Airbus A350 XWB Touches down in Hong Kong

The Airbus A350 XWB, landed for the very first time at Hong International Airport as part of ongoing flight tests and development trials

The MSN 005 is one of five A350 prototypes that are being used in the tests, the aircraft has to fly a representative airline schedule, demonstrating its maturity for airline operations. This route proving exercise is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which is expected in September this year.

For its visit to Asia, the A350 MSN 005 arrived directly in Hong-Kong from Toulouse, France and will carry out crucial hot and humid tests similar to normal airline operations in the region. The aircraft will perform a series of high frequency flights between Hong-Kong and Singapore over three days before departing back to Toulouse on Thursday 31st July.

The A350 XWB will then depart to Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday, 2nd August. The A350’s World Tour began on July 24th and involves a series of tests on four different trips. It will visit 14 airports around the world and will end on August 13th.

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10 comments

  1. Aircraft Spotting Hamburg 3 years ago

    A350, the best Aircraft of the world. Wish it will fly to Hamburg Airport one day.

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  2. Fortified Cactus 3 years ago

    Airbus, I have a deal for you guys.If you give me an A380, I’ll subscribe. I think that’s a reasonable deal?I’ll even through in a pen.

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  3. beavertown2006 3 years ago

    The best aircraft ever built. Well done Airbus.

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  4. Ashan Karunagaran 3 years ago

    Fixed the flags!! Good!

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  5. BarneySuperBear 3 years ago

    Every success looks a nice aircraft!

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  6. marcoismad 3 years ago

    Good Job AIRBUS!

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  7. Edvin Johnsson 3 years ago

    The Airbus A350 look to be an awesome airplane!;)

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  8. Timothy Tse 3 years ago

    Thank You Airbus for changing the content of this video. Merci and have a nice day

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  9. matthewtroth06 3 years ago

    Lol they actually updated the video after I pointed out that they had used a Malaysian flag for Singapore in the unupdated video!

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  10. matthewtroth06 3 years ago

    Lol they actually updated the video after I pointed out that they had used a Malaysian flag for Singapore in the unupdated video!

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