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21 June 2013
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The A350 XWB dazzles during its debut Le Bourget fly-by

A350 XWB Fly over 01
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21 June 2013

A350 XWB Fly over 01

The A350 XWB, which dazzled visitors with a Paris Air Show fly-by, performed its maiden flight on 14 June 2013 from Toulouse

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21 June 2013

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All eyes were on the no. 1 A350 XWB during its high-profile fly-by at the 2013 Paris Air Show

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21 June 2013

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As part of its third test flight from Airbus’ Toulouse headquarters in southwestern France, the no. 1 A350 XWB headed north to offer a show-stopping performance in the skies above Le Bourget Airport

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21 June 2013

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The A350 XWB, which dazzled visitors with a Paris Air Show fly-by, performed its maiden flight on 14 June 2013 from Toulouse

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21 June 2013

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The no. 1 A350 XWB, which performed a dazzling fly-by at the 2013 Paris Air Show, was piloted by Airbus Captain Peter Chandler and Captain Guy Magrin

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21 June 2013

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At the 2013 Paris Air Show, Airbus saved the best for last: a dazzing fly-by performed by the no. 1 A350 XWB jetliner

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As far as the visitors to the Paris Air Show were concerned, Airbus saved the best for last.
As part of its third test flight from Airbus’ Toulouse headquarters in southwestern France, the no. 1 A350 XWB headed north to offer a show-stopping performance in the skies above Le Bourget Airport today – where a large crowd gathered to witness the fly-by of this new highly-efficient widebody jetliner. 
The aircraft, designated MSN1 in Airbus’ numbering system, made a dramatic entrance over Le Bourget at approximately 1:30 p.m. – marking its first appearance at a public event.  Cheers and applause from the crowd drowned out the A350 XWB’s quiet Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines as the aircraft flew along the air show runway before clearing the area and entering the cloud cover.
Piloted by Airbus Captain Peter Chandler and Captain Guy Magrin, the A350 XWB’s fly-by was performed with the authorisation of the France’s DGAC civil aviation authority, and supported by Paris Air Show organisers – who allocated a slot in Friday afternoon’s aerial display.
The A350 XWB performed its maiden flight on 14 June 2013 from Toulouse and followed that with another mission this week, before its fly-by at the Paris Air Show. These initial flights opened a test and certification campaign that will total approximately 2,500 hours with a fleet of five development aircraft.
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The A350 XWB, which dazzled visitors with a Paris Air Show fly-by, performed its maiden flight on 14 June 2013 from Toulouse

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