The first Airbus A350-1000, MSN59, took off for its maiden flight from Blagnac in Toulouse at 10:42 a.m. local time Thursday, Nov. 24. The aircraft landed after flying for 4 hours and 18 minutes and completing a low fly pass. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97-powered widebody flew over southwestern France for its first flight, reaching a maximum height of 27,000 ft. The cockpit crew comprised experimental test pilots Hugues Van Der Stichel and Frank Chapman and test-flight engineer Gerard ...

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