The A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, has successfully completed 'hot weather' tests at the Al Ain International airport.
The tests (4 to 7 July), involved the aircraft undergoing extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.
The objective is to check systems behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters.
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 unprecedented levels of operating efficiency, low noise and true 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.
The A350-1000 embodies all of the fuel efficiency and ‘Airspace’ cabin comfort of the original A350-900 – but with extra size perfectly tailored for customers on some of their busiest long-haul routes.
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.
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