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How Airbus Is Debugging the A350

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Airbus A350 curved winglet

Curved winglets reduce the drag caused by vortices and increase fuel efficiency.

Credit: A.Doumenjou/Airbus

A few times a month, Airbus Flight Test Engineer Patrick du Ché stands up from his desk, takes off his jacket and tie, walks to the coat rack in the corner of his office, and slips into a set of fire-resistant underwear, a bright-orange flight suit, and sturdy black boots.

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