Five aircraft will be involved :
-MSN001 will explore the flight enveloppe,evaluate the cruising performance, the noise impact,determine Vmu and complete accelerate-stop tests and X-wind behaviour.
-MSN004 will have its maiden flight end of May and will be used for degraded take-off and climb performance, engines performance, fuel and APU system testing, water ingestion and extreme weather conditions.
-MSN002 will fly mid june,and will be used to test the cabin environment :pressurisation and A/C, lighting and water systems, audio and video entertainmant system...It will also be used to evaluate noise characteristics and wake turbulence impact.
-MSN007 will fly in mid-July and from Hamburg will be fitted withb a full cabin.Its role will involve,aside the cabin mods that could be the tresults of 002 tests AND
FORTHE EVACUATION TESTS.
-MSN009,only one equipped with the GP7200 engines will qualify these engines.
Sorry shouldn't be a starter but a reply to the main thread. OOps!
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