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An acceptance flight is crucial for airline customers buying new aircraft as it provides the final series of checks prior to handover. Prior to COVID-19, Vasco Garcia experienced the testing process firsthand on board Lufthansa’s 16th Airbus A350.

The Airbus A350-900, F-WZGC (c/n 390), was later re-registered as D-AIXP ‘Braunschweig’.
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Demand for maiden and retirement rotations are highly prized by aviation enthusiasts around the world. Acceptance flights are even rarer and nearly always exclusive to staff from the manufacturer and carrier along with media representatives.

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