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Airbus A350, Boeing’s Dreamliner Rival, Makes Maiden Flight From Toulouse Airport

The Airbus-designed aircraft took off from Blagnac airstrip this morning on a test flight. The passenger jet has many components made from lighter materials and is designed to use 25% less fuel than earlier wide-bodied planes.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.

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