Airbus has put together a family flight with a difference – bringing together military and civilian jets in a special airborne display.
The aerospace giant – which employs 6,000 staff at its wing assembly plant at Broughton – has previously staged a number of special convoy flights involving its commercial aircraft.
But for this flight they have rolled out the A350XWB alongside military planes and its H160 helicopter.
An Airbus spokesman said: “In a groundbreaking first, Airbus flies its A350 XWB, A400M, Eurofighter Typhoon and H160 together in a one-of-a-kind performance.
“This aeronautical achievement symbolizes the new united Airbus family. More than ever #Wemakeitfly.”
The A350 – whose wings are made at Broughton – is a commercial plane with a top speed of 600mph and a range of 8,100 nautical miles, while the A400M is a military transport aircraft that has a cruise speed of 500mph.
These speeds are dwarfed by the Eurofighter Typhoon which can reach 1,500mph at full throttle while the H160 has a more leisurely 200mph top speed.
Source : DailyPost