The Impressive A350 Takes Flight After 8 Years Of Development

Category: Technology / Jun 14, 2013 10:49AM EDT

After 8 long years of development Europe proudly presented the newest jet the A350 as it began its maiden flight on Friday. Watching the flight were 10,000 employees and spectators as the passenger took flight over Toulouse.

The first flight will be four hours long and this jet is estimated to be worth $15 billion including the development costs of the past 8 years. Watching the maiden journey was the Airbus Chief Operating Officer for customers John Leary:

"We're going to set new standards not just for comfort, not just for performance, but for environmental friendliness. People living round airports won't even know we're taking off," 


Video Courtesy Of Reuters