Airbus has named the six-strong flight crew for the first flight of the Airbus A350. Peter Chandler, the company’s chief test pilot, will be at the controls of MSN001, along with Guy Magrin, the A350 project pilot. The two will be accompanied in the cockpit by Pascal Verneau, the project’s test-flight engineer. Three experimental flight test engineers—Fernando Alonso, Patrick du Che and Emanuele Constanzo—will monitor the flight at test stations installed in the cabin. Airbus is ...


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