New Airbus aircraft successfully completes extreme weather testing
On July 4-7, the Airbus A350-1000 underwent testing in extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.
The A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, successfully completed the hot weather tests at the Al Ain International airport.
On July 4-7, Airbus’ aircraft underwent testing in extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The goal was to check systems behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on ground.
The A350-1000 aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters demonstrating its maturity and readiness to operate in scorching weather conditions.
Airbus has been using the Al Ain International Airport, which is located in the United Arab Emirates, as its base for hot weather testing for a number of years now.
The A350-1000 is the new member of the A350 XWB family. Airbus has been focusing on designing and developing an all-new mid-size long-range aircraft family. Together with the A330neo, this aircraft offers operating efficiency, low noise and true long-range capability.
The A350-1000 features a modified wing trailing-edge, new six-wheel main landing gears and more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.
The aircraft is currently scheduled to enter into service in the fourth quarter of 2017. Overall, the French company reports a total of 211 confirmed orders from 12 global customers.