China Airlines A350 XWB ready to start ground, flight tests

China Airlines (CAL) A350 XWB has completed cabin furnishing and engine installation at the Airbus Toulouse final assembly line and is ready to proceed with further ground and flight testing, the company said.

This A350-900 for CAL is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter 2016.

China Airlines said it has 14 A350-900 on order. The aircraft is expected to be deployed on the carrier´s long-haul routes to Europe and on selected regional routes. The A350-900 will join China Airlines´ other Airbus fleet including A330s and A340s on its regional and long haul services.

China Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Taiwan. It is headquartered in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and has 11,154 regular employees. China Airlines operates over 1,400 flights weekly to 118 airports in 115 cities across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.