A350

Members of the media gather as an Airbus SAS A350, produced by a unit of European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. (EADS), makes its first flight in Toulouse, France, on Friday, June 14, 2013. Airbus SAS's new A350 wide-body lifted off for its maiden voyage at 10:00 a.m. before a crowd of 12,000, in a show of confidence that the jet can enter service in late 2014 and challenge Boeing Co.

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Members of the media gather as Airbus’s latest passenger jet, the A350, takes its maiden flight in Toulouse, France, on Friday.