The first A350-900 for China Eastern Airlines has performed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France.
The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery in the coming weeks.
The airline has 20 A350-900s on order.
China Eastern Airlines currently operates an Airbus fleet of 363 aircraft, including 305 A320 Family aircraft and 58 A330 Family aircraft.
Bringing new levels of efficiency and comfort in the long range market, the A350 Family is especially well suited to the needs of Asia-Pacific airlines. To date, A350 Family firm orders from carriers in the region represent over a third of total sales for the type.