First service readiness checks at Qatar Airways’ new hub
Airbus' next-generation A350 XWB made its first appearance at Doha's Hamad International Airport, as part of preparations for its planned 2014 service entry with launch customer Qatar Airways. This flight-test aircraft – designated MSN3 in Airbus' numbering system – stopped over in the Middle East on its way to the Singapore Airshow.
The A350 XWB made its premier appearance at Doha’s new Hamad international airport as part of the entry-into-service preparations between Airbus and Qatar Airways. Photo: Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker with Peter Chandler, Airbus Chief Test Pilot, and Mr. Issa Al Mohannadi – Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority