Airbus A350 XWB has been tested at temperatures above 40 degrees (photo / video)
Last month, the aircraft Airbus A350 XWB (MSN004) freezes ice at temperatures of -40 degrees, in Florida (Florida Panhandle). This month the roles have changed, and the aircraft Airbus A350 XWB (MSN003) "Tanned" at temperatures exceeding 40 degrees, in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
In both cases, the purpose of the tests was to check the behavior of engines and systems at extreme temperatures. The aircraft performed several in-flight and ground tests. These involved standing under the heat of the sun for several hours and subsequently checking the cooling systems.
On 14 June 2014, Airbus has celebrated one year since the first flight of an A350 XWB aircraft (how quickly time goes by).
Drawing the line, the test program is plotted. Airbus A350 XWB is nearing final certification, which is scheduled for Q3 2014. To date, the fleet of four A350 XWB aircraft has accumulated approximately 2000 flight hours, over 460 test flights. A fifth A350 XWB aircraft is ready to fly. The schedule is in line with the schedule, with the first aircraft to be delivered in QNUMX quarter of this year to Qatar Airways.