A350 takes off to impress Asian market

Still in testing phase, the Airbus jet will start flying in Q4

[SINGAPORE] Airbus Group let its new A350 play hooky for a few days from rigorous flight testing to show off the plane at the Singapore Airshow, as it seeks to build on Asian orders for a model that takes on Boeing Co's Dreamliner and 777 models.

The plane, set to begin commercial service with Qatar Airways in the fourth quarter of this year, flew on Monday and yesterday at the airshow. It will also be on static display as successful flight trials so far have earned it a few days off, said Fernando...

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