• Short Summary

    The European airbus made an hour-long maiden flight over France from Toulouse on Saturday (28 October ).

  • Description

    The European airbus made an hour-long maiden flight over France from Toulouse on Saturday (28 October ). The plane, being built at the works of the French aircraft manufacturers Aerospatiale, taxied up the runway for ten minutes before the incident-fire flight.

    The airbus, A-3300-B, is being built with contributions from five countries - West Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France and Britain. Thirteen orders have been placed for the aircraft so far - six from Air France, four from the Spanish airline Iberia and three from Sterling of Denmark.

    On Wednesday, the French government gave the go-ahead for full-scale production to begin. The aircraft is twin-engined and designed to carry 260 passengers over short-to-medium hauls.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACIGWK5NCI9WA7BYN24P4D9UVC
    Media URN:
    VLVACIGWK5NCI9WA7BYN24P4D9UVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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