Airbus A350 development aircraft MSN005 has touched down in Sydney as part of the aircraft’s long range route proving flight campaign.
The aircraft, registered F-WWYB, touched down in Sydney at 6:36am after a 12 hour flight from Johannesburg, South Africa. While on the ground in Sydney the A350 will host visits from media and industry until 2:00pm when it departs for Auckland, New Zealand.
“Sydney Airport continues to be a hub for new generation, quieter aircraft and we’re delighted to be the first Australian airport to welcome the A350,” Sydney Airport chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said in a statement.
Sydney Airport advises that the best vantage point for members of the public wanting to see the aircraft will be on Ross Smith Avenue near General Holmes Drive.