Europe’s newest passenger jet, the A350, is “progressing well on its route to first flight,” manufacturer Airbus said on Monday.
The planemaker issued the comment after the first flyable aircraft left the paint shop in Airbus colors, ahead of final… Continue reading
Lightning strike testing has been performed for the A350 XWB, completing a key required step in preparations for this next-generation Airbus jetliner’s maiden flight.
These so-called “electromagnetic hazard” evaluations – which took place mid-month at Airbus’ Clément Ader facility in… Continue reading
A350-1000 to take major role in British Airways future long-haul
After a thorough selection process, International Airline Group (IAG), and British Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to buy 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft plus 18 options, as part… Continue reading
• Offering even more interior choices for A350 XWB operators
• EADS Sogerma to introduce a new seat model into the A350 XWB catalogue
• Joining Zodiac in enriching the A350 XWB’s Premium Economy Seating offer
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Airbus has installed on the first flight-test A350 XWB (MSN001) its two flight-ready Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and is also installing the new Honeywell HGT1700 auxiliary power unit (APU) at Airbus’ production facilities in Toulouse (France).
The new Trent engines… Continue reading
GE Aviation Delivers its First Production Wing Components for the Airbus A350 XWB; First A350 XWB is undergoing ground testing in Toulouse
GE Aviation, Hamble has achieved a major program milestone with the delivery of its initial production wing fixed trailing edge components for the first A350 XWB to fly – ‘MSN001.’ The first A350 XWB-MSN001 is now structurally complete and is… Continue reading
The first A350 XWB – MSN001 – now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing, from Roger Béteille A350 XWB FAL “Station 30” to the Clément Ader area “Station 18” in Toulouse. The aircraft… Continue reading
Demand for nearly 10,000 new aircraft, including over 3,800 widebodies
Asia-Pacific airlines will lead global demand for larger and more eco-efficient aircraft types over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast for the region… Continue reading
Build-up of the third A350 XWB is now underway at Airbus’ Toulouse, France final assembly line as preparations continue for the next-generation jetliner’s upcoming flight and certification campaign.
Designated MSN3, this aircraft will be deployed for a variety of… Continue reading
Reverts back to nickel cadmium technology
Airbus is confident that the lithium ion (Li-ion) main battery architecture it has been developing with Saft and qualifying for the A350 XWB aircraft is robust and safe. The A350 XWB… Continue reading
Engine certification paves the way for A350 XWB first flight in the summer
The Airbus A350 XWB programme has achieved yet another important milestone with the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) award of the Engine Type Certification… Continue reading