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Airbus A350 takes maiden flight
Airbus A350 takes maiden flight
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European airplane manufacturer Airbus' newest aircraft, the A350, successfully took off on its first test flight on June 14 from France’s southwestern city of Toulouse. With a total investment of $15 billion, the launch of the new aircraft was seen as a major effort by Airbus to challenge its US rival Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner in the long-distance market. China also participated in about 5 percent of the design and manufacturing of the aircraft's body.
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