The A350 XWB “takes shape” online prior to its first flight

12 June 2013 Feature story

With the A350 XWB scheduled for its maiden flight on 14 June, Airbus has published the latest “Shaping Efficiency” newsletter with new highlights on this game-changing widebody jetliner.

Released today, the second edition provides interactive A350 XWB content tailored for on-the-move readers as the aircraft takes its final steps toward a milestone first flight.

Customized for tablet “apps,” as well as in web viewing, the second issue of “Shaping Efficiency” highlights the A350 XWB’s team of international flight test engineers, takes a look at “torture testing” with a ground test aircraft, spotlights the application of carbon fibre materials in the airframe, and underscores the jetliner’s environmentally-friendly aspects…and more.

The A350 XWB is scheduled for take-off at 10 a.m. local time (weather permitting) from Toulouse, France this Friday for its landmark maiden flight.

Read the A350 XWB magazine Issue #02 

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