Airbus to complete A350 certification; first delivery by end of the year

|About: Airbus Group SE ADR (EADSY)|By:, SA News Editor

Airbus' (OTCPK:EADSY) new A350 jetliner is finishing its world tour of 14 airports and trip over the North Pole, in order to outline its capabilities and safety features in what the company calls a series of "route-proving" tests.

Safety certification by Europe's aviation safety regulator is on track for the third quarter, and Airbus expects to deliver its first aircraft to Qatar Airways before the end of the year.