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.