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First Airbus A350-900 for Air France makes its maiden flight

Toulouse, France - The first Airbus A350-900 of Air France carried out its first test flight today at the Toulouse factory of the European aircraft manufacturer.

The French flag carrier expects to receive its first A350-900 within a few weeks.

The aircraft is configured to accommodate 324 passengers - 34 in the new Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy and 266 in Economy.

Air France will receive 28 Airbus A350-900 in total over time. The new widebodies of the carrier will replace the older A340-300s and Boeing 777s in the fleet.

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