lovely bird from the engine and released it back into the wild. The airline took to social media to... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/virgin-australia/crew-discovers-owl-hidden-in-the-aircrafts-engine/
  17. After a successful debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 and an expanded sophomore lineup during AirVenture 2018, Twilight Flight Fest at the Fun Fly Zone will return for AirVenture 2019. As in the past, EAA’s STOL Invitational will kick off the evening festivities, with a number of highly modified bush aircraft showing off their impressive capabilities. This will be an opportunity to witness the incredible short takeoff and landing skills so aptly demonstrated in wilderness environments like river sandbars in remote Alaska. The evening program will also include the Patriot Parachute Team, Red Bull Air Force skydivers, and 3D RC demonstrations.SOURCE
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  19. Could you name first aircraft model and Airline in the opening footage ? Various airplanes and airlines in slow motion . British Airways EasyJet Norwegian Qatar Boeing 787 Dreamliner Emirates Airbus A380 Copyright Topfelya © #Boeing #Airbus #SlowmotionSOURCE
  20. What do you want us to talk about next? https://www.boldmethod.com/blog/live/next/ How do enter a holding pattern? There are three ways, and we'll show you each one of them! MB01QUT0C22MDVDSOURCE
  21. This Airbus A320 got chased by a follow me car on the runway after landing far away from the centerline due to a crosswind gust. Of course the Apron police was nearby to pull the Airbus A320 over to give the crew a 10$ fine for reckless driving :D. What a fantastic timing of the runway inspection vehicle this day. We had crosswinds up to 8 knots that day (which is basicly nothing) and the Airbus A320 was the only aircraft which did "something special". The Follow me car did its typical runway inspection right after the landing of the turkish Airbus. I filmed a few interesting Airbus planes last week. Check out the Condor Airbus A320 with the Air Transat tail. The aircraft just returned from its winter lease and due to the beginning of the holidays the aircraft operated four flight for Condor in this paint scheme. Right now the aircraft is getting its normal Condor c/s in spain. Thanks for watching, new videos every tuesday and friday.SOURCE
  22. This is an exclusive short clip from our Lufthansa Airbus A320 ULTIMATE COCKPIT MOVIE Bilbao to Munich which you can watch FOR FREE under https://youtu.be/_dydUEaFjfo Also do not miss to watch the landing of this flight as exclusive 360-degree videos, ideally using your VR goggles: https://youtu.be/j-MaHt4D870 All for free - proudly sponsored by our sister channel 360.AirClips.com AirClips.com supports the pilot’s profession and all those interested in dedicating their lives to the beauty of flying. In a special series we are reporting about pilot’s training, life and career opportunities in the Lufthansa Group, one of the world’s leading aviation groups. Let us encourage you to consider becoming a future pilot for one of the Lufthansa Group airlines, starting with a thorough training by European Flight Academy (EFA). Did you know that... - Lufthansa Group needs over 500 new pilot students every year for their airlines? - Lufthansa Group gives you access to affordable financing solutions? - pilot’s limitations regarding debility of eye-sight allow a lot more flexibility than you maybe think? - not speaking German does not stop you from joining the Group? - female cadets are particularly encouraged to join? Enjoy our series of clips and films about being trained by and working as a pilot for the Lufthansa Group. Check out their link for more details on how to join: https://www.european-flight-academy.com/en/ Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa, is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size and passengers carried during 2017. The name of the company is derived from the German word, Luft 'air' and Hansa, the Hanseatic League. Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, formed in 1997. Besides its own services, and owning subsidiary passenger airlines Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Brussels Airlines, and Eurowings including Germanwings (referred to in English by Lufthansa as its Passenger Airline Group), Deutsche Lufthansa AG owns several aviation-related companies, such as Lufthansa Technik, as part of the Lufthansa Group. In total, the group has over 600 aircraft, making it one of the largest airline fleets in the world. Lufthansa's registered office and corporate headquarters are in Cologne. The main operations base, called Lufthansa Aviation Center, is at Lufthansa's primary hub at Frankfurt Airport, and its secondary hub is at Munich Airport. The Airbus A320 family consists of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus. The family includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. The A320s are also named A320ceo (current engine option) after the introduction of the A320neo (new engine option). Final assembly of the family takes place in Toulouse, France, and Hamburg, Germany. A plant in Tianjin, China, has also been producing aircraft for Chinese airlines since 2009, while a final assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama, United States, delivered its first A321 in April 2016. The aircraft family can accommodate up to 236 passengers and has a range of 3,100 to 12,000 km (1,700 to 6,500 nmi), depending on model. The first member of the A320 family—the A320—was launched in March 1984, first flew on 22 February 1987, and was first delivered in March 1988 to launch customer Air France. The family was extended to include the A321 (first delivered 1994), the A319 (1996), and the A318 (2003). The A320 family pioneered the use of digital fly-by-wire flight control systems, as well as side-stick controls, in commercial aircraft. There has been a continuous improvement process since introduction. As of 31 March 2018, a total of 8,074 Airbus A320-family aircraft have been delivered, of which 7,722 are in service. In addition, another 6,083 airliners are on firm order. It ranked as the world's fastest-selling jet airliner family according to records from 2005 to 2007, and as the best-selling single-generation aircraft programme. The A320 family has proved popular with airlines including low-cost carriers such as EasyJet, which purchased A319s and A320s to replace its 737 fleet. As of December 2017, American Airlines was the largest operator of the Airbus A320 family aircraft, operating 392 aircraft. The aircraft family competes directly with the 737 and has competed with the 717, 757, and the MD-80/MD-90.SOURCE
  23. Don` t forget to subscribe to Cargospotter: https://www.youtube.com/user/Cargospotter?sub_confirmation=1 I opened a second channel for live streams which will become active soon. If you like you can subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gsfHTDX13FBWYsJX4lnuA I filmed this stream this week while spending some time at Frankfurt airport. I recroded almost 15 Airbus A380` s, most of them from Lufthansa. It` s always a pleasure to spend some time at Frankfurt cause watching all these big birds pass by never gets boring. Thanks for watching, Cargo.SOURCE
  24. Don` t forget to subscribe to Cargospotter: https://www.youtube.com/user/Cargospotter?sub_confirmation=1 I opened a second channel for live streams and Xplane videos which will become active soon. If you like you can subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gsfHTDX13FBWYsJX4lnuA I filmed this stream this week while spending some time at the airport during beautiful spring light conditions. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching, Cargo.SOURCE
  25. Click "Show More" for the giveaway links, music used in the video, and to follow along on social media! Jason's YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/MzeroAFlightTraining Proudly sponsored by: MZeroA Flight Training http://privatepilotblueprint.com Free Book on the steps to becoming a pilot! ForeFlight https://www.foreflight.com/ My Favorite Aviation App for Pilots BOSE Aviation http://www.bose.com/a20 Best Headset for Pilots Banyan Pilot Shop http://www.banyanpilotshop.net My favorite Pilot Shop A BIG thank you to all my Patrons. If you want to be part of the team and want to help support my videos Patreon is a great way! I thank you for any support. https://www.patreon.com/steveo1kinevo NEW S1K GEAR! If you have a passion for aviation and want to support the channel get your Pilot Swag here. Also be sure to check out any current giveaways! https://www.steveo1kinevo.com Also follow me on: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/steveokineevo/ FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/steveo1kinevo/ Twitter Land https://twitter.com/steveo1kinevo Music By:https://soundcloud.com/christopheradolfo/tom-petty-learning-to-fly-christopher-adolfo-remix-free-dl https://soundcloud.com/user-243680122/spirit-in-the-sky-anthem-remix SOURCE
  26. This Boeing 757 of Icelandair received a water canon salute at Düsseldorf Airport yesterday. It was the first flight of Icelandair at Düsseldorf and they intend to connect Düsseldorf with Keflavik twice a week. Actually the route was planned with a Boeing 737 Max, but since the Max is grounded Iceland had to adjust its flightplans. They will subcharter three Boeing 767s for the summer season. It` s almost a tradition to welcome a new company with a water canon salute. Icelandair was welcomed by the fire brigade and its always a fantastic motive for us videographers. Special thanks to Icelandair for sending the beautiful Hekla Aurora logo jet. What a fantastic looking livery! Thanks for watching, new videos every tuesday and friday.SOURCE
  27. This video asks a question. It does not attempt to answer it. The question specifically concerns leakage from the surge tanks, not the main tanks. The only aircraft type shown is the Boeing 737-800 (NOT the MAX variety), as I have no useful shots of any other type trailing fuel. Clearly, the occasional spurt of fuel through the surge tank duct ('NACA vent scoop') is expected, and it is equipped with a flame arrestor to handle unwanted consequences. However, as seen here, fuel can, very rarely, leak out through what appears to be the edge of the access panel holding the duct - presumably due to a failing seal. For the record, I sent a copy of the clip from about 61 to 93 seconds to the airline concerned.SOURCE
  28. Rationalizing the difference between training and the real world… Proud to be associated with ForeFlight: http://www.foreflight.com/flightchops/ Visit http://www.FlightChops.com for behind the scenes and monthly GiveAways! For over 125 curated episodes, from Tail Wheel and Aerobatics, to IFR and WarBirds! Please visit http://www.FlightChops.com for details! Huge thanks to all the Supporters on Patreon! Productions like this wouldn't be possible without your help! For those that haven't seen it, please check the Flight Chops Patreon page to find out how you can be a part of it http://www.patreon.com/FlightChops _____ Sponsor / Supporter Links: ForeFlight http://www.foreflight.com/flightchops/ Bose Aviation http://www.bose.com/a20 Van’s Aircraft https://www.vansaircraft.com/ CloudAhoy http://www.cloudahoy.com/P/flightchops/ Infinite Flight https://infiniteflight.com/ The Finer Points of Flying - Jason Miller: http://adventure.learnthefinerpoints.com iCloth Avionics: http://a.co/4f66Evg Spectrum Airways Flight Training: http://www.spectrumairways.com/ Huge thanks to all the Supporters on Patreon! Productions like this wouldn't be possible without your help! For those that haven't seen it, please check the Flight Chops Patreon page to find out how you can be a part of it! http://www.patreon.com/FlightChops FLIGHT CHOPS DISCLAIMER: I am a "weekend warrior" private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience - I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve.... Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share. Feedback is invited; however, please keep it positive.SOURCE
  29. This is an exclusive scene from the full LH A350 ULTIMATE COCKPIT MOVIE Munich to Tokyo which available on this channel - totally free of charge as always - effective Friday November 9th 2018 10am CET! Also do not miss to watch the takeoff and landing shown in this movie as exclusive 360-degree videos, ideally using your VR goggles, effective the same date: Takeoff in 360 degree: https://youtu.be/0HVL8HITlEc Landing in 360 degree: https://youtu.be/fSO_ZRNuohw All for free - proudly sponsored by our sister channel 360.AirClips.com AirClips.com supports the pilot’s profession and all those interested in dedicating their lives to the beauty of flying. In a special series we are reporting about pilot’s training, life and career opportunities in the Lufthansa Group, one of the world’s leading aviation groups. Let us encourage you to consider becoming a future pilot for one of the Lufthansa Group airlines, starting with a thorough training by European Flight Academy (EFA). Did you know that... - Lufthansa Group needs over 500 new pilot students every year for their airlines? - Lufthansa Group gives you access to affordable financing solutions? - pilot’s limitations regarding debility of eye-sight allow a lot more flexibility than you maybe think? - not speaking German does not stop you from joining the Group? - female cadets are particularly encouraged to join? Enjoy our series of clips and films about being trained by and working as a pilot for the Lufthansa Group. Check out their link for more details on how to join: https://www.european-flight-academy.com/en/ Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa, is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size and passengers carried during 2017. The name of the company is derived from the German word, Luft 'air' and Hansa, the Hanseatic League. Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, formed in 1997. Besides its own services, and owning subsidiary passenger airlines Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Brussels Airlines, and Eurowings including Germanwings (referred to in English by Lufthansa as its Passenger Airline Group), Deutsche Lufthansa AG owns several aviation-related companies, such as Lufthansa Technik, as part of the Lufthansa Group. In total, the group has over 600 aircraft, making it one of the largest airline fleets in the world. Lufthansa's registered office and corporate headquarters are in Cologne. The main operations base, called Lufthansa Aviation Center, is at Lufthansa's primary hub at Frankfurt Airport, and its secondary hub is at Munich Airport. The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, twin-engine wide-body jet airliners developed by European aerospace manufacturer Airbus. The A350 is the first Airbus aircraft with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon fiber reinforced polymer. Its variants seat 280 to 366 passengers in typical three-class seating layouts. The A350 is positioned to succeed the A340 and to compete with the Boeing 787 and 777. The A350 was originally conceived in 2004 as a pairing of the A330's fuselage with new aerodynamics features and engines. In 2006, Airbus redesigned the aircraft in response to negative feedback from several major prospective customers and renamed it the A350 XWB (extra wide body). Development costs are estimated at €11 billion (US$15 billion or £9.5 billion). As of June 2018, Airbus had received 882 orders for A350s from 45 customers worldwide. The prototype A350 first flew on 14 June 2013 from Toulouse, France. Type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency was received in September 2014 and certification from the Federal Aviation Administration two months later. On 15 January 2015, the A350-900 entered service with its launch operator Qatar Airways, and the A350-1000 on 24 February 2018 with the same airline. In June 2011, the A350-900 was scheduled to enter service in the first half of 2014, with the -800 to enter service in mid-2016, and the -1000 in 2017. In July 2012, Airbus delayed the -900's introduction by three months to the second half of 2014. The first delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways took place on 22 December 2014. The first commercial flight was made on 15 January 2015 between Doha and Frankfurt.SOURCE
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