Airbus has put the A350 prototype into scheduled lay-up in readiness for a second flight-test phase starting in August, following the opening up of the initial flight envelope over 92 flight hours. Airbus’s flight-test crews say MSN1 has performed well during the initial sorties conducted since its first flight on June 14, just prior to the Paris air show. Overall, the A350 flight-test campaign will total around 2,500 flight hours with five development aircraft. The second test aircraft, ...

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