We have all seen formation flying involving a lot of fighter jets or even cargoes. To see airliners fly in a formation is a rare sight and one that is a joy to behold. Recently in September, the newly tested Airbus A350 XWB airplanes took to the sky to provide a glorious sight of formation flying. Having clocked several thousand hours in flight testing as well as development of the airliner, it was one of the first public display of flying from the wide body aircraft.
The Airbus A350 XWB recently was certified by the EASA, which is one of the last certification tests an airliner must pass before being inducted into service. The Airbus A350 XWB is expected to enter into service sometime towards the end of the year 2014 and promises a reduction of at least 25% of fuel without compromising on the comfort or the range of flying. The aircraft has a twin jet configuration and can carry up to 369 passengers, though the number can be varied based on the configuration of the airlines. Qatar Airways is expected to be the first airlines to take the delivery of the Airbus A350 XWB.
You too can catch a glimpse of the show that the aircraft put up in a video right here: