Airbus has performed the first test flight of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine, which will power the forthcoming A350-1000 twinjet.

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The first flight-test Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine has been mounted on the A380 flying test-bed (the aircraft with manufacturer’s serial number MSN 001, the first Airbus A380 built) at Airbus’ Jean-Luc Lagardère site in Toulouse.

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