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18 October 2011
18. October 2011 Commercial Aircraft

The A350 XWB’s Trent engine rolls out for initial flight tests

A350 XWB Flying test bed HG 1
Airbus has completed installation of the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB flight test engine on the A380 “flying-testbed” aircraft. The aircraft and engine will now be prepared for the flight test campaign commencing in the coming weeks. The Trent XWB engine, which is the largest Rolls-Royce turbofan with a 118-inch diameter fan, has been specially designed to power all members of the new Airbus A350 XWB Family with maximum efficiency.
A350 XWB Flying test bed HG 1

Installation of the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB flight-test engine on the A380 “flying-testbed” aircraft was completed at Airbus’ Jean-Luc Lagardère site in Toulouse (18 October 2011)

First BelugaXL successfully completes maiden flight

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Airbus wins new business for 431 commercial aircraft at Farnborough Airshow 2018

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AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

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