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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:32 pm

I think they are 6
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:02 pm

Lufthansa should receive up MSN 255 this year, bringing the fleet to 12 aircaft.
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:47 pm

In fact, MSN 255 LH #12 is already undergoing pre-assembly:

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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:43 pm

Only 3 deliveries in January! Pretty typical for the month, or other reasons?
 
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:03 pm

The delivery teams get a break after the December rush. Output across all lines (A320/A330/A350/A380) is always low in January.
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:12 pm

audidudi wrote:
Only 3 deliveries in January! Pretty typical for the month, or other reasons?


It is three times as much compared to last January ;)
 
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:13 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
The delivery teams get a break after the December rush. Output across all lines (A320/A330/A350/A380) is always low in January.


Instead of rushing in December followed with lazy times in January, why not managing better the workload during these two months?
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:23 pm

MrBren wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
The delivery teams get a break after the December rush. Output across all lines (A320/A330/A350/A380) is always low in January.


Instead of rushing in December followed with lazy times in January, why not managing better the workload during these two months?


That's a rather complicated story, you may find some answers at https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-tac ... 1464082200
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:25 pm

Also thanks for the answers. I'm actually doing a bit of research myself of the A346 retirements, so I want to look closely on the next frame that will enter service so the other one will get pulled from service.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:46 pm

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Only 3 deliveries in January! Pretty typical for the month, or other reasons?

Its actually 4 deliveries. MSN 181 (TG#9) has been delivered and should fly out today.
 
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:02 am

MSN 180 ET #7 is now online with its final registration. Will probably become the first delivery of February.
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:20 am

MSN 187 HX #4 is getting ready for its first flight.

https://fr24.com/AIB01AW/104c20f8

It should feature a new business class product.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:22 am

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 180 ET #7 is now online with its final registration. Will probably become the first delivery of February.

Will probably show up on airbus delivery spreadsheet as delivered in january.
 
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:01 pm

tvh wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 180 ET #7 is now online with its final registration. Will probably become the first delivery of February.

Will probably show up on airbus delivery spreadsheet as delivered in january.


Yes that may happen. Airbus will deliver the frame when the title is handed over after the final monies have been received. That the frame may not actually fly out for some days after that.
 
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:35 pm

MSN 88 has been moved to the delivery centre.

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Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:22 pm

Qatar has already released the "Airbus A350-1000 In The Making" today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO4IDB3FDA4

We should be really close to the official delivery.
 
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:41 am

MSN 143 (QR) has been painted in the OneWorld livery
 
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:21 am

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 143 (QR) has been painted in the OneWorld livery


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Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:42 am

Any pics of the first A359ULR's parts?

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Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:15 pm

MSN 184 LH #8 has moved to the delivery centre.

Final LH A350 in the current livery.
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:40 pm

MSN 189 TG #11 first flight: https://fr24.com/AIB01FD/104f0a88
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:26 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 143 (QR) has been painted in the OneWorld livery


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What will the registration be?
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:31 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
What will the registration be?


A7-ALZ
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:02 pm

BobMUC wrote:
Qatar has already released the "Airbus A350-1000 In The Making" today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO4IDB3FDA4

We should be really close to the official delivery.


:D :D :D
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:44 pm

MSN 182 DL#7's delivery has been pushed back to the 21st of February for unknown reasons..
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:00 pm

G'day

777Mech wrote:
MSN 182 DL#7's delivery has been pushed back to the 21st of February for unknown reasons..


Late in the handover/acceptance process of this particular aircraft an issue showed up again with the electrically actuated lavatory seat levelling mechanism. Improper adjustment of this device may cause injuries to persons seated when using the lavatory, particularly if the aircraft is encountering mild to heavy turbulence. This caused incidents where sensitive body parts became trapped in the mechanism, requiring a surgeon to "liberate" the predominantly male victims. A software update will resolve the issue with the relevant additional certification requirements causing some delays.

A similar problem with early A 350's for Qatar related to a gap inconsistency between the lavatory seat and the lavatory base is unrelated and has been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties involved prior to the delivery of the first aircraft.

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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:13 am

Heavierthanair wrote:
G'day

777Mech wrote:
MSN 182 DL#7's delivery has been pushed back to the 21st of February for unknown reasons..


Late in the handover/acceptance process of this particular aircraft an issue showed up again with the electrically actuated lavatory seat levelling mechanism. Improper adjustment of this device may cause injuries to persons seated when using the lavatory, particularly if the aircraft is encountering mild to heavy turbulence. This caused incidents where sensitive body parts became trapped in the mechanism, requiring a surgeon to "liberate" the predominantly male victims. A software update will resolve the issue with the relevant additional certification requirements causing some delays.

A similar problem with early A 350's for Qatar related to a gap inconsistency between the lavatory seat and the lavatory base is unrelated and has been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties involved prior to the delivery of the first aircraft.

Cheers

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The toilets have a levelling mechanism???? Is this common on other planes?
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:22 am

Heavierthanair wrote:
... Improper adjustment of this device may cause injuries to persons seated when using the lavatory, particularly if the aircraft is encountering mild to heavy turbulence. This caused incidents where sensitive body parts became trapped in the mechanism, requiring a surgeon to "liberate" the predominantly male victims...


And then we wonder why these test/cert processes take so long.... :crazy:

EDIT: what in hell did it trap for the non-predominantly female victims?!?
 
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:55 am

Jayafe wrote:
Heavierthanair wrote:
... Improper adjustment of this device may cause injuries to persons seated when using the lavatory, particularly if the aircraft is encountering mild to heavy turbulence. This caused incidents where sensitive body parts became trapped in the mechanism, requiring a surgeon to "liberate" the predominantly male victims...


And then we wonder why these test/cert processes take so long.... :crazy:

EDIT: what in hell did it trap for the non-predominantly female victims?!?


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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:57 am

Heavierthanair wrote:
Late in the handover/acceptance process of this particular aircraft an issue showed up again with the electrically actuated lavatory seat levelling mechanism. Improper adjustment of this device may cause injuries to persons seated when using the lavatory, particularly if the aircraft is encountering mild to heavy turbulence. This caused incidents where sensitive body parts became trapped in the mechanism, requiring a surgeon to "liberate" the predominantly male victims. A software update will resolve the issue with the relevant additional certification requirements causing some delays.


:? :? :?

I'm not sure whether to laugh, to feel a little disturbed, or to be slightly relieved that (for lack of a better term) my family jewels survived both legs on the A350 I made about two weeks ago on DTW-NRT-DTW.
 
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:01 am

I see everyone falling for the joke again..... :lol:
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:59 pm

MSN186 SQ21 has been moved to the Delivery Centre.
 
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:00 pm

777Mech wrote:
MSN 182 DL#7's delivery has been pushed back to the 21st of February for unknown reasons..

Interesting that the unofficial spreadsheet now shows that the delivery will be on Feb 27th, one day before the scheduled delivery of N508DN! Possibly a typo as it would seem odd to have back-to-back, instead of simultaneous, deliveries to ATL, but at least they would be a day apart.
 
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hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 143 (QR) has been painted in the OneWorld livery




Can you kindly repost it again? Seems as if the images are not working.
 
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:59 am

Initial engine run for MSN 190 (DL#8) this morning.
 
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:14 am

http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airsh ... re-airshow

Revealing the outcome of recently completed flight tests, Airbus says the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB97-powered aircraft is meeting or beating performance targets. Empty weight is on specification at 129,000 kg (284,000 lb.), while noise is slightly better than expected with a 16.5 EPNdB (effective perceived noise in decibels) margin to ICAO Chapter 4 standards, allowing the aircraft to meet the stringent QC0.5/1 rules for nighttime operations at London Heathrow – a global yardstick for noise-sensitive arrivals and departures.
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:16 am

That must be a mistake, empty weight should be around 155t and certainly not 129t.

Article also states that A350-1000 takeoff performance is better than expected:

In recent testing the aircraft also showed better-than-expected airfield performance, with the ability to take off at more than 5.3 tonnes higher weights in hot weather conditions, 7.2 tonnes greater weights than forecast out of obstacle limited runways and 3.8 tonnes better out of high altitude airfields.
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:19 am

Karel I think that is manufacturer empty weight...does not include any furnishings and possibly not the engines.
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:20 am

Second initial engine run. This time for MSN 196 (ET#8) this morning.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:23 am

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Karel I think that is manufacturer empty weight...does not include any furnishings and possibly not the engines.


Quite interesting as Airbus stopped publishing the manufacturer empty weight years ago. At least the ACAP docs shows the OEW at 155t.
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:26 am

MSN 186 SQ #21 ready for a CAF: https://fr24.com/AIB03TW/1055e498
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:33 pm

ap305 wrote:
http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow

Revealing the outcome of recently completed flight tests, Airbus says the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB97-powered aircraft is meeting or beating performance targets. Empty weight is on specification at 129,000 kg (284,000 lb.), while noise is slightly better than expected with a 16.5 EPNdB (effective perceived noise in decibels) margin to ICAO Chapter 4 standards, allowing the aircraft to meet the stringent QC0.5/1 rules for nighttime operations at London Heathrow – a global yardstick for noise-sensitive arrivals and departures.


Even without the discussion about the weight it is a very good article and shows that the A350-1000 is quite better than expected in several departments. That for sure will boost future sales. :)

How many A350-1000's are in production at this time? Only the QR frames?
 
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:40 pm

ap305 wrote:
Karel I think that is manufacturer empty weight...does not include any furnishings and possibly not the engines.


Do we know the equivalent manufacturer empty weight for the A350-900?
 
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:44 pm

Cathy has 3 frames in the late stages of production
 
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:45 pm

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Do we know the equivalent manufacturer empty weight for the A350-900?


115,700 kg
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StTim wrote:
Cathy has 3 frames in the late stages of production


Thanks. :)
 
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:28 pm

MSN 88, Qatar's first A350-1000, is about to depart on its first CAF:

https://fr24.com/AIB06NR/10564ce9
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:32 pm

And MSN 185 TG #10 just completed a 2nd flight, should move to the DC shortly.

https://fr24.com/AIB02IW/1055eafd
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:54 pm

MSN 197 VN #12 emerged from cabin fit. Should be painted soon.

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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:41 pm

EPA001 wrote:
ap305 wrote:
http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow
Even without the discussion about the weight it is a very good article and shows that the A350-1000 is quite better than expected in several departments. That for sure will boost future sales. :)


The 99.3% dispatch reliability of the -900 after just 3 years of service will also push many fence sitters towards the aircraft. For reference, this is a figure that the 787 has now reached after 6 years.
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