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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:58 pm

British Airway's have uploaded a nice video of their first pair of sharklets being painted to their facebook page.

ImageD2xTOB_XgAAcUyA.jpg_large by Kind Of New, on Flickr
 
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:58 pm

MSN 260 (HX#9) maintenance engine run and taxi test (delivered 12/31/18)
MSN 289 (ET#11) active at the delivery centre
MSN 293 (E9#1) delivery flight as E9350P. #255. #20 in 2019. #6 in March
MSN 296 (CX#33-35J) active at the delivery centre
MSN 297 (VN#14) returned from XFW paint hangar #AIB03FZ
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:56 pm

XWBA Comes out to play for the first time

ImageG-XWBA Airbus A350 British Airways by @Eurospot, on Flickr
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:32 pm

MSN 237 (QR#40-359) RTO - first flight scheduled for Monday
MSN 323 (HU#7) rolled out of FAL
MSN 326 (BA#1) rolled out of FAL
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 pm

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MSN 323 (HU#7) rolled out of FAL
MSN 326 (BA#1) rolled out of FAL


Temporarily?

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Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:50 pm

Why the temporarily comment?
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:56 pm

StTim wrote:
Why the temporarily comment?


I believe these frames are outside waiting to move between Stations and will be back inside soon.

Geoff
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:09 pm

Thanks
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:37 pm

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I believe these frames are outside waiting to move between Stations and will be back inside soon.Geoff

Nope. FAL is done. They're at Station 18 right now. Next stop Storage/Re-Work/Station 20.
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:50 am

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I believe these frames are outside waiting to move between Stations and will be back inside soon.Geoff

Nope. FAL is done. They're at Station 18 right now. Next stop Storage/Re-Work/Station 20.


OK the old definition problem with Airbus production. They’ll be back inside for outfitting and it will be quite a while before they go back out to the Flightline. That’s what I regard as the end of FAL.

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Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:17 am

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OK the old definition problem with Airbus production. They’ll be back inside for outfitting and it will be quite a while before they go back out to the Flightline. That’s what I regard as the end of FAL.Geoff

You can then say the same for everyone of my post regarding "rolled out of FAL". When my post say "rolled out of FAL", it means they've rolled out of Station 30 having completed Station 40/50 as well which i regard as FAL completion. Usually means they are at Station 18. Which usually is followed by a stint at the 380/330 ramp, then Station 20, then paint, then the flightline.
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:19 am

MSN 292 (LH#14) departing on its delivery flight as LH9923. #256. #21 of 2019. #7 in March
MSN 296 (CX#33-35J) first CAF this morning #AIB03GF
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:19 pm

Lufthansa A359 D-AIXN departing TLS for MUC on delivery flight

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Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:34 pm

I remember the earlier LH A359s were all 268t MTOW, has that changed?

I figured an airline such as LH that makes a lot of cargo revenue would appreciate a higher MZFW.
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:18 pm

Kindanew wrote:
XWBA Comes out to play for the first time

ImageG-XWBA Airbus A350 British Airways by @Eurospot, on Flickr


Just waiting on the Virgin Atlantic tail now! Can't be long...
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:26 pm

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hkcanadaexpat wrote:
January 2019 Figures
Flightline Power Ons: 9 (273/279/215/292/265/214/278/287/272)
Initial Engine Runs: 8 (262/273/279/278/292/214/265/215)
RTOs: 9 (271/262/277/276/273/279/278/292/214)
First Flights: 10 (271/280/277/262/276/273/279/278/292/214)
First CAFs: 7 (268/271/211/267/269/262/276)
Deliveries: 5 (268/271/211/267/269)
EIS: 4 (250/268/211/245)

February 2019 Figures
Flightline Power Ons: 8 (286/224/234/285/297/281/229/293)
Initial Engine Runs: 8 (272/287/285/286/234/224/297/293)
RTOs: 10 (215/265/272/287/234/285/286/224/297/293)
First Flights: 9 (265/215/272/287/286/224/234/285/297)
First CAFs: 8 (273/280/284/277/272/279/215/278)
Deliveries: 9 (276/262/273/280/284/277/272/279/278)
EIS: 8 (269/262/271/276/226/244/267/273)

March 2019 Figures
Flightline Power Ons: 8 (305/294/296/289/291/300/237/302)
Initial Engine Runs: 9 (229/281/296/305/289/291/294/237/300)
RTOs: 8 (229/281/296/289/305/294/291/237)
First Flights: 8 (293/229/281/296/289/305/291/294)
First CAFs: 9 (287/286/214/265/285/293/292/224/296)
Deliveries: 9 (215/286/287/214/265/293/292/285*/224*)
EIS: 10 (280/272/284/279/215/278/286/277/214/287/265)

* awaiting final confirmation
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:06 pm

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
January 2019 Figures
Flightline Power Ons: 9 (273/279/215/292/265/214/278/287/272)
Initial Engine Runs: 8 (262/273/279/278/292/214/265/215)
RTOs: 9 (271/262/277/276/273/279/278/292/214)
First Flights: 10 (271/280/277/262/276/273/279/278/292/214)
First CAFs: 7 (268/271/211/267/269/262/276)
Deliveries: 5 (268/271/211/267/269)
EIS: 4 (250/268/211/245)

February 2019 Figures
Flightline Power Ons: 8 (286/224/234/285/297/281/229/293)
Initial Engine Runs: 8 (272/287/285/286/234/224/297/293)
RTOs: 10 (215/265/272/287/234/285/286/224/297/293)
First Flights: 9 (265/215/272/287/286/224/234/285/297)
First CAFs: 8 (273/280/284/277/272/279/215/278)
Deliveries: 9 (276/262/273/280/284/277/272/279/278)
EIS: 8 (269/262/271/276/226/244/267/273)

March 2019 Figures
Flightline Power Ons: 8 (305/294/296/289/291/300/237/302)
Initial Engine Runs: 9 (229/281/296/305/289/291/294/237/300)
RTOs: 8 (229/281/296/289/305/294/291/237)
First Flights: 8 (293/229/281/296/289/305/291/294)
First CAFs: 9 (287/286/214/265/285/293/292/224/296)
Deliveries: 9 (215/286/287/214/265/293/292/285*/224*)
EIS: 10 (280/272/284/279/215/278/286/277/214/287/265)

* awaiting final confirmation


Thank you for continuing to provide these excellent summaries.

Geoff
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:52 pm

Just out of pure personal interest, when will Etihad recieve their first A350s? and where will they fly them?
Yes, i am flying Eithad later in the year. lol.
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:54 pm

bakestar wrote:
Just out of pure personal interest, when will Etihad recieve their first A350s? and where will they fly them?
Yes, i am flying Eithad later in the year. lol.

latest info i've seen is late May/early June but all things Etihad and the A350 should be taken with a grain of salt. No idea on routes.
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:05 pm

MSN 224, HL8359, (OZ#7) was delivered today. #1 in April...#22 in 2019...#257 total.
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:44 pm

Image

Here goes EY's A35K. It has the potential to be the prettiest A350 yet.


From this angle, you can see how bigger the A35K's wing is than A359's.
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:18 pm

MSN 229 (QR#39-35J) third test flight #AIB03NG
MSN 237 (QR#40-359) maiden test flight #AIB01HD
MSN 294 (SQ#33-Regional) active at the delivery centre
MSN 302 (IB#4) initial engine run
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:44 pm

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From this angle, you can see how bigger the A35K's wing is than A359's.


Could you be more specific (root width, wingspan ??? ). The difference at the root of sharklet is 9cm..
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:36 am

MSN 285 (HU#3) maintenance engine run and taxi test
MSN 289 (ET#11) first CAF #AIB03FK
MSN 290 (EY#1) active on the flightline (unpainted)
MSN 294 (SQ#33-Regional) first CAF #AIB02GM
MSN 296 (CX#33-35J) sporting its final reg (B-LXK) - delivery this week

Separately, VN-A886 landed in Toulouse with Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, on board. I believe she will oversee a "delivery ceremony" of an A350 (VN-A899) which is not yet ready for delivery as well as some Bamboo Airways event (not A350 related).
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:33 pm

MSN 290 (EY#1) initial engine run (unpainted)
MSN 291 (MU#5) active at the delivery centre
MSN 300 (AY#14) RTO - first flight scheduled for Wednesday
MSN 316 (SQ#36-Regional) active on the flightline (unpainted)
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:33 pm

All very quiet on the VS A350’s.... have they been fully painted yet?

New upper class seat to be launched I think on 8th April - are they being kept under wraps somewhere for big reveal that day too?
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:19 pm

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All very quiet on the VS A350’s.... have they been fully painted yet?

As of 48 hrs ago, all 3 of them were in prime at various stages of storage.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:09 am

Latest picture of first A350-1000 for British Airways

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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:50 pm

MSN 296, B-LXK, (CX#33-A35J) was delivered today. #2 in April...#23 in 2019...#258 total.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:48 pm

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Latest picture of first A350-1000 for British Airways

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https://twitter.com/AeronewsRO/status/1 ... 50529?s=20


Loving the winglets with the flag on them hope they roll it out to the rest of the fleet
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:16 pm

MSN 241 (QR#41-35J) active on the flightline
MSN 290 (EY#1) RTO - first flight scheduled for Thursday (unpainted)
MSN 296 (CX#33-35J) on its delivery flight as CX3512. #259*. #24* in 2019. #1* in April
MSN 300 (AY#14) maiden test flight #AIB01DW
MSN 302 (IB#4) RTO - first flight scheduled for Thursday
MSN 303 (PR#6) active on the flightline

* Final figures for March 2019 pending (MSN 224/285 contractual delivery dates)
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:45 am

MSN 234 (OZ#8) new test flight #AIB03FJ
MSN 291 (MU#5) first CAF #AIB02GZ
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:16 pm

First flight for Etihad A350-1000 MSN 290

https://twitter.com/cliper31/status/111 ... 65281?s=20
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:50 pm

First flight for Iberia A359 EC-NCX MSN 302

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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:53 pm

Hurry up and get that bloody EY and BA frame painted. I can’t wait any longer!!
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:57 pm

MSN 281 (3U#4) exited the paint hangar (special panda livery)
MSN 290 (EY#1) maiden test flight #AIB01NI (unpainted)
MSN 302 (IB#4) maiden test flight #AIB01GK
MSN 303 (PR#6) initial engine run

Separately, Airbus March O&D figures have been released:
> 8 deliveries in March (224 yes, 285 no)
> 1 new order for 359 Private jet (government/executive)
> IAG rejigged order book (Aer Lingus 9->5, Iberia 16->20)
> Lufthansa order for 20x additional 359s posted (2023-27 delivery)
> Starlux order for 5x 359s + 12x 35Js posted (2021-24 delivery)
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:45 pm

MSN 251 (HX#8) maintenance engine run and taxi test (delivered 12/31/18)
MSN 270 (HX#10) maintenance test flight #AIB04FT (unpainted)
MSN 289 (ET#11) sporting its final reg (ET-AWM) - delivery imminent
MSN 297 (VN#14) out on another test flight #AIB04FZ
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:03 pm

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
> 1 new order for 359 Private jet (government/executive)

Luftwaffe - Bundesrepublik Deutschland :?:
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:02 pm

MSN 289 (ET#11) on its delivery flight as ET9201. #259. #24 in 2019. #2 in April
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:26 pm

Would that be #3 in april, rather?
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:19 pm

Aircellist wrote:
Would that be #3 in april, rather?


It depends on how you count, delivery flights, or the ownership change happening before the delivery flight.

Airbus counts 22 by the end of March, this # 24 this year.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:57 am

MSN 294 (SQ#33) on its delivery flight as SQ8895. #260. #25 in 2019. #3 in April
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:28 am

MSN 328 (SQ#38-Regional) rolled out of FAL
MSN 329 (SQ#39-Regional) rolled out of FAL
MSN 332 (QR#45-35J) rolled out of FAL
 
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Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:24 am

MSN1, A350-900 flight test, has been fitted with experimental laminar flow leading edge devices on the vertical tail plane:

https://twitter.com/A350Blog/status/1114583203241705477
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:42 am

MSN 229 (QR#39-35J) active at the delivery centre this morning
MSN 303 (PR#6-last on order) RTO this morning; first flight could be as early as this afternoon
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:50 pm

Just seen that all Air France-KLM orders will go to Air France. Little bit gutted, thought KLM livery on an A350 would've been one of the best looking out there.

With the cabin reveal from VS yesterday any update on painting? BAs still waiting to go into next station?
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:17 pm

Just had an agent's news bulletin from VS saying their first A350 will be named " Red Velvet ".
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:01 pm

MSN 291 (MU#5) on its delivery flight as MU9001. #261. #26 in 2019. #4 in April
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:06 pm

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MSN 303 (PR#6-last on order) RTO this morning; first flight could be as early as this afternoon


First flight this afternoon indeed. Did a neat touch and go on it’s return also.

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