The A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, successfully completed hot weather testing at Al Ain International airport in the UAE.
The tests, which took place from July 4-7, involved the aircraft undergoing extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40°C. The objective of the tests was to check systems behavior with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters, demonstrating its maturity and readiness to operate in hot weather conditions.
Airbus has been using the Al Ain International Airport as its base for hot weather testing for a number of years now.
The A350-1000 is the new member of the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB family, offering unprecedented levels of 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.
Scheduled to enter into service in the Q4 2017, the aircraft currently has a total of 211 confirmed orders from 12 global customers.
July 12, 2017
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