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18 June 2014
Commercial Aircraft

A350 XWB completes hot weather testing in Al Ain

A350 XWB hot weather testing – Al Ain 3
A350 XWB hot weather testing – Al Ain 3 H.GOUSSE/MASTERFILMS, H. GOUSSÉ
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19 June 2014

A350 XWB hot weather testing – Al Ain 3

Airbus’ successful hot weather testing with A350 XWB flight test aircraft MSN3 was performed in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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A350 XWB hot weather testing – Al Ain 4 H.GOUSSE/MASTERFILMS, H. GOUSSÉ
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19 June 2014

A350 XWB hot weather testing – Al Ain 4

The validation of Airbus’ A350 XWB in various climatic conditions continued with a hot weather campaign at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates

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Summary

Focussing on engines and systems performance in hot weather conditions

A350 XWB hot weather testing at Al Ain
 

The validation of Airbus’ A350 XWB in various climatic conditions continued with a hot weather campaign during June at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. These evaluations utilized the no. 3 developmental A350 XWB, designated MSN003.

Airbus’ A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN3) has completed hot weather testing in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The objective of the tests is to check the behaviour of the engines and aircraft systems at temperatures reaching above 40°C.
The aircraft performed several tests in flight as well as on the ground, including heat soak tests. These involve the airplane being left on the ground and in the sun for several hours and checks later performed on various cooling systems.
The A350 XWB is getting closer to certification in Q3 2014. To date it has performed more than 2,000 flight test hours in over 460 test flights. The programme is on track to deliver the first customer aircraft in Q4 this year to Qatar Airways.
A350 XWB hot weather testing – Al Ain 3
 

Airbus’ successful hot weather testing with A350 XWB flight test aircraft MSN3 was performed in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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