An entirely new perspective on the A350 XWB first flight with Airbus’ latest “Shaping Efficiency” issue

21 June 2013 Feature story

Relive A350 XWB first flight with Airbus’ latest “Shaping Efficiency” magazine issue

Airbus has published the latest edition of its interactive “A350 XWB Shaping Efficiency” magazine, dedicated to the history-making first flight of the company’s new-generation A350 XWB jetliner – which was successfully completed 14 June in Toulouse, France.

“Shaping Efficiency” issue #3 takes readers behind the scenes of Airbus’ A350 XWB first flight, providing exclusive video content that follows events every step of the way – from the crew preparations, briefing and boarding, and takeoff to the widebody aircraft’s touchdown at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and subsequent media briefing.

Behind-the-scenes footage includes a pre-flight cockpit tour by Chief Test Pilot Peter Chandler, who details its various features and functionalities, along with in-flight video taken onboard the A350 XWB aircraft and much more.

The magazine currently is posted on the A350XWB.com website, and also is available to tablet users via the AppStore and GooglePlay. Be sure to stay tuned as “Shaping Efficiency” will continue following the A350 XWB through the entire flight test campaign, all the way to its future service entry.

·      Read “Shaping Efficiency” magazine Issue #3