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. ...

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