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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:


First A350 XWB’s engines powered up

2 June 2013 Press Release

Paves the way for A350 XWB’s first flight

Singapore Airlines to order up to 50 more A350 XWBs

30 May 2013 Press Release

Third order from carrier for all-new Airbus mid-size widebody

First A350 XWB painting completed in Toulouse

13 May 2013 Press Release

Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. This latest milestone shows that MSN001 is progressing well on its route to first flight.

The aircraft painting was achieved in less than seven days and follows t...

Confirming A350 XWB safety with lightning strike evaluations

29 April 2013 Feature story

Lightning strike testing has been performed for the A350 XWB, completing a key required step in preparations for this next-generation Airbus jetliner’s maiden flight.



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