Airbus A350 XWB Gets the Thumbs up to Fly

The EASA A350–900 Type Certificate was signed was handed over to Airbus’ Executive Vice President Engineering, Charles Champion and Airbus’ A350 XWB Chief Engineer, Gordon McConnell.

Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said;

Receiving the A350–900 Type Certification from EASA is a great achievement for Airbus and for all our partners who have contributed to designing, building and certificating this fantastic, new generation aircraft. The A350–900 is now ready to fly from the nest and be enjoyed by airlines and passengers, the A350 XWB embodies many extra innovative technologies which make all the difference in passenger comfort and airline efficiency.

The A350–900 Type Certification comes after successfully finishing a stringent programme of certification trials which has taken its airframe and systems well beyond their design limits to ensure all airworthiness criteria are fully met.