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Cathay Pacific first A350-900XWB First Flight

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Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-941 cn 029 F-WZFX // B-LRA

On 24 March 2015 1053am French time, Cathay Pacific first A350-900XWB (Registration number B-LRA) took off from Toulouse for the first time. It underwent a 5 hours flight, mostly over Bay of Biscay.

The highest altitude it reached during the test flight was 43,000ft and a speed of 566 knots.  

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Cathay Pacific first A350-900 (B-LRA; MSN:29) completed RTO

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Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-941 cn 029 F-WZFX // B-LRA

Cathay Pacific first A350-900XWB with the registration number B-LRA, MSN 29 underwent a RTO test under the Airbus registration number F-WZFX on 23 March 2016.  An RTO is the acronym for Reject Take Off. During RTO, the aircraft cruises down the runway, before it reaches V1,the pilots will brake the aircraft to a stop.

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