Airbus A350 – Test Fleet Completed with Milestone First Flight

The fifth and final A350 XWB flight test aircraft which is designated MSN005 took to the skies for the first time on 20 June 2014.

This milestone maiden flight confirmed that the A350 XWB development programme is operating at full speed and on track for certification during the third quarter of 2014.

As the second passenger cabin-equipped A350 XWB, MSN005 will be tasked with route proving and ETOPS validation.