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June 14, 2013

Competitors, Airlines Flock To Twitter, Congratulate Airbus On A350 Flight

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Written by: Jason Rabinowitz
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Companies flock to Twitter to congratulate Airbus

All the cool companies are on Twitter, that is a fact. Occasionally, these companies decide to have a bit of a chat between each other on Twitter, and the conclusion of the first Airbus A350 was one of those moments.

As the celebration at Toulouse began, several competitors and airlines took to Twitter to congratulate Airbus on their big day. The first competitor to congratulate Airbus was their biggest rival, Boeing. At the time of publishing, that tweet received 247 retweets, as well as a response from Airbus saying “Thanks! A 1st flight is always a great day 4 our industry.”

Next to join in the Twitter fun was Bombardier, who is close to putting their new aircraft, the CSeries, in the air for the first time as well.

Qatar Airways, which will be receiving the first A350 in the second half of 2014, sent out a modified tweet from Airbus, adding “Congratulations!!!”

Also giving a shout out to Airbus was JetBlue, although they have no orders for the A350.



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  • Owen Zupp

    It’s fantastic to see the safe completion of the A350’s maiden flight. For the sake of the industry, success by both Airbus and Boeing would be the best

    outcome. It would not only guard against a monopoly, but it would leave two long term players continuing to push the other to new boundaries with the

    likes of Embraer knocking on the door. Governments will always push the development of military aerospace and much of this technology will flow on to the

    civil ranks, but for conceptual change in the airline industry, the marketplace must speak. And their voice is best heard by more than one company.