Airbus A350 XWB "shook" at -40 degrees (Photo / Video)
After one "Shower with plenty of water" made by A350 XWB (MSN004), a Airbus A350 XWB (MSN002) it kind of "shook" at -40 degrees in Florida (Florida Panhandle). For the first time in Airbus history, the European aircraft manufacturer sent a model to Airbus McKinley Climatic Laboratory. At the same time, the A350 XWB is the largest aircraft tested in this laboratory.
For two weeks, the aircraft was locked in the hangar and underwent various operational simulations depending on the weather conditions. Model systems and installations Airbus A350 XWB (MSN2) have been subjected to several climatic settings, from -40 of degrees C to + 45 of degrees C, to different degrees of humidity, etc.
During all this time, the entertainment systems, the air conditioning systems on board the plane, the waste and water disposal systems, all these were validated. The test included engine operations, which required the aircraft to be anchored to be safe.
In order to test the A350 XWB aircraft, McKinley Climatic Laboratory began preparations six months in advance. According to statements made by Philippe Foucault, the test director, everything went well, and the aircraft performed very well.