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First flight of Airbus A350

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.

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First flight of Filton-designed Airbus A350 to take place

Computer image of the new Airbus A350 Credit: PA

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.

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