When the first A350 XWB to fly - known as MSN1 - makes its maiden flight, an international crew of six will be on board, comprising two Flight Test Pilots, one Test Flight Engineer and three Flight Test Engineers The international crew for Airbus' A350 XWB maiden flight included two flight test pilots, one test flight engineer and three flight test engineersThe A350 XWB's milestone first flight was performed 14 June 2013 with an international crew of six on board A total of five aircraft will participate in the A350-900's 2,500-flight hour test and certification programme, including MSN1The A350 XWB commences its maiden flight on 14 June 2013, lifting off on time from Runway 32L at Toulouse-Blagnac AirportThe maiden flight of Airbus' A350 XWB commences with its takeoff from Toulouse, France on 14 June 2013, beginning a flight that lasted 245 minutesAirbus' A350 XWB takes off from Toulouse, France for its maiden flight, which marked the beginning of a test campaign totalling around 2,500 flight hoursMore than 50,000 visitors watched the A350 XWB first flight's takeoff on the airbus.com website, which provided on-line streaming of the milestone eventThe A350 XWB's tapered wings - which were on display during the new-generation jetliner's 14 June 2013 first flight - result from Airbus' advanced aerodynamic designThe A350 XWB is the all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions, with seating between 270 and 350 passengers in spacious three-class layoutsAirbus' A350 XWB is clearly identifiable by the extra widebody fuselage cross-section, its distinctive wrap-around windshield and streamlined nose profileAirbus workers are shown readying the A350-900 for its 14 June 2013 maiden flight from Toulouse, FranceFor its highly-successful first flight on 14 June 2013, the Airbus A350 XWB carried the registration F-WXWBThe Airbus A350 XWB that performed the 14 June 2013 maiden flight is designated MSN1, and is an A350-900 versionThe A350 XWB took to the skies today at 10:00 hours local time from runway 32L at Blagnac Airport, France.The A350 XWB First take off official poster.Airbus' A350 XWB began its high-profile first flight in style with a very smooth takeoff from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on 14 June 2013This head-on photo shows the first Airbus A350 XWB as the new-generation jetliner begins its maiden flight from Toulouse, France on 14 June 2013A350 XWB MSN1, which is an A350-900 version, is shown on route to the runway at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, where the test aircraft subsequently would take off for its maiden flightAirbus' first A350 XWB advances to the runway at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport for its 14 June 2013 maiden flightThe A350 XWB's tapered wings - which were on display during the new-generation jetliner's 14 June 2013 first flight - result from Airbus' advanced aerodynamic designThe A350 XWB first flight's six-member crew included Pascal Verneau, the A350 XWB Project Test Flight EngineerFernando Alonso, Head of the Airbus Flight & Integration Test Centre: We had a great time up there; it took an effort for us to come back because we were very comfortable during the entire flightThe A350 XWB's milestone first flight was performed 14 June 2013 with an international crew of six on boardThe world's aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbus' A350 XWB as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight on 14 June 2013First flight of the new-generation A350 XWB jetliner - which took place 14 June 2013 - opened a new chapter in Airbus' 43-year historyWhile airborne on its 14 June 2013 maiden flight, the A350 XWB was clearly identifiable by the extra widebody fuselage cross-section, its distinctive wrap-around windshield and streamlined nose profile, along with the tapered wingsAirbus' A350 XWB first flight on 14 June 2013 demonstrated this new-generation aircraft's low external noise levels and excellent handling conditions from its first moments in the airIn completing its 4-hour, 5-minute maiden flight on 14 June 2013, the A350 XWB performed a flyby of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport before landing on Runway 32L to applause and cheersAirbus' first A350 XWB to fly landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France on 14 June 2013 after successfully completing its first flight, which lasted four hours and five minutesThe A350 XWB first flight's crew disembarks MSN1 following completion of the successful milestone on 14 June 2013Airbus' first A350 XWB to fly landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France on 14 June 2013 after successfully completing its first flight, which lasted four hours and five minutesFollowing their successful landing on 14 June 2013, A350 XWB first flight crew members greet the thousands of company employees, industry executives and aircraft enthusiasts who viewed this milestone event in Toulouse, FranceThe world's aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbus' A350 XWB as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight on 14 June 2013The A350 XWB is the centre of attention for Airbus workers following this new-generation jetliner's maiden flight on 14 June 2013The first A350 XWB to fly landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 2:05 p.m. local time on 14 June 2013 after successfully completing its first flightThe A350 XWB maiden flight's crew included: Peter Chandler, Airbus' Chief Test Pilot; Guy Magrin, Project Pilot for the A350 XWB; Pascal Verneau, the A350 XWB Project Test Flight Engineer; Fernando Alonso, Head of Airbus Flight & Integration Test Centre; Patrick du Ch, Head of Development Flight Tests; and Emanuele Costanzo, lead Flight Test Engineer for the Trent XWB engineThe A350 XWB first flight's international crew ensures all is ready in advance of the milestone takeoff on 14 June 2013The A350 XWB first flight crew included six members from around the globeFirst flight of the new-generation A350 XWB jetliner - which took place 14 June 2013 - opened a new chapter in Airbus' 43-year history
When the first A350 XWB to fly - known as MSN1 - makes its maiden flight, an international crew of six will be on board, comprising two Flight Test Pilots, one Test Flight Engineer and three Flight Test Engineers
The international crew for Airbus' A350 XWB maiden flight included two flight test pilots, one test flight engineer and three flight test engineers
The A350 XWB's milestone first flight was performed 14 June 2013 with an international crew of six on board
A total of five aircraft will participate in the A350-900's 2,500-flight hour test and certification programme, including MSN1
The A350 XWB commences its maiden flight on 14 June 2013, lifting off on time from Runway 32L at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
The maiden flight of Airbus' A350 XWB commences with its takeoff from Toulouse, France on 14 June 2013, beginning a flight that lasted 245 minutes
Airbus' A350 XWB takes off from Toulouse, France for its maiden flight, which marked the beginning of a test campaign totalling around 2,500 flight hours
More than 50,000 visitors watched the A350 XWB first flight's takeoff on the airbus.com website, which provided on-line streaming of the milestone event
The A350 XWB's tapered wings - which were on display during the new-generation jetliner's 14 June 2013 first flight - result from Airbus' advanced aerodynamic design
The A350 XWB is the all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions, with seating between 270 and 350 passengers in spacious three-class layouts
Airbus' A350 XWB is clearly identifiable by the extra widebody fuselage cross-section, its distinctive wrap-around windshield and streamlined nose profile
Airbus workers are shown readying the A350-900 for its 14 June 2013 maiden flight from Toulouse, France
For its highly-successful first flight on 14 June 2013, the Airbus A350 XWB carried the registration F-WXWB
The Airbus A350 XWB that performed the 14 June 2013 maiden flight is designated MSN1, and is an A350-900 version
The A350 XWB took to the skies today at 10:00 hours local time from runway 32L at Blagnac Airport, France.
The A350 XWB First take off official poster.
Airbus' A350 XWB began its high-profile first flight in style with a very smooth takeoff from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on 14 June 2013
This head-on photo shows the first Airbus A350 XWB as the new-generation jetliner begins its maiden flight from Toulouse, France on 14 June 2013
A350 XWB MSN1, which is an A350-900 version, is shown on route to the runway at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, where the test aircraft subsequently would take off for its maiden flight
Airbus' first A350 XWB advances to the runway at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport for its 14 June 2013 maiden flight
The A350 XWB's tapered wings - which were on display during the new-generation jetliner's 14 June 2013 first flight - result from Airbus' advanced aerodynamic design
The A350 XWB first flight's six-member crew included Pascal Verneau, the A350 XWB Project Test Flight Engineer
Fernando Alonso, Head of the Airbus Flight & Integration Test Centre: We had a great time up there; it took an effort for us to come back because we were very comfortable during the entire flight
The A350 XWB's milestone first flight was performed 14 June 2013 with an international crew of six on board
The world's aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbus' A350 XWB as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight on 14 June 2013
First flight of the new-generation A350 XWB jetliner - which took place 14 June 2013 - opened a new chapter in Airbus' 43-year history
While airborne on its 14 June 2013 maiden flight, the A350 XWB was clearly identifiable by the extra widebody fuselage cross-section, its distinctive wrap-around windshield and streamlined nose profile, along with the tapered wings
Airbus' A350 XWB first flight on 14 June 2013 demonstrated this new-generation aircraft's low external noise levels and excellent handling conditions from its first moments in the air
In completing its 4-hour, 5-minute maiden flight on 14 June 2013, the A350 XWB performed a flyby of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport before landing on Runway 32L to applause and cheers
Airbus' first A350 XWB to fly landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France on 14 June 2013 after successfully completing its first flight, which lasted four hours and five minutes
The A350 XWB first flight's crew disembarks MSN1 following completion of the successful milestone on 14 June 2013
Airbus' first A350 XWB to fly landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France on 14 June 2013 after successfully completing its first flight, which lasted four hours and five minutes
Following their successful landing on 14 June 2013, A350 XWB first flight crew members greet the thousands of company employees, industry executives and aircraft enthusiasts who viewed this milestone event in Toulouse, France
The world's aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbus' A350 XWB as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight on 14 June 2013
The A350 XWB is the centre of attention for Airbus workers following this new-generation jetliner's maiden flight on 14 June 2013
The first A350 XWB to fly landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 2:05 p.m. local time on 14 June 2013 after successfully completing its first flight
The A350 XWB maiden flight's crew included: Peter Chandler, Airbus' Chief Test Pilot; Guy Magrin, Project Pilot for the A350 XWB; Pascal Verneau, the A350 XWB Project Test Flight Engineer; Fernando Alonso, Head of Airbus Flight & Integration Test Centre; Patrick du Ch, Head of Development Flight Tests; and Emanuele Costanzo, lead Flight Test Engineer for the Trent XWB engine
The A350 XWB first flight's international crew ensures all is ready in advance of the milestone takeoff on 14 June 2013
The A350 XWB first flight crew included six members from around the globe
First flight of the new-generation A350 XWB jetliner - which took place 14 June 2013 - opened a new chapter in Airbus' 43-year history
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