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A350-1000 Hot Weather Test


A350-1000 F-WXLV (msn 65) at Al Ain in the UAE for hot weather testing. A Doumenjou/Airbus

The Airbus A350-1000 has completed a hot weather test with F-WXLV (msn 65) at Al Ain International Airport in the UAE in conditions at temperatures above 40oC (104oF).

The objective was to check systems behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on ground.

An Airbus statement said: “The aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters demonstrating its maturity and readiness to operate in scorching weather conditions.”

F-WXLV (msn 65) is one of three A350-1000 test aircraft and will be used for route proving (including early long-range flights) and ETOPS (extended-range twin-engine operations) approval

The Al Ain hot weather test was the latest test milestone as Airbus works towards the targets of A350-1000 type certification and first delivery by the end of this year.

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