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Watch the Airbus A350-1000 Fly for the Very First Time

Nov. 24, 2016
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Watch the Airbus A350-1000 Fly for the Very First Time
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We're very familiar with the Airbus A350-900, which is now flying with a handful of carriers, including Cathay Pacific, Qatar, Singapore and Vietnam. But the -900 is not the only variant that Airbus has planned — there's also a shorter A350-800 version, and the extended-length A350-1000, which took to the skies for the very first time earlier today.

Aviation journalist Jason Rabinowitz was on site in Toulouse today, and captured a video (above) of the first test flight.

The plane took off at 10:42am local time with two pilots, an engineer and three technicians to monitor the aircraft's performance during its first flight. The -1000 is 7 meters (23 feet) longer than the A350-900, with space for an extra 40 passengers. 11 airlines have committed to this variant, with 195 total orders to date.

Have you flown the Airbus A350?

Featured image by Marina Lystseva

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