The fifth and final aircraft in the Airbus A350 WXB flight-test program completed its first flight Friday from the company’s Toulouse facility. MSN005 is the second passenger cabin-equipped A350 and is tasked with route proving and ETOPS validation. The aircraft is in the operationally definitive configuration for Type Certification duties. Certification is anticipated in the third quarter of this year, with first delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways scheduled for the fourth ...

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