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What documentation do Airbus/Boeing supply at initial delivery of an aircraft?

What are the Aircraft Documents supplied by Boeing and/or Airbus at first delivery? Do they supply Form 8130 or Certificates of Compliance for every part? Or is the AIR/ARL all that is supplied?
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Why does Airbus continue with the A330-800neo despite only having 6 orders?

Airbus rolled out the first Airbus A330-800neo out of the paint shop last week (see press release). Until now, this type has only six orders by one airline (U.S. Hawaiian Airlines, who switched ...
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What would it take to bring a more efficient lifting-body airplane design (possibly a BWB) to commercial market? [duplicate]

I know that the MAIN reason Boeing and Airbus are held back on this is the development costs. It costs a lot to even develop a slightly new design, let alone mass manufacturing it. But that's the ...
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What is the production status of the Pipistrel Panthera as of March 2017?

What is the production status of the Pipistrel Panthera? They had plans to start production in 2016/2017 but nothing new has been published in the last two years.
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Why do you need airplane mode on a device for a plane trip? [duplicate]

I'm about to take a plane trip to my dads house but I'm just curious why you must have airplane mode on? I'm no aviation master here, just looking for information.
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What's the breakdown of total development cost for the various components of an aircraft? [closed]

Can someone please explain citing an example Aircraft an approximate breakdown of the cost incurred in developing each part of the aircraft( fuselage, engine choices) and other things like ...
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Why don't the landing gear go up on a first flight of a new airplane?

This image shows the a350 first takeoff high in the air and the landing gear is still down. Why didn't they retract it?