Jul 11, 2017: The A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, successfully completed the hot weather tests at the Al Ain International airport, United Arab Emirates.
The aircraft experienced extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The purpose of the tests is to check systems performance with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on ground. The aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters demonstrating its maturity and readiness to operate in scorching weather conditions.
The A350-1000 is the new member of the Airbus A350 XWB family. It offers an exceptional level of operating efficiency, low noise and true long-range capability. The A350-1000 features a personalised 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 customised for customers on some of their long-haul routes.
The aircraft at present has a total of 211 confirmed orders from 12 worldwide customers. It is scheduled to enter into service in the last quarter of 2017.