Airbus transport aircraft Airbus Beluga XL makes its maiden flight in France.
Airbus is making a splash with the design for the latest version of its Beluga transport airplane. The brand new BelugaXL (Airbus A330-700L) was unveiled in Toulouse, France with a very special paint job.
2007-10-15 Airbus delivers its first A380 aircraft to launch customer Singapore Airlines in a ceremony in Toulouse, France, almost 18 months behind schedule, but denies rumours that further delays to the programme are looming. Context: Airbus, French
2007-03-16 Airbus workers in Germany, France and Spain hold protest meetings and strikes in response to plans to cut 10,000 jobs and close six plants. Context: Airbus, French
2005-04-27 The new Airbus A380 performs its maiden flight, in Toulouse, France. The A380 replaces the Boeing 747 ("jumbo jet") as the world's largest passenger plane. Context: Airbus, French
2005-01-18 The Airbus A380 is officially launched at a ceremony in the main French Airbus factory in Toulouse. Carrying between 550 and 840 passengers (depending on configuration), the double decker A380 is now the largest passenger airliner in the world. Context: Airbus, French
2019-03-13 An avalanche on Ben Nevis kills two French nationals and a Swiss national. A fourth climber is injured and is receiving treatment at a hospital in Glasgow. Context: French