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Picture: Final A350 Test Aircraft Enters Final Assembly Line


MSN5, the fifth and final flight test A350, has entered the final assembly line in Toulouse. It's the second flight test aircraft to feature a passenger cabin used to perform cabin related flight tests, according to Airbus.

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The aircraft is scheduled to fly for the first time in spring next year and a handful of Airbus employees will be the first passengers in 'Early Long Flights', which will test the cabin and systems in near realistic operations, ahead of entry-into-service. MSN5 will also be used for route proving flights, says Airbus.

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