Excerpt from The Telegraph
A plane championed as the stalwart of the next era of long haul air travel has successfully completed its first flight.
The Ultra Long Range A350 XWB took off from the Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse before performing a short flight above the south of France and returning to the French city.
The aircraft has a range of 9,700 miles and will later in the year serve a record-breaking route between Singapore and New York, courtesy of Singapore Airlines. The flight, at 9,521 miles, will shoot to the top of the table as the world’s longest commercial flight.
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