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A320neo conversions necessary to handle backlog: Enders
Airbus expects to entertain further conversions of its A320 family to the re-engined A320neo in order to cope with overbooking in the backlog.
A350 begins south-east Asian flight tests
Airbus's fifth aircraft in its A350 test fleet, MSN5, has commenced a series of flight tests between Singapore and Hong Kong.
ANALYSIS: Embraer closes in on final E2 design decisions
Now halfway between programme launch and scheduled first flight, Embraer’s E2 family of re-engined and re-winged E-Jets is rapidly taking final shape.
German research body DLR studies wing-contamination by insects
German aerospace research centre DLR is conducting test flights to assess how wing contamination by insects can be avoided on laminar-flow aerofoils.
PICTURE: A350 rejects take-off at maximum energy
Airbus has carried out a maximum-energy rejected take-off with its A350-900 at the Istres base, final major test prior to certification.