First A350 XWB for JAL makes maiden flight

JAL's first A350-900 makes its maiden flight ©Airbus

The first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has successfully completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft to be produced by Airbus for the airline and features a special A350 logo on the fuselage.

The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, including cabin completion, as well as further ground and flight tests leading to customer acceptance and delivery.

Altogether JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s). The A350-900 will initially be operated by JAL on major domestic routes, with a three class configuration seating 369 passengers.

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