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The A350 XWB’s first flight: Fantastic…impressive…and quiet!

14 June 2013 Headline news

The world’s aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbus’ A350 XWB today as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight – viewed by thousands of company employees, industry executives and aircraft enthusiasts at Toulouse, France, and followed on the Internet by a global audience.


First A350 XWB successfully completes first flight

14 June 2013 Press Release

Aircraft and its engines perform excellently

First A350 XWB takes to the skies on its maiden flight

14 June 2013 Press Release

Five development aircraft will prepare A350 XWB programme for certification

2,500 hour flight test programme now underway

Airbus confirms timing for A350 XWB First Flight

11 June 2013 Press Release

On track with programme schedule

Airbus announces crew for A350 XWB First Flight

4 June 2013 Press Release

When the first A350 XWB to fly, known as MSN1, makes its maiden flight, an international crew of six will be on board, comprising two Flight Test Pilots, one Test Flight Engineer and three Flight Test Engineers.

Two test pilots and the project test flight engineer will be located in the cockpit:





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