Airbus expects to be able to freeze the configuration for flap settings of the Airbus A350 within about one month, a crucial milestone ahead of the start of actual certification testing later this year. MSN001, the first prototype, resumed its test program on Aug. 15 following a planned break in the schedule to allow for more test equipment to be installed. As of Aug. 29, the aircraft had accumulated around 150 hr. and was flying on an almost daily basis. The number of test hours ...

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