Airbus A350 XWB took off on world tour - 3 weeks, 4 routes, 6 continents, 14 cities

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On 24 July 2014, Airbus A350-900 XWB (MSN5) took off in the final phase for certification. This includes a "world tour" of 3 weeks, during which time 4 routes are scheduled. The newest Airbus passenger plane will fly to 14 major airports on 6 continents.

These tournaments are designed to check the performance of the aircraft Airbus A350 XWB. The plane will fly from Europe to Australia, South America, North America, Africa and even across the North Pole. It will pass through temperature differences, automatic landings, ground services will be tested, and some flights will also have passengers on board. The tests are part of the final stage for certification, this being programmed for Q3 2014. The first delivery is scheduled for Q4 2014, the launch customer being Qatar Airways.

The aircraft Airbus A350-900 XWB (MSN5) it is equipped with a functional comlet interior, having two classes: 42 of seats in the business class and 223 of seats in the economy class.

All 4 routes start from Toulouse. Below are the scheduled routes with the corresponding destinations:

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Trip NO: Toulouse-Iqaluit (Canada) -Frankfurt (Germany) -Toulouse
Trip NO: Toulouse-Hong Kong (China) -Singapore-Hong-Kong-Toulouse (Hong Kong - Singapore several times)
Trip NO: Toulouse-Johannesburg (South Africa) -Sydney (Australia) -Auckland (New Zealand) -Santiago de Chile (Chile) -Sao Paulo (Brazil) -Toulouse
Trip NO: Toulouse-Doha (Qatar) -Perth (Australia) -Doha (Qatar) -Moscow (Russia) -Helsinki (Finland) -Toulouse

Currently, Airbus has 5 aircraft A350 XWB involved in the test program, which reached 540 of flights and 2250 of flying hours. A350 is the newest Widebody from Airbus. It promises 25% lower fuel consumption compared to similar models on the market. The Airbus A350 XWB family comprises 3 members (276-369 seats): A350-800, A350-900 and A350-1000. At the end of June 2014, Airbus had orders received for 742 from A350 XWB units, from 38 from customers around the world.

Airbus A350 XWB (MSN001) - first flight on 14 June 2013.
Airbus A350 XWB (MSN003) - first flight on 14 October 2013.
Airbus A350 XWB (MSN002 and MSN004) - first flights on 26 February 2014
Airbus A350 XWB (MSN005) - first flight on 20 June 2014..

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  1. [...] XWB (MSN5) will enter the 3 phase of the world tour and take off to Johannesburg (South Africa). The A350 World Tour started on 24 in July and involves a series of tests on different 4 routes. A350 MSN5 will fly to […]

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