in Aerospace

A350-1000 completes hot weather tests at Al Ain airport

Posted 12 July 2017 · Add Comment

The A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, has successfully completed hot weather tests at the Al Ain International airport, United Arab Emirates.



The tests which took place from 4 to 7 July, involved the aircraft undergo extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The objective of the tests is to check systems behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on ground. The 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 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’ all-new mid-size long-range aircraft family, together with the A330neo, offering greater operating efficiency, low noise and 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 fourth quarter of 2017, the aircraft currently has a total of 211 confirmed orders from 12 global customers.


 
* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

QinetiQ brings autonomy expertise to European research programme

QinetiQ is to play a pivotal role in OCEAN2020, the first research programme awarded by the European Defence Agency as part of its European Defence Fund initiative.

Lincad wins Leonardo power management contract

Lincad, the British manufacturer of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems for military applications, is pleased to announce that it has won a further contract with Leonardo to supply batteries and other power

MAEL and Icelandair expand maintenance partnership

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has won an expanded maintenance commitment from Icelandair.

Oxford Airport hosts hullo launch

Following the successful introduction of the hullo Aircrew brand at EBACE last year, the technology start-up has officially launched its industry-first software platform at London Oxford Airport, which is designed to connect

Babcock to develop Busan base

Further strengthening its international reach and its presence in South Korea, Babcock International has announced that it is to open a facility in Busan, South Korea’s second largest city after its capital Seoul.

Innalabs secures €2.6m ESA contract.

InnaLabs has announced a €2.6m contract with ESA to design, develop, manufacture and test a highly reliable radiation hardened 3-axis gyroscope, used for measuring angular velocity or maintaining orientation of satellites.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
SMI HelicopterTBT1402240518S&P BT281117080318FIL18 BT111017220718SMI FAVSABT2411120418Aviation Africa BT18418SMI FAVWSBT1402060618