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24 July 2014
Commercial Aircraft

The A350 XWB embarks on final certification phase

A350 XWB MSN005 route proving tour_1
A350 XWB MSN005 route proving tour_1 MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE HERVE
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19 July 2014

A350 XWB MSN005 route proving tour_1

Airbus’ A350 XWB route-proving tour is designed to demonstrate this next-generation widebody’s readiness for airline operations and includes evaluations of high airfield performance, auto-landing, airport turnaround and handling services

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19 July 2014

A350 XWB MSN005 route proving tour_2

On its global route-proving tour, Airbus’ MSN005 A350 XWB flight-test aircraft – which is equipped with a full cabin – will be operated by Airbus flight crews with participation of airworthiness authority pilots from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

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24 July 2014

A350 XWB MSN005 route proving tour_3

The A350 XWB will visit destinations in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East as part of MSN005’s four-flight route-proving campaign that kicked off on 24 July

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25 July 2014

A350 XWB MSN005 route proving tour 4

The MSN005 A350 XWB developmental jetliner takes off on 24 July for its global route-proving tour, which is part of the aircraft’s final stage toward certification and includes stops at 14 major airports around the world

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31 July 2014

A350 XWB - ROUTE PROVING - TRIP 2 - FLYING OVER HONG KONG, A350 XWB route proving: Hong Kong_2

A350 XWB AROUND THE WORLD, Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB does some “sightseeing” on its global route-proving tour, flying over Hong Kong during its trip to Asia

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31 July 2014

A350 XWB - ROUTE PROVING - TRIP 2 - AT HONG KONG, A350 XWB route proving: Hong Kong_1

A350 XWB AROUND THE WORLD, On its second trip during Airbus’ global route-proving campaign, the company’s MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner visited Hong Kong

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31 July 2014

A350 XWB route proving: Singapore_3

Singapore’s Changi Airport was one of two Asian destinations on the second trip of the A350 XWB’s route-proving campaign to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations

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25 July 2014

A350 XWB first route-proving trip_1

The A350 XWB flew from Toulouse, France to Iqaluit, Canada, before returning to Toulouse via Frankfurt on the first trip of Airbus’ route-proving campaign – which is the final stage toward certification

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25 July 2014

A350 XWB first route-proving trip_3

Airbus’ MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner flew to Iqaluit, Canada from Toulouse, France on the first trip of its global route-proving tour

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31 July 2014

A350 XWB ON THE GROUND - ROUTE PROVING - TRIP 2 - SINGAPORE, A350 XWB route proving: Singapore_2

A350 XWB AROUND THE WORLD, On its Asian trip – the second leg of a three-week route-proving tour – Airbus’ MSN005 developmental jetliner flew from Toulouse, France to Asia – where it operated several flights between Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to Toulouse

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World route proving tour to visit 14 cities

 
20 October 2016

A350 XWB route proving: Europe-Canada via the North Pole and back

The first phase of A350 XWB route-proving flights took Airbus’ newest jetliner from Toulouse, France over the North Pole to Iqaluit Airport in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. On its return flight, the A350-900 made a stopover in Frankfurt, Germany for visits by personnel from Lufthansa – one of the 38 customers placing firm orders for the A350 Family to date. The world route proving flights are demonstrating the A350-900 version’s readiness for airline operations, and will include operations to14 major airports worldwide.

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20 October 2016

A350 XWB route proving: Hong Kong and Singapore

Airbus’ MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner travelled to Asia on the second trip of its global route-proving tour to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations. In this phase, the jetliner flew from Toulouse, France to Hong Kong, and then operated multiple flights between Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to Toulouse. The Asian trip allowed Airbus to evaluate the A350 XWB’s performance in hot and humid conditions, as well as showcase the aircraft for Cathay Pacific Airways – which has 46 of these highly efficient jetliners on order.

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The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification. These Route Proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services. Some flights will have passengers on board. The A350 world tour itinerary includes 14 major airports worldwide and one route via the North Pole.
The world tour using A350 MSN5 test aircraft forms part of the route proving for certification campaign. The aircraft (MSN5) is one of the fleet of five test aircraft and one of two with a fully functional cabin (42 business class and 223 economy class seats). The A350 flights will be operated by Airbus flight crews with the participation of Airworthiness Authority pilots from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The tests form part of the last trials required for aircraft Type Certification scheduled for Q3 this year. The first airline delivery, to Qatar Airways, will follow towards the end of the year.
The three week trial (four trips) starts in Toulouse, France. Trip one, includes destinations such as Canada via the north-pole and Frankfurt. Trip two to Asia, the world’s fastest growing aviation market, includes visits to Hong Kong and Singapore. The third trip brings the aircraft to Johannesburg and to Sydney. From Sydney it will fly to Auckland, followed by Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo before returning to Toulouse.  On the fourth and final trip, the A350 will depart from Toulouse to Doha, then onto Perth and back to Doha. From Doha it will fly to Moscow, then to Helsinki from where it will fly back to Toulouse.
Today five development A350s are flying and are actively involved in the intensive flight test programme, which has already reached over 540 flights and 2,250 flight hours. 
The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the market-leading Airbus Widebody product line. Offering its customers a 25% reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB Family comprises three versions from 276 to 369 seats. The A350 has carbon fibre fuselage and wings and sets new standards in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of June 2014, the A350 XWB had won 742 orders from 38 customers worldwide.
Trip one: Toulouse-Iqaluit-Frankfurt-Toulouse 
Trip two: Toulouse-Hong-Kong-Singapore-Hong-Kong-Toulouse (Hong Kong to Singapore several times)
Trip three: Toulouse-Johannesburg-Sydney-Auckland-Santiago de Chile-Sao Paulo-Toulouse
Trip four: Toulouse-Doha-Perth-Doha-Moscow-Helsinki-Toulouse
A350 XWB MSN005 route proving tour_1
 

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