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Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:39 pm

Eagerly awaited: "The company expects to achieve first flight of its A350 jet in the coming three months, Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier said in the sidelines of a groundbreaking ceremony for a $600 million (393.52 million pounds) Airbus factory in Mobile.

http://www.globalpost.com

Between May and July?
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:57 pm

I make it April, May or June. I have a feeling that progress is better than expected, so am hopeful of handover to the Flight Test this month and FF next month.

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Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:08 pm

Earlier they said "early summer", so I expect their internal goal will probably be between the last week of June and the first week of July. And I think that has been the case for a while now (and that might also be the reason why they haven't said anything like "Q2 2013" or "Q3 2013". If it slips from the last week of June to the first week of July Airbus would still be be bang on target, but some would say a delay of another quarter...   )
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Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:30 pm

When will aircraft manufacturers learn to stop giving out dates or time frames, when was the last time they gave us a date for anything which was actually met?
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Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:01 pm

Quoting 3rdGen (Reply 3):
When will aircraft manufacturers learn to stop giving out dates or time frames, when was the last time they gave us a date for anything which was actually met?

And we can apply that for Airports... look at Berlin, Doha and soon Istambul...  


I was not even aware that the A350 could fly this year...
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:07 pm

Can't wait to see her take to the sky. Haven't been this excited for a first flight since the 777.
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:55 pm

And Le Bourget is when exactly? The target must surely be to ensure it's ready for a flight display there so enough time for testing before.
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Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:57 pm

Quoting motorhussy (Reply 6):
And Le Bourget is when exactly? The target must surely be to ensure it's ready for a flight display there so enough time for testing before.

17 - 23 June, so in about 2.5 months
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:16 am

Forget about first flight--how about the first taxi tests?
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:39 am

Quoting overcast (Reply 1):

I make it April, May or June. I have a feeling that progress is better than expected, so am hopeful of handover to the Flight Test this month and FF next month.

Yes, that is the the next three months, but I don't think that it will be flying yet.
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:17 am

Quoting brilondon (Reply 9):
Yes, that is the the next three months

LOL. I was about to make the same smart@ss comment.

Cant wait to see this baby fly. Another model to get under my belt.
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:59 am

Quoting flymd1976 (Reply 10):
That plane's first test flight was a number of years ago. It's called a 787...wheres the innovation?

That's strange, I thought I heard that the 787 was doing test flights this week?

  
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:22 am

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 11):

Quoting flymd1976 (Reply 10):
That plane's first test flight was a number of years ago. It's called a 787...wheres the innovation?

That's strange, I thought I heard that the 787 was doing test flights this week?

  

hahaha, oke that just made my day! Thanks!

But really, when can we expect to see the A350 fully completed with the Airbus livery?
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:42 am

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 12):
But really, when can we expect to see the A350 fully completed with the Airbus livery?

At the reveal ceremony, no guarantees of before (Airbus managed to keep the corporate livery refresh a secret right up until the reveal ceremony).
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:07 am

If they hurry up in TLS, they can get the XWB in the air before the 787 gets its type certificate back!
Now that would be ironic, wouldn't it?  
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:21 am

Indeed they can spoil 787's return to flight with skilled PR such as roll out, taxy tests ... even before the A350 first flight
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:31 am

Oh WOW, I just cannot wait. When I was told about the Mayan prophecy of 21st December, 2012, My only thought was oh God, We wont get to see the A350 XWB flying. Glad to hear this is going to be real soon.

Is there any pictures of her out there with the engines on?
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:49 am

Quoting sabenapilot (Reply 14):

If they hurry up in TLS, they can get the XWB in the air before the 787 gets its type certificate back!
Now that would be ironic, wouldn't it?  

It hasn't lost it's type certificate. The FAA has just said that the battery problem must be repaired, but they don't say how this must be done.
 
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Quoting sabenapilot (Reply 14):
If they hurry up in TLS, they can get the XWB in the air before the 787 gets its type certificate back!

Yeah, I'm sure the Airbus engineers will work that little bit harder with such knowledge in mind  

The A350XWB is already more than a year behind schedule, I'm sure everyone involved in the program are working as hard as they can, even if they see a possibility to win one day they'll give it their best. And the A350 program is strong as it is without having to point out to its competitors challenges.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:54 pm

Is she already beautiful enough?
 
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:48 pm

I am holding opinion until I see the completed aircraft. I still think the cockpit/nose section looks funny but that may change with paint and lighting. Wishing her well on her maiden flight.
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RE: A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight

Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:35 am

The start-topic "A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight In Next Time" was changed into "A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight".

Now would space for one spaces between A350 and XWB.
What do you think?
Like this: "A350 XWB Countdown To The First Flight"

Or is
A350XWB a good encryption?
DREAMLI a good decryption?
 
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RE: A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight

Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:56 am

Quoting Bogi (Thread starter):
in the coming three months,

I think what he actually meant to say was "within 3 months" or "in about 3 months". I don't believe FF is planned for April. Or May.
 
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:36 pm

Logically:
Quoting art (Reply 22):
I think what he actually meant to say was "within 3 months" or "in about 3 months". I don't believe FF is planned for April. Or May.
 
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:14 pm

Exciting to see a new type getting ready to soar. I wonder if the wing flex will be as dramatic as the 787. I would assume so - but I have not heard the discussion - though the renderings certainly seem to show it. Have we seen word of static tests? All I can find is that it is "ready" - and "moved to the static test facility".

Quoting sabenapilot (Reply 14):
before the 787 gets its type certificate back!
Quoting Aviaponcho (Reply 15):
Indeed they can spoil 787's return to flight with skilled PR such as roll out, taxy tests ... even before the A350 first flight

Really guys - can't we just enjoy a new a/c without being .....
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:00 pm

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 24):
I wonder if the wing flex will be as dramatic as the 787. I would assume so - but I have not heard the discussion - though the renderings certainly seem to show it.

Don't forget that the A380 also has a lot of wing flex as well.  .
 
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:34 pm

Quoting EPA001 (Reply 25):

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Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:40 pm

Quoting Aviaponcho (Reply 15):
Indeed they can spoil 787's return to flight with skilled PR such as roll out, taxy tests ... even before the A350 first flight

The last time the marketing department decided on the roll-out date Home Depot had a run on Rivets. Let engineering decide the first fight.

Me thinks the 787 will have its type certificate long before this puppy flies!
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:06 pm

Quoting migair54 (Reply 4):
I was not even aware that the A350 could fly this year...

Me neither! Wow, I'm looking forward  
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:00 pm

That's good to smile: SpeaksWiki Article Airbus A350 XWB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1cS4GKm9v8
 
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Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:06 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 27):
Me thinks the 787 will have its type certificate long before this puppy flies!

Certainly true, because the 787 already has its type certificate. However there is an Airworthiness Directive that is keeping it grounded till the FAA deems it is airworthy again.

In any case, best of luck to the A350XWB team - can't wait to see it fly!
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RE: A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight

Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:51 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 31):
In any case, best of luck to the A350XWB team - can't wait to see it fly!

Can't agree more! And I wish the A350 a smooth test program.
 
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Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:55 am


cool glasses?
 
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RE: A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight

Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:53 pm

Is on Friday 3rd May, Monday 13rd May or on Thursday 23rd May roll-out ceremony of the A350?

[Edited 2013-04-20 06:49:14]
 
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Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:44 pm

Any word on a potential first flight date? Could there be a flight display at Le Bourget?
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Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:20 am

Quoting motorhussy (Reply 35):
Could there be a flight display at Le Bourget?

If first flight does occur before the show, the flight test program will be in its absolute infancy, I think that the chances of any flying at Le Bourget are close to 0%.
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:46 am

Over one month there is no new informations or photos. This is amazing.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:03 pm

So is this the A358 or A359?
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:18 pm

A359

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Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:26 am

Starts today the new competition-program B777X?

Boeings annual stockholders meeting is April 29 in Chicago.
 
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Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:09 pm

Published on April 29, 2013.

Hexcel: The A350 XWB makes its first flight later this year.   

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Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:28 pm

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 36):
I think that the chances of any flying at Le Bourget are close to 0%.

So static?
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Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:04 pm

Whats the chance of the 1st flight being during Le Bourget with a live screening on the Airbus stand ?
 
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Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:25 pm

Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 43):
Whats the chance of the 1st flight being during Le Bourget with a live screening on the Airbus stand ?

I think the ones that would be buying it can find their way to Toulouse, no?
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Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:43 am

You think, MSN001 will painted this or next week, then be immediately handed on to the Airbus Flight Test team, for the first time no roll-out event and after the first flight the first official presentation in Le Bourget on the static display?
 
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Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:12 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 44):
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 43):
Whats the chance of the 1st flight being during Le Bourget with a live screening on the Airbus stand ?

I think the ones that would be buying it can find their way to Toulouse, no?

Of course the buyers can find their way to Toulouse, working on that basis though, why stage Le Bourget or Farnborough as serious potential buyers will always be accomodated at the manufacturers premises.

The answer is its good publicity to advertise your success to the widest audience possible. Thats why Airbus stage those headline daily press conferences at the airshows. The publicity value would be enhanced by John Leahy announcing more A350XWB orders with the backdrop showing the live 1st takeoff.
 
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RE: A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:27 am

Quoting motorhussy (Reply 42):
So static?

I still doubt that Airbus can afford for it to stand around doing nothing when they are desperate to keep any delays down to an absolute minimum...

I'd really love to see it there, but personally - I doubt it.
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RE: A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:47 am

The Bourget organisers confirmed that there won't be an A350 static nor flying display. Of course, nothing would prevent Airbus for doing a low pass fly by if the plane is ready but IMO they could use their valuable time for the test program instead.

[Edited 2013-04-30 03:48:27]
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RE: A350XWB Countdown To The First Flight

Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:06 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 48):
The Bourget organisers confirmed that there won't be an A350 static nor flying display.

The Airbus A350XWB is not planned to the Paris Air Show, with managing director Gilles Fournier predicting the first flight before the show, which kicks off on June 17.


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