Airbus A350 completes its first flight


Europe's newest airliner, the Airbus A350, landed on Friday (June 14th) after completing a four-hour first flight test.

The new-generation passenger plane retreated in Toulouse, southwest France, at 1405 local time (1205 GMT), after a flight at the airplane planner's Toulouse manufacturing plant.

The flight, which included two former combat pilots, took about four hours and closed eight years of development, estimated to cost $ 15 billion.

The French co-pilot Guy Magrin took the controls at 10:01 GMT (0801 GMT) for takeoff, and took the air under the wing of a podium chief who ordered 613 aircraft for the first time.

More than 10,000 Airbus staff and viewers watched.

The long-awaited flight carried a mileage for Airbus, fighting against Boeing's 787 Dreamliner for the sale of a carbon-fueled generation of light jets.