Shortly after the French aircraft maker finishes high-elevation tests in Bolivia on one version of the energy-efficient jet, it begins cold-weather testing on Baffin Island.
Making sure the new energy-efficient jet works fine at minus 18 degrees Fahrenheit, the French aircraft maker takes its A350 to northern Canada. Here's a look at the testing.
It was a good day for Airbus publicity as its energy-efficient passenger A350 jet flew over the high-profile air show and the French president hitched a ride in an A400M airlifter.
The new energy-efficient Airbus makes its third test flight Friday from Toulouse, flying slowly over Le Bourget Airport to show off for aviation fans at the Paris Air Show.
Attendees of the premier aerospace event probably will see the new energy-efficient jet on Friday. Also, its French manufacturer announces $69 billion worth of deals.
With thousands on hand near Airbus' headquarters in Blagnac, France, the aviation giant's next-generation plane took to the sky for the first time.
With thousands of aviation enthusiasts on hand, Airbus' newest airplane -- and its response to Boeing's Dreamliner -- took off on its first flight this morning in France.
The inaugural flight of Airbus' highly fuel-efficient plane, made with a majority of composite materials, likely means an appearance at the Paris Air Show.
No one knows exactly when the plane will make its first flight, but the buzz is that it could come as early as this summer.
Airbus is expected to make the first flight of the A350 XWB this summer. With Boeing reeling from recent problems with the 787, a new air war is about to get started.