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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