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Airbus, Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways pilots have now flown the Airbus A380. An Etihad-branded prototype has been conducting heat testing at Al Ain in the east of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Throughout the last week and following the completion of the performance, Capt Helmut Weixler, VP operations and Capt Cipriano Kritzinger, A380 fleet chief, were able to fly the aircraft. "Tremendously exciting," said Capt Weixler. Etihad has four A380s on order. Capt Kritzinger (center), Etihad's A380 fleet chief, takes control aboard the A380 aircraft. Aug 5, 2006


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