Airbus on May 17 will hand over the first A350-900, MSN001, to it’s flight-test department, industry sources tell Aviation Week. Once transferred to the flight-test department, the aircraft will undergo the last phases of ground testing, including high-speed taxi tests. Airbus will not comment on the exact timing of these tests. Sources familiar with the program say that it will take about 20 days to prepare the aircraft for first flight, although Airbus only will say that the ...


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