Rolls-Royce XWB’s maiden test flight

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The engine for Airbus’ new A350 XWB jetliner made its successful maiden flight on 18 February, 2012. Installed on the A380 flying testbed aircraft, the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB powerplant demonstrated its performance and fuel efficiency during an airborne evaluation of more than five hours.

Source: airbus

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