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22 November 2013
Commercial Aircraft

It’s “full speed ahead” with Airbus’ latest A350 XWB magazine issue

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19 November 2013

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“Full speed ahead” with latest A359 XWB magazine, Issue no. 4 offers exclusive multimedia content on the A350 XWB’s programme progress

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15 October 2013

A350 XWB - MSN3 First flight landing

The A350 XWB test aircraft, MSN3, was flown by Frank Chapman and Thierry Bourges, Airbus Test Pilots. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Gérard Maisonneuve, Test Flight Engineer, while three Flight Test Engineers monitored the progress of the flight profile: Tuan Do, Robert Lignée and Stéphane Vaux. - From left to right : Tuan Do, Gérard Maisonneuve, Robert Lignée, Frank Chapman, Thierry Bourges, and Stéphane Vaux.

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Summary

As the next-generation widebody A350 XWB jetliner’s testing and certification programme ramps up, Airbus has released the fourth edition of its “Shaping Efficiency” interactive magazine – available as an iPad application or online.

Issue no. 4 offers exclusive multimedia content on the A350 XWB’s programme progress, including a unique 360 deg. takeoff view from Airbus’ Toulouse, France headquarters.
The e-magazine begins with an inside look at the maiden flight of MSN3 – which this October became the second A350 XWB to fly – featuring photos, videos and stories on this landmark mission, and the crew on board. 
Airbus’ “Abreuvoir” also is highlighted in this edition with a special look at the building which serves as a central hub for A350 XWB operations in Toulouse, France during the flight testing campaign. 
In addition, the magazine features updates on the A350 XWB’s flight test programme, including video clips that go behind the scenes for important aircraft evaluations such as the minimum unstick velocity (VMU) and flutter tests. 
Check out this “all-access” pass into Airbus’ next-generation widebody aircraft, and be sure to stay tuned as “Shaping Efficiency” will continue throughout the flight test campaign to the A350 XWB’s future service entry.  

Download Issue no. 4 of “Shaping Efficiency” for iPad at the Apple store; 

Read Issue no. 4 of “Shaping Efficiency” online

Visit Airbus’ dedicated site to read past issues on the A350 XWB magazine: Issue no. 1, Issue no. 2, Issue no. 3.   
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“Full speed ahead” with latest A359 XWB magazine, Issue no. 4 offers exclusive multimedia content on the A350 XWB’s programme progress

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