Airbus, in the next two key milestones on the A350 program’s march toward expected certification in early September, is preparing test aircraft for a required maximum energy rejected take-off test and an extensive route proving campaign. The “maximum energy rejected takeoff eight” test is slated for next week in Istres, France. The aircraft will accelerate to around 170 kt. at its maximum weight of around 275 t. before coming to a halt. Its brakes will be almost entirely ...

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