In Pictures: First Flight of the Airbus A350 - Take Off:
The first A350, MSN001, took off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at 10 a.m. local time, launching a flight test campaign that will last around one year.
First flight is expected to last around four hours. The aircraft will fly over the runway shortly before 2 p.m. and then return for landing.
(all images are screen grabs from the Airbus live video feed)