Airbus A350-1000 shows its performance under the Aurora Borealis
The newest member of the Airbus A350 XWB family has undergone extreme testing in Iqaluit, Canada!
In February, a Airbus A350-1000 (MNS71) factory, the largest aircraft in family A350 XWB, has undergone rigorous ground and air tests. These were made under very low temperatures in the Iqaluit region, Canada.
Airbus A350-1000 in Canada
Iqaluit, a Canadian territory with a polar climate caused by Labrador Current, hosted the A350-1000 aircraft testing program. The entire operation lasted 5 days, during which time the outside air temperature ranged from -28 degrees to -37 degrees Celsius. At the same time, the Northern Lights performed in the background!
According to Emanuele Costanzo, Flight Test Engineer at Airbus, Airbus A350-1000 passed ground and flight tests, demonstrating the reliability of the A350 XWB aircraft.
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