New A350 Takes First Flight

The Airbus A350's maiden flight ended with a safe landing on Toulouse, France Friday, setting the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing.

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    The Airbus A350 makes a pass over the airport during its maiden flight from Blagnac airport near Toulouse, southwestern France, Friday, June 14, 2013. The Airbus A350 has taken off on its maiden flight, setting the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing in the long-haul wide-body aircraft market. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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    In this photo released by Airbus on Friday, June 14, 2013, the Airbus A350 takes off on its maiden flight at Blagnac airport near Toulouse, southwestern France, Friday, June 14, 2013. The Airbus A350 has taken off on its maiden flight, setting the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing in the long-haul wide-body aircraft market. (AP Photo/Sylvain Ramadier, Airbus)
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