The Airbus A350-900 ULR (ultra long-range) made its first flight on April 23, starting a short flight test program ahead of its first delivery in the second half of 2018. The aircraft, MSN 216, will be the only one involved in the test campaign that, according to A350 head of marketing Marisa Lucas-Ugena, will take only weeks to complete. Launch customer Singapore Airlines has ordered seven. The airline—so far the only airline that has ordered the type—plans to re-introduce ...

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