FRANKFURT — The Airbus A350 has passed one of the last milestones in its certification program. MSN001, the first of five test aircraft, underwent the maximum energy rejected take-off (MERTO) test on July 19 in Istres,France, Airbus confirmed. During the test, the aircraft was accelerated to around 170 knots at a weight of around 275 tons – its official maximum take-off weight is at 268 tons. The aircraft was then slowed down using worn down brakes. After having stopped, it had ...


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