TAM Airlines’ first A350 XWB successfully took off from Toulouse today. The aircraft now progresses to the final production phase which includes further ground checks and flight tests, before delivery to TAM Airlines in December.
LATAM Airlines Group, made up of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, ordered 27 A350 XWB aircraft. The carrier will start operating the A350 XWB in January 2016 between Sao Paulo and Manaus. This will be followed by international operations from Sao Paulo to Miami, to Madrid and to Orlando.