Airbus A350 completes maiden flight (5)

Airbus A350 new-generation jetliner, the world’s most efficient large twin-engined commercial aircraft, performed its first flight, viewed by thousands of company employees, industry executives and aircraft enthusiasts at Toulouse, France.    Watch the videos…

Airbus A350 operating on maximum takeoff power of its two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, demonstrated the aircraft’s low external noise levels and excellent handling conditions from its first moments in the air.



Beginning its takeoff roll exactly on time at 10:00 a.m., the no. 1 A350 XWB smoothly rotated and climbed away from Runway 32L at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, ascending through scattered clouds as it was accompanied by a photo chase aircraft.

John Leahy moments after the historic takeoff, said:

“The A350 XWB is fantastic and impressive. Did you hear how quiet it was?  We’re going to set new standards with the A350 XWB – not just for comfort and performance, but for environmental friendliness as well.”



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