The first Airbus A350 XWB flight test aircraft, MSN1, completed its maiden flight from Toulouse Blagnac airport after four hours and five minutes with a perfect touchdown on Friday. During the flight, chief test pilot Peter Chandler reported live from the cockpit that all was going “extremely well.” Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier said, “I congratulate the whole A350 XWB development team for having completed the first flight preparation in record time. ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Airbus A350 XWB completes first flight: Perfect touchdown" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? here.