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Airbus A340-300 from Air X-Charter at Valencia

Airbus A340-300 from Air X-Charter (9H-BIG) landing and taxi at Manises Valencia Airport (VLC). 3-8-2017.



Bringing home the Villarreal Football Team from Argentina (Friendly match with Boca Juniors).
 

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Thanks to a good friend who alerted me to this aircraft, we stayed until a bit later at SFO last night...

Lufthansa A340-600, "Bayern Munich" (reg. D-AIHZ)


IMG_2050 by Anthony Nachor, on Flickr


IMG_2066 by Anthony Nachor, on Flickr​
 

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Airbus A340-600 Ethiad F1 Abu Dhabi Gran Prix Livery

Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 Livery Airbus A340-600 from Ethiad Airways A6-EHL landing, taxi and takeoff at Manises Valencia Airport (VLC) diverted from Teruel Caude Airport because of fog 21-09-2017


Big surprise this morning!
 

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





  • Aiming to bring a 50% reduction of wing friction and up to five percent lower CO2 emission
  • First test aircraft in the world combining a transonic laminar wing profile with a standard aircraft internal primary structure
Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00, and after a series of successful tests it landed at Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. The overall flight time was 3hrs/38mins.

The BLADE project – which stands for “Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe” – is tasked with assessing the feasibility of introducing the technology for commercial aviation. It aims to improve aviation’s ecological footprint, bringing with it a 50% reduction of wing friction and up to five percent lower CO2 emission. Airbus’ A340 Flight Lab is the first test aircraft in the world to combine a transonic laminar wing profile with a true internal primary structure.

On the outside the aircraft is fitted with two representative transonic laminar outer-wings, while inside the cabin a highly complex specialist flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) station has been installed. The extensive modifications to the A340-300 test-bed aircraft took place during the course of a 16-month working party in Tarbes, with the support of numerous industrial partners across Europe. Today’s first-flight marks the kick-off of the Blade flight-test campaign to explore the wing’s characteristics in flight.

“We began by opening the flight envelope to check that the aircraft was handling correctly,” explains Airbus Flight-Test Engineer, Philippe Seve, who was on board the flight. “We achieved our objective to fly at the design Mach number, at a reasonable altitude and check everything was fine. We also checked that the FTI was working as expected, to identify further fine-tuning for the next flights.”

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Source : http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/pres...flow-wing-demonstrator-makes-first-fligh.html
 

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Low takeoff Airbus A340-300 from Air X-Charter

Airbus A340-300 from Air X-Charter (9H-BIG) taxi and low takeoff at Manises Valencia Airport (VLC) to USA. RWY 30 27–11-2017.

 

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PAL A340 in NAIA T2 - 1/19/18

 

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Airbus A340-541 Lufthansa Technik

Airbus A340-541 Lufthansa Technik Airbus (D-AAAL) landing by night (rainy) at Manises Valencia Airport (VLC) and takeoff for the last flight to Teruel Caude (TEV) to be stored 28-Feb 2018.


This aircraft seems to have a problem with the landing gear, flying slowly and at a low altitude (apparently can not pick up the landing gear).
 

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Airbus A340 from Air Belgium

Airbus A340 from Air Belgium (00-ABB) landing taxi (close view) and takeoff runway 30 Manises Valencia Airport (VLC) May 11,2018

 
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