A350 XWB MSN001 debuts with new livery

Airbus has painted the first A350 XWB (MSN001) as it prepares the aircraft for its maiden flight this summer.

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Airbus (Toulouse, France) reported on May 13 that painting of the first A350 XWB (MSN001) was fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. This latest milestone, says Airbus, shows that MSN001 is progressing well on its route to first flight.

The aircraft painting was achieved 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.