China Eastern Airlines' first Airbus A350-900
has performed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France.
The aircraft now enters the final phase of
production, ground checks and test flights before being prepared
for delivery in the coming weeks.
China Eastern has 20 Airbus A350-900s on order.
China Eastern Airlines currently operates 363
Airbus aircraft, including 305 A320 Family aircraft
and 58 A330 Family aircraft.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 890 firm
orders for the A350 XWB from 46 customers worldwide.