Maintenance programme submitted in preparation for the A350 XWB’s certification and service entry

9 July 2014 News in brief

The A350 XWB’s maintenance programme has been submitted for approval to the EASA, FAA and Transport Canada airworthiness authorities, representing a major milestone in preparations for the jetliner’s service introduction.  Definitive approval is expected during the summer, prior to the aircraft’s type certification and first customer delivery. The early involvement of Airbus’ maintenance and engineering teams – and discussions with authorities and customers – contributed to the development of an efficient A350 XWB maintenance programme. In particular, it will feature fewer and simpler maintenance visits, and flexible packaging of tasks, resulting in reduced scheduled maintenance workload compared with earlier generation aircraft.

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