Painting of the first A350 XWB MSN001 was completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse.
This latest milestone brings MSN001 one step closer to its first flight.
The aircraft painting was completed in less than seven days and follows the recent completion of MSN001’s flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification.
Last month the aircraft underwent its engines installation, and passed a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests.
MSN001 will soon start the final tests before its maiden flight this summer.
The first A350 XWB emerged from the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France in its fully completed livery on 13 May 2013
Painting was completed for the first Airbus A350 XWB on 13 May 2013, marking a key milestone before its maiden flight
Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. The painting follows the recent completion of MSN001’s flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification and final closure of all aircraft zones.
Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. Last month the aircraft underwent its engines installation, and passed a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests
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