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Topic: A380 In YFB
Username: ahlfors
Posted 2013-01-28 18:03:38 and read 8314 times.

An A380 in Airbus colours has been on the tarmac at YFB for a couple days. Why is it here? More cold weather testing?

Topic: RE: A380 In YFB
Username: Aesma
Posted 2013-01-28 18:13:07 and read 8267 times.

Cold weather testing for sure, but of what ? An engine PIP ?

Topic: RE: A380 In YFB
Username: ahlfors
Posted 2013-01-28 18:15:43 and read 8253 times.

Well, it has three engines covered and one uncovered, so maybe.

Topic: RE: A380 In YFB
Username: petera380
Posted 2013-01-28 18:52:22 and read 8128 times.

Probably cold testing for the XWB engine?

Topic: RE: A380 In YFB
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2013-01-28 19:19:59 and read 8021 times.

Quoting petera380 (Reply 3):
Probably cold testing for the XWB engine?

This item from 2 months ago (when the A380 Trent XWB testbed visited East Midlands/EMA) quotes someone saying that it will "soon be going to Siberia for cold weather testing".
http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/To...s/story-17286012-detail/story.html

Maybe it wasn't cold enough in Siberia so they picked YFB instead, where the A380 itself did cold weather testing before it was certified. I recall at that time they said it wasn't quite as cold as they were hoping for.

It's currently -24C in YFB with a windchill around -40C. Average temperatures for today: low -32C, high -24C.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/nu-21_metric_e.html

http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_gallery/photogallery/big/800x600_1318919541_A350_XWB_Flying_test_bed_HG_TRENT_XWB.jpg

Topic: RE: A380 In YFB
Username: r2rho
Posted 2013-01-29 02:22:22 and read 7456 times.

Quoting ahlfors (Reply 2):
Well, it has three engines covered and one uncovered, so maybe.

Well that answers it   Cold weather testing for the TrentXWB.
Airbus has been to YFB for cold weather campaigns before. The A330F has been there as well as the A380, not sure about the A400M. Seems like a popular place for cold weather testing at Airbus.

more interesting info:
http://videos.airbus.com/search/?q=cold+weather

Topic: RE: A380 In YFB
Username: YZFOO7F
Posted 2013-01-29 09:55:07 and read 5674 times.

They really should have brought it into YZF. We have had consistently cold days here for two months. The average has been -35°C.

Boeing was slated to bring the 787 here for a cold soak two weeks ago, but has obviously postponed with the grounding.

[Edited 2013-01-29 10:00:34]

Topic: RE: A380 In YFB
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-01-31 17:44:35 and read 1493 times.

Quoting r2rho (Reply 5):
Well that answers it    Cold weather testing for the TrentXWB.

Yup..

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...0/north-airbus-engine-testing.html


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