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  • Picture: Final A350 Test Aircraft Enters Final Assembly Line
    Posted by Rupa Haria 2:16 PM on Nov 04, 2013

    MSN5, the fifth and final flight test A350, has entered the final assembly line in Toulouse. It's the second flight test aircraft to feature a passenger cabin used to perform cabin related flight tests, according to Airbus.

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    The aircraft is scheduled to fly for the first time in spring next year and a handful of Airbus employees will be the first passengers in 'Early Long Flights', which will test the cabin and systems in near realistic operations, ahead of entry-into-service. MSN5 will also be used for route proving flights, says Airbus.

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