Workers at the Airbus plant in Filton have been celebrating today after the successful maiden flight of the latest aircraft to be developed there.
The A350 will be a direct challenge to Boeing's Dreamliner and hundreds of jobs here in the region depend on it. Bob Constantine was at today's event:
The Airbus A350 airliner has successfully taken to the air for the first time in Toulouse in France.
The flight was watched by staff who designed the aircraft in Filton near Bristol.
The first test flight of the new Airbus A350 is taking place in Toulouse in France. Much of the airliner was designed at Filton near Bristol.
You can see a live feed of the flight from the Airbus youtube channel below:
The first test flight of the new Airbus A350 airliner takes place this morning [Friday] at Toulouse in France. Much of it was designed at Filton near Bristol.
Employees who helped to build the state-of-the-art aircraft will be able to watch the take-off live on giant screens at their site.