Qatar Airways’ First A350 XWB Completes Maiden Flight

The first customer A350–900 which will be delivered to Qatar Airways has successfully completed its maiden flight.

The flight was the first time an A350 XWB configured for a customer has taken to the sky. Following the successful flight, Qatar’s A350 XWB will continue its production phase before delivery; this includes cabin completion as well as further ground and flight tests.

Qatar Airways will become the first operator of the A350 XWB when it takes delivery of its first aircraft later this year. The airline currently has 80 A350s on order, including 43 A350–900 and 37 of the larger A350–1000 models.