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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Airbus: First Flyable A350 XWB ‘Structurally Complete’

Airbus completed the main structural assembly and system connection for its first flyable A350 XWB ‘MSN-001’—its first flight-test aircraft for the A350 family.

(A350 XWB 'MSN 001')

The aircraft will now undergo testing for its full electric and hydraulic systems, the start of several weeks of comprehensive functional system testing, Airbus said.

The airframe manufacturer expects the plane to undergo its first test flight in mid 2013, and already has an extensive order book for its A350 family. More 

(A350 XWB 'MSN 001')

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