Airbus A350 XWB First Flight Scheduled

Airbus confirmed that the first flight of the all-new Airbus A350 XWB is planned for this Friday, 14th June, based on current flight test status. Weather conditions permitting, the A350 XWB “MSN1″ will take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time.

The A350 XWB flight test teams are now carrying out the last checks on the A350 XWB “MSN1″ before they give their final green light for the first flight. Recent pre-first flight tests successfully carried out include the first power up of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines on MSN1, which took place on June 2nd.

The A350 XWB is scheduled for entry-into-service in second half of 2014. The aircraft has already won 613 firm orders from 33 customers worldwide.

Airbus A350 XWB Get Ready

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