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Airbus passes 10,000 plane mark

Airbus has delivered its 10,000th aircraft – an A350-900 for Singapore Airlines.

Featuring a special ’10,000th Airbus’ logo, the aircraft will be used to launch the airline’s non-stop service between Singapore and San Francisco.

Airbus delivered its first aircraft, an A300B2, to Air France on 10 May 1974.

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Initially working exclusively in the widebody sector with the A300 and A310, the manufacturer moved into the single aisle market in the mid-1980s with the launch of the A320.

The latest delivery is the sixth for Singapore Airlines, out of a total order for 67.

Photos courtesy Airbus

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Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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