Airbus reports that the first flight-test A350-900, MSN1, has accumulated 92 flight test hours and performed well since its maiden flight on June 14. Early flight-testing has already resulted in the clearance of operations throughout the entire flight envelope and initial testing of all key systems.

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The first Airbus A350 XWB widebody jet has successfully completed its first flight, landing to the cheers of thousands of Airbus employees, guests and media representatives gathered for the event.

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Weather conditions permitting, the first flight-test Airbus A350 XWB will take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time on June 14, according to Airbus.

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Airbus powered up the Trent XWB engines on the first flight-test A350 XWB on June 2 after starting up the aircraft’s auxiliary power unit (APU), as part of the preparations for the aircraft’s maiden flight.

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Airbus A350 XWB ‘MSN001’ is now fully complete after emerging in its Airbus livery from the manufacturer’s paint shop in Toulouse.

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Airbus has installed on the first flight-test A350 XWB (MSN001) its two flight-ready Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. The manufacturer is also installing on the first Airbus A350 XWB the aircraft’s Honeywell HGT1700 auxiliary power unit.

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The first Airbus A350 XWB flight-test airframe has moved from the Roger Béteille A350 XWB final assembly line ‘Station 30’ to the Clément Ader ground-test area ‘Station 18′ at Airbus’ facility in Toulouse.

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The vertical stabilizer of the first flight-test Airbus A350 XWB has come out of the paint hall in Toulouse sporting the Airbus blue-and-white house livery. This is the first Airbus A350 XWB component to be painted in the Airbus livery.

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