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British Airways' first Airbus A350-1000 (Photo: Airbus)

British Airways’ First A350 is One Step Closer to Delivery

The first Airbus A350-1000 XWB for British Airways took to the skies over France for its maiden flight. The aircraft to be registered as  G-XWBA, though currently as F-WZFH while under Airbus testing, took off on Monday around 11:20 a.m. from Airbus' facility at Toulouse Blagnac Airport and underwent a 5-hour and 55-minute test flight. The first delivery to British Airways is expected to happen in late July and will be the first of 18 the flag carrier ordered back…

First Painted British Airways A350-1000 Unveiled

In anticipation of its delivery, the first British Airways Airbus A350-1000 XWB has rolled out of Airbus' paint shop. The aircraft is the first of 18 aircraft British Airways has on order as part of a fleet renewal aimed at next-generation aircraft. The aircraft, which has been rumored to be…