The first Airbus A350-900 for China Eastern Airlines has performed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France.
The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery in the coming weeks. The airline has 20 A350-900s on order.
China Eastern Airlines currently operates an Airbus fleet of 363 aircraft, including 305 A320s and 58 A330s.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 890 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 46 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.