The last of the five Airbus A350 test aircraft took off for its first flight on Friday, June 20. The aircraft, MSN005, is the second that has a full passenger cabin and will be used for route proving flights and ETOPS certification. The test fleet has so far performed more than 2,000 flight hours. MSN002 is the other A350 with a passenger cabin installed. It has been used for simulated long-haul test flights from Toulouse with Airbus employees on board, and for demonstrations.  The A350 ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "Fifth A350 Flies As Airbus Struggles With A380 Deliveries".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.