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In 2017 Airbus delivered a record 718 aircraft to its customers. Before its delivery each individual aircraft has to pass a ground and flight test phase to obtain the certificate of airworthiness. This lecture gives an overview of the production flight testing in an industrial environment. It describes the series of tests from the moment the aircraft leaves the final assembly line until its delivery to the customer. Flight test engineer Andreas Balk is part of the production flight test department team at Hamburg Finkenwerder and provides an inside view on his daily work testing A320 family and A380 production aircraft.