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Fifth and final A350 XWB test aircraft enters final assembly line

4 November 2013 Press Release

Assembly of MSN5, the fifth and final member of the A350 XWB flight test fleet is now underway with the fuselage joining process. This follows the recent arrival of the three fuselage sections at the A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse, France.

Airbus calls on aviation industry to set a new standard for long-haul comfort

28 October 2013 Press Release

Airbus proposes 18 inch (45.72cm) seat width as the standard for future long haul economy air travel

Second A350 XWB test aircraft successfully completes first flight

14 October 2013 Press Release

The second A350 XWB to fly, MSN3, has just landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France, shortly after 14:30 hours local time, after successfully completing its first flight that lasted approximately five hours.

The A350 XWB test aircraft, MSN3, was flown by Frank Chapman and Thierry Bourges, Air...

Airbus and Japan Airlines sign their first ever order

7 October 2013 Press Release

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s), plus options for a further 25 aircraft. This is JAL’s first ever order for Airbus aircraft.* It is also the first order Airbus has received from Japan for the A350 XWB, confirming its continuing s...

A strategic A350 XWB order from Japan Airlines expands Airbus’ presence in the Japanese market

7 October 2013 Headline news

Japan Airlines’ order for 31 A350 XWBs brings the first Japanese carrier into the customer list for this next-generation extra-widebody jetliner, and further expands Airbus’ market presence in the island nation for its jetliner product line.

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