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A350- Definite Design?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4188 posts, RR: 36
Posted (9 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

When Boeing launched the 787 (then called 7E7) program, its launched an innovative design with the distinctive shark tail. Above that Boeing's livery gave an even more dynamic design to the 787

but then it substantially changed the design to make it look almost like a 767 (nothing too original).

This is the current A350 design after it was modified. It certainly looks very great and with Airbus' bland livery at least we do not have a false impression of a more dynamic looking aircraft. Do you think this will be the final design or that we should expect Airbus to end it up looking like the A330 like the previous design did


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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10512 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

I hope Airbus keep the look of the nose. Very handsome.

User currently offlineWhales From Zimbabwe, joined Oct 2006, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

There does not seem to be any difference between the 787 and the New 350, apart from that they have copied the 787.

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

Quoting Whales (Reply 2):
There does not seem to be any difference between the 787 and the New 350, apart from that they have copied the 787.

Its a twin engined aircraft with a nose, tail, fuselage and two wings. Besides, it looks more like the A330 than the 787.

User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 979 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

I think the main wings of the A350 will get wing trailing edges and the rear of the engine nacelles will be serrated. Watch this comparison: the upper plane is a proposal of Airbus, the lower illustration is what we think how the A350-800 is going to look like:


User currently onlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6574 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 2951 times:

I dont think the A350XWB will change much in looks. Possibly the most likely thing to change will be the cockpit windows and maybe the nose but I hope they keep them like they are now, it looks very sleek.

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12352 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

The final design will be influenced mostly by wind tunnel test data. That is why Boeing changed the tail on the B-787. Launch airlines will also influence the final design, as they will want their livery to look good on the A-350.

User currently offlineSJUboeingGirl From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

I want to see the 787 with the Lufthansa paint scheme, it must look amazing!

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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

I really don't think artist conceptions can be considered designs. The final design has been in the case of the 787 and will be in the case of the A350XWB, determined by the respective engineering departments, not some artist in their respective public relations department.

As for the A350XWB I hope they keep the curved flight station windows, but I think they will revert back to old flat panels and those ugly creases in the skin.

[Edited 2006-12-12 03:51:35]

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