Philippine Airlines’ A350 XWB completes first flight in Toulouse

    Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Airbus stated (08-Jun-2018) the carrier’s new A350-900 has completed its first flight from the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse, France. The flight marks the start of the final phase of the production process, leading to customer acceptance and delivery in the coming weeks. Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s. The airline will use these aircraft on its premier long haul services from Manila to destinations in North America and Europe. The A350-900 will join an existing Airbus fleet at Philippine Airlines that currently includes 26 A320 Family aircraft, 15 A330s and five A340s. [more – original PR]