In Pictures: First Flight of the Airbus A350-1000Jens Flottau Rupa Haria
The Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines, made its first flight on Nov. 24, marking the start of a test campaign that will use three test aircraft and is expected to last less than one year. Flight testing of the relatively simple derivative aircraft may not prove to be a major challenge given the experience of the recent A350-900 campaign.
Experimental test pilots at the controls said the aircraft behaved “remarkably similar to the A350-900."
There are currently 195 orders for the A350-1000s.