First Passenger Experience in the Airbus A350

An important step towards the A350’s maturity at entry into service was performed on 2 June with the first of two Early Long Flights (ELFs) that carried Airbus employee passengers and airline cabin crew.

Using the no. 2 A350 XWB development aircraft (MSN002), the flight provided a realistic evaluation in typical operating conditions, including passengers’ use of the in-flight entertainment system, food service and boarding.

It was performed as a round-trip from Airbus’ Toulouse-Blagnac headquarters airport, covering some 6,800 km. while overflying France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and the UK, before returning to Toulouse.

 

Abdullah Nergiz

Havacılık sektöründe, hem havayolu hem de havalimanı tarafında 20 yıla yakın profesyonel tecrübesi bulunan Dr. Abdullah Nergiz, Türkiye'nin ilk havacılık blogu olan Havayolu 101'in kurucusu ve baş editörüdür. Yüksek Lisans ve Doktora çalışmalarını Türkiye sivil havacılık tarihi üzerine yapmış olan Nergiz, halen profesyonel kariyerinin yanı sıra özel bir üniversitede havacılıkla ilgili ders vermeye devam etmektedir.