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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 12:32 pm

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Looking back at the first flight of MSN 76, it seems the tail fin is not fully painted. This means MSN 76 will require a small paint retouch.

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MSN 76 re-emerged from paint and got its vertical tail fin finished.

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Wed May 31, 2017 12:38 pm

Initial engine run on MSN 83 QR xx today.

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Wed May 31, 2017 2:19 pm

MSN 5 has just arrived in TLS.

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Wed May 31, 2017 2:42 pm

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MSN 5 has just arrived in TLS.


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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 3:08 pm

French Blue at TLS msn 005 :

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 7:21 pm

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Looks like MSN 101 (Cathay #15) is wearing its final registration. Possible handover today?!?
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Scheduled for June 1st
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 7:24 pm

Any news on the Are Lingus A359?
 
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Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm

CX Flyboy wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Looks like MSN 101 (Cathay #15) is wearing its final registration. Possible handover today?!?
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Scheduled for June 1st


MSN 104 just popped online with its final registration, I guess both aircraft will be the first 2 deliveries of June.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 8:15 pm

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kelual wrote:
Any news on the Are Lingus A359?
Are Lingus won't be getting their a350 as they switched the order to the a330neo
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 8:29 pm

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BOEING777EK wrote:
kelual wrote:
Any news on the Are Lingus A359?
Are Lingus won't be getting their a350 as they switched the order to the a330neo

I think you are confusing Aer Lingus with TAP. EI still technically has the A359 on order with no known A330neo order (either direct through Airbus or lease), although there are rumors that the A359s may end up at another IAG airline with EI (eventually) operating the A330neo instead. Nothing official though.

TAP on the other hand did switch their A359 order to the A339 and became that plane's launch customer/operator.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 10:23 pm

Polot wrote:
BOEING777EK wrote:
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Are Lingus won't be getting their a350 as they switched the order to the a330neo

I think you are confusing Aer Lingus with TAP. EI still technically has the A359 on order with no known A330neo order (either direct through Airbus or lease), although there are rumors that the A359s may end up at another IAG airline with EI (eventually) operating the A330neo instead. Nothing official though.

TAP on the other hand did switch their A359 order to the A339 and became that plane's launch customer/operator.
Im not sure but i thought Aer Lingus switched the A350 order to the A330NEO as theres no actual delivery date for the A350 for Aer Lingus

But also according to PlanespottersNet it shows that MSN 197 is Aer Lingus's A350
But when we look at https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbpr ... ction-list it shows that MSN 197 A350 is for Vietnam Airlines maybe they have A350s on order but transferred them to other operators.

So the A350 Deliveries for Aer Lingus will unlikely happen they will most likely get the A330NEO at this case.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 10:46 pm

Does anyone know what WV/MTOWs each airline are using?? I assume the early QR , VN and OY planes are 268K. I vaguely remember Zeke saying the CX panes are 272 or 275. Anyone now what the other customers are ?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed May 31, 2017 11:35 pm

If EI is still getting their A359s, when are the scheduled delivery? If they don't actually take them, would they just go to BA or would the order be converted to something else?
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:07 am

Here's a little backstory for the Aer Lingus order...

Originally Aer Lingus ordered six A359s in 2007, this was firmed up in 2008 and later increased to nine frames. They were due in 2016 but were deferred a few times due to the economic crisis and recession in Ireland. When Airbus launched the A330neo, Aer Lingus naturally evaluated it against the A359 but came to the conclusion that the A359 remained the best option and committed to take three frames a year from 2018 through to 2020.

In the meantime Aer Lingus' transatlantic network has more than doubled in size in three years and they've also joined IAG which is when the A350 order ended up in limbo. So far they've received four brand new A333s to provide immediate growth and placed an order for seven A321neoLR to replace the 757s from 2019 onwards.

The A350 order for Aer Lingus remains in the hands of IAG, it'll be up to management on both sides to agree when the time is right for deliveries.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:42 am

BOEING777EK wrote:
Im not sure but i thought Aer Lingus switched the A350 order to the A330NEO as theres no actual delivery date for the A350 for Aer Lingus


Aer Lingus does not have the A330neo on order. The carrier evaluated the A330neo and concluded the A350 was still the best option.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:56 am

MSN 5 arriving at BOD in September 2016 for refurbishment up to production standard by Sabena Technics:

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MSN 5 arriving at TLS in May 2017 after a refurbishment period of 8 months:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:30 am

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Initial engine run on MSN 83 QR xx today.

Actually never happened yesterday but is happening now. looks like MSN 120 (Ethiopian #5) will follow right behind it.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm

MSN 76 QR #16 getting ready for its second flight:

https://fr24.com/AIB02NE/d95dac5
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:58 pm

Looks like MSN 101 CX #15 has been delivered:

Showing its strong commitment towards eco-efficiency, Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to offer its customers the option of delivering new jets using a blend of sustainable jet fuel.

The 15th A350-900 for Cathay Pacific departed Toulouse on June 1st, bound for Hong Kong, with a 10 percent blend of sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. Since the first delivery in May 2016, all of Cathay Pacific’s A350s have been delivered in this configuration.


http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-e ... -jet-fuel/
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:34 am

Initial engine run for MSN 102 (Ethiopian #5) this morning.
 
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:51 am

I think that is MSN120 Ethiopian #5
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:18 am

MSN 121 CI #7 emerged from cabin fit and has been moved to paint. Should roll out soon.

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MSN 124 HX #1 finished outstanding work and has been moved to Station 20 for cabin fit.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:52 am

Finnairs #9 is online with it's final registration OH-LWI: https://www.flightradar24.com/MSN104/d980a43
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:23 pm

The A350-1000 got artificial ice shapes installed:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:28 am

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Finnairs #9 is online with it's final registration OH-LWI: https://www.flightradar24.com/MSN104/d980a43


Flew home yesterday evening as AY8961.
 
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:39 pm

MSN 111 (Thai #4) with another test flight this afternoon #AIB04GA
 
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:13 am

MSN 109 (Cathay #16) preparing for another test flight #AIB06GF
 
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:30 am

Will the QR birds be deferred for delivery due to the the political situation in the area? Likely too early to see...
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:41 am

I am pretty sure Airbus have been delaying current Watar frame for BFE items or AAB would have been very vocal.

Another delay will I am sure have them requiring some sort of compensation - given that the bulk of invoice is normally said to be on delivery.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:55 am

And now with Qatar going through this huge disruption in diplomatic relations, how long will those aircraft continue to sit there?!
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:57 am

MSN 113 (Finnair #10) first engine run this morning
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:27 am

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Will the QR birds be deferred for delivery due to the the political situation in the area? Likely too early to see...


LAX772LR wrote:
And now with Qatar going through this huge disruption in diplomatic relations, how long will those aircraft continue to sit there?!


QR doesn't need to A350 for regional flights to other Gulf States. As long as their long-haul operations are not affected, deliveries should continue.
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MSN 113 (Finnair #10) first engine run this morning


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Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:24 pm

Depends if they suffer from fewer passengers connecting from short to long haul.
 
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:29 pm

G'day

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hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 113 (Finnair #10) first engine run this morning


per Mr. Google a small tribute to today's World Environment Day :duck:

A tiny cloud in comparison to the smoldering Qatar conflict though. As for supporting terrorism, I guess that is the proverbial case of the pot calling back the kettle :crazy:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:48 pm

Some positive news regarding deliveries:

Deliveries of A350 widebody jets, which have been hit by delays to cabin equipment, are getting much closer to their forecasted delivery dates, the chief executive of Finland's state-controlled carrier, Finnair, said on Sunday.

"Recently they've been fairly good," Pekka Vauramo said "We just got one two days ago, our ninth, and it was shipped within one or two days of when it was supposed to be."


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-airli ... SKBN18W016

(referring to the delivery of MSN 104)
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:46 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
Kikko19 wrote:
Will the QR birds be deferred for delivery due to the the political situation in the area? Likely too early to see...


LAX772LR wrote:
And now with Qatar going through this huge disruption in diplomatic relations, how long will those aircraft continue to sit there?!


QR doesn't need to A350 for regional flights to other Gulf States. As long as their long-haul operations are not affected, deliveries should continue.

I'm aware of that. My comment was aimed more at a potential loss of profits/revenues that might encourage them to defer, if this goes on for an extended period.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:55 pm

Finnair will also get its zodiac seats replaced.... and a follow up a350 order may not be too far away..

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... -jetliners

In a further fleet review, Finnair will assess how many wide-body jets it needs to cover growth plans from 2023 to 2030, Vauramo said. The A350’s performance, which has lowered fuel bills by 3 percent despite added capacity, makes the jet a strong contender for a follow-on order, he said.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:42 pm

Glad to see Finnair is happy with their A350s! Their livery actually looks stunning on the A359.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:49 am

MSN 119 (Cathay #17) first engine run this afternoon
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:25 pm

MSN 109 CX #16 has moved to the delivery centre.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:31 am

MSN 120 ET #5 first flight today: https://fr24.com/AIB01FD/da5f4ff
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:27 am

MSN 109 (Cathay #16) departing on its first CAF #AIB07GF
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:37 am

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MSN 109 (Cathay #16) departing on its first CAF #AIB07GF


That is quite quick for a customer team to get to first CAF after the move to the delivery centre. Do the customer teams sometimes get involved on the flightline as well?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:39 am

trex8 wrote:
Does anyone know what WV/MTOWs each airline are using?? I assume the early QR , VN and OY planes are 268K. I vaguely remember Zeke saying the CX panes are 272 or 275. Anyone now what the other customers are ?

All VN are 275K
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:41 am

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MSN 120 ET #5 first flight today: https://fr24.com/AIB01FD/da5f4ff

you got a bit ahead of yourself Karel. Today is the RTO. Tomorrow should see the first flight.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:43 am

Well AIB01FD is a typical first flight call sign. It has now changed to ETH120RT.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:41 pm

MSN 111 (Thai Airways #4) at the delivery centre this afternoon.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:51 pm

gatibosgru wrote:
Glad to see Finnair is happy with their A350s! Their livery actually looks stunning on the A359.

I'm actually hard pressed to think of a bad looking one. The Air Caraibes A350 is my current "best looking plane" of any type.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:13 pm

MSN 122 (Singapore #16) online on the flightline. It has been there for a few weeks already so first engine run could be imminent.

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