RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2612 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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OwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2550 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:
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2389 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.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2182 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.
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1803 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.