In pictures: Passenger jet Airbus A350-1000 takes to the skies for the first time

The 366-seat A350-1000 is designed to break Boeing's virtual monopoly in the lucrative "mini-jumbo" segment, typically involving large twin-engined jets carrying 350 people.
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An Airbus A350-1000 new twin-engine passenger carrier takes is pictured during its first test flight on November 24, 2016 in Blagnac, near Toulouse. Airbus inaugurated on November 24 its biggest twin-engine, the A350-1000, aimed at competing against Boeing's 'triple 7', while social worries persisted about the 1,000 planned job cuts within the aircraft manufacturer. (Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Airbus A350-1000 new twin-engine passenger carrier is pictured as en helicopter flies nearby during its first test flight on November 24, 2016 in Blagnac, near Toulouse. Airbus inaugurated on November 24 its biggest twin-engine, the A350-1000, aimed at competing against Boeing's 'triple 7', while social worries persisted about the 1,000 planned job cuts within the aircraft manufacturer. (Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Airbus A350-1000 new twin-engine passenger carrier is pictured during its first test flight on November 24, 2016 in Blagnac, near Toulouse. Airbus inaugurated on November 24 its biggest twin-engine, the A350-1000, aimed at competing against Boeing's 'triple 7', while social worries persisted about the 1,000 planned job cuts within the aircraft manufacturer. (Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)
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Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier (C) speaks next to flight crew members within the Airbus A350-1000 new twin-engine passenger carrier's first test flight on November 24, 2016 in Blagnac, near Toulouse. Airbus inaugurated on November 24 its biggest twin-engine, the A350-1000, aimed at competing against Boeing's 'triple 7', while social worries persisted about the 1,000 planned job cuts within the aircraft manufacturer. (Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Airbus A350-1000 new twin-engine passenger carrier is pictured during its first test flight on November 24, 2016 in Blagnac, near Toulouse. Airbus inaugurated on November 24 its biggest twin-engine, the A350-1000, aimed at competing against Boeing's 'triple 7', while social worries persisted about the 1,000 planned job cuts within the aircraft manufacturer. (Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Airbus A350-1000 new twin-engine passenger carrier is pictured during its first test flight on November 24, 2016 in Blagnac, near Toulouse. Airbus inaugurated on November 24 its biggest twin-engine, the A350-1000, aimed at competing against Boeing's 'triple 7', while social worries persisted about the 1,000 planned job cuts within the aircraft manufacturer. (Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Airbus A350-1000 new twin-engine passenger carrier is pictured during its first test flight on November 24, 2016 in Blagnac, near Toulouse. Airbus inaugurated on November 24 its biggest twin-engine, the A350-1000, aimed at competing against Boeing's 'triple 7', while social worries persisted about the 1,000 planned job cuts within the aircraft manufacturer. (Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Airbus A350-1000 new twin-engine passenger carrier is pictured during its first test flight on November 24, 2016 in Blagnac, near Toulouse. Airbus inaugurated on November 24 its biggest twin-engine, the A350-1000, aimed at competing against Boeing's 'triple 7', while social worries persisted about the 1,000 planned job cuts within the aircraft manufacturer. (Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)