The Nov. 24 first flight of the Airbus A350-1000 marks the start of a flight test campaign and certification process that is scheduled to conclude before the end of 2017, with delivery of the first customer aircraft to Qatar Airways. The flight departed at 10:42 a.m. local time at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport with experimental test pilots Hugues van der Stichel and Frank Chapman at the controls and Gerard Maisonneuve as the test flight engineer in the cockpit. A total of six crew were on board, ...

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