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User currently offlineahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8336 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?

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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6645 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8289 times:

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


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User currently offlineahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8275 times:

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

User currently offlinepetera380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8150 times:
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Probably cold testing for the XWB engine?

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25288 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8043 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


User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2629 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7478 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


User currently offlineYZFOO7F From Canada, joined May 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5696 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]


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User currently offlineBoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1578 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1515 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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