A350 First Flight Planned For Friday


The guessing and waiting is over. Airbus says that first flight of the A350 will take place on Friday (14 June). 

The test aircraft, MSN001, is scheduled to take off from Toulouse Blagnac airport at 1000 and return to the airport at 1400 LOCAL (all weather dependant, of course). 

Last week in Toulouse, Airbus briefed journalists on the flight test campaign. Read the full story here

Friday's test aircraft, MSN001, will be used for basic performance tests in the first phase, opening the flight envelope to extremes including flutter and maximum dive tests relatively early in the program.

Click here to watch our recent interview with Airbus test pilot, Frank Chapman, who details the test flight campaign. 

Today's high speed runs were performed successfully, says Airbus.

Also, don't miss our photos of MSN001, taken last week in Toulouse. 

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