Airbus A350 – First Flight Anniversary and Test/Certification Update

The “power of Airbus people” in bringing the A350 XWB programme to flight is discussed by Patrick du Ché, the Head of Development Flight Test, who recalls the next-generation jetliner’s maiden takeoff on 14 June 2013, its flyby at the Paris Air Show one week later, followed by the fast-paced test campaign that has logged nearly 2,000 flight hours during the first year of development and certification activity.