Airbus A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN001) has completed the Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off (MERTO) testing, one of the program’s final hurdles before certification. The test was completed July 19 at Istres Air Force Base in Southern France. MERTO, which was preceded by the High Energy Rejected Take-Off (HERTO) test conducted by MSN001 in May, is a mandatory test for an aircraft approaching certification. It is designed to confirm the braking system’s ability to safely stop ...

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