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Airbus A350 XWB Makes First Flight

Airbus A350 XWB Makes First Flight

The new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft took its first ever flight on Friday 14th June from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. It is designed to be more fuel efficient and to rival the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. 

The A350 XWB is a mid-size long range product line comprising three versions and seating between 270 and 350 passengers in typical three-class layouts. Scheduled for entry-into-service in the second half of 2014, the A350 XWB has already won 613 firm orders from 33 customers worldwide.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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