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FAA type certifies Airbus A350-900 with Rolls Royce engines

European airframer Airbus has received type certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for it’s newest commercial airliner the A350-900. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.

The FAA certification along with the EASA certification which the aircraft received in September marks the successfully completion of a stringent program of certification trials for the A350 airframe. Airbus utilized a fleet of five A350-900 aircraft which have accumulated more than 2,600 flight test hours to complete the flight test program.

At the end of October 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide.

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