The Airbus A350-900 has begun route proving flights, the final stage toward certification. The world tour, using A350 MSN5 test aircraft, includes 14 major airports worldwide and one route via the North Pole. Airbus said the tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services. Some flights will have passengers on board. The MSN5 is one of five test aircraft and one of ...

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