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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:01 pm

Quoting rbrunner (Reply 96):
I wonder if she is going to remain idle until then..

These are the latest photos of her in GRU

http://www.aeroin.net/todos-os-angul...s-do-primeiro-a350-900-xwb-da-tam/

A translation of that page suggests TAM is planning some sort of a media event.
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:29 pm

No too good a day for A350 as a good number of departures significantly delayed. Worst days performance so far.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:38 pm

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 98):
No too good a day for A350 as a good number of departures significantly delayed. Worst days performance so far.

Without any details and justification, your claim is worthless and might have zero relationship with the aircraft and their status. Might be weather-related, political, personnel, or a veritable plethora of other reasons.

Next, please!
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:51 pm

VN-A889 still sitting in CDG... I think this is the longest period that an a350 has been u/s at a destination away from base.
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:29 pm

Quoting Stitch (Reply 84):
the A350-900 should be able to carry a decent cargo load on top of a full passenger load with a significant reduction in trip fuel burn.

What is the estimated block fuel burn delta between the 77L and 359?
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:53 pm

Quoting swallow (Reply 101):
What is the estimated block fuel burn delta between the 77L and 359?

Depends on the stage length, but for longer missions it could be a bit north of 2000kg an hour in favor of the A350-900 based on what I have heard from people privy to Airbus presentations.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:58 pm

Quoting Stitch (Reply 102):
Depends on the stage length, but for longer missions it could be a bit north of 2000kg an hour in favor of the A350-900 based on what I have heard from people privy to Airbus presentations.

That is a substantial difference.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:35 am

Thanks Stitch.

A delta north of 2000kg/hr is larger than that between the 333 and the 772.

Is it correct to say that the 359 with approximately the same OEW as the 772 burns about 1000kg/hr less fuel?
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:20 pm

VN-A889 appears to have some sort of computer glitch and Airbus engineers are working on it(at least thats what the google translation suggests)...

http://vnexpress.net/tin-tuc/thoi-su...s-bi-truc-trac-o-phap-3338111.html

Edit: this article seems to suggest Airbus has sent a wing specialist:
http://nld.com.vn/thoi-su-trong-nuoc...su-co-o-phap-20160105170815718.htm

I think it would help if a Vietnamese speaker could decipher this news...

[Edited 2016-01-05 05:30:49]

[Edited 2016-01-05 05:52:20]
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:46 pm

sassiciai

Re your rather cutting response suggest you track through FR24 and you will see that for whatever reasons the aircraft are not enjoying the best on time departures or arrivals. This is in marked contrast to the last few months. I fully appreciate through my background in aviation there are numerous reasons generating delays that are not related to the airframe, the engines or supporting systems.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:57 pm

Quoting swallow (Reply 104):
Is it correct to say that the 359 with approximately the same OEW as the 772 burns about 1000kg/hr less fuel?

That sounds about right based on the numbers I have seen reported.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:47 am

Quoting ap305 (Reply 105):
VN-A889 appears to have some sort of computer glitch

I saw it on my radar screen tonight as HVN18 (and HVN18D was a 772 right behind it) so the problem must have been resolved...
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:36 am

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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:38 pm

Quoting ap305 (Reply 105):
Edit: this article seems to suggest Airbus has sent a wing specialist:

I found this on Twitter:

Experts from Airbus identified the technical issue related to the setting of the wing flaps.
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:57 pm

I wonder if this is related to the AD? the flap mechanisms are complex on all modern frames. Reading avhearald flap issues are a reasonably common issue.

I am sure Airbus will use this to see if there could be common failure mode not yet picked up.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:17 pm

Some nice Photos of Finnairs A350 inaugural flight to PEK:

Beijing Capital Airport Welcomes First A350 Flight
More on the page of China Aviation Daily:
http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/50/50111.html



http://pic.carnoc.com/file/160107/tj_16010703122077.jpg
http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/50/50111.html
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:52 am

Fr24 shows the Tam a350 flew to GIG and back
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:55 pm

A7-ALG still in PHL after three days. Anyone aware of what the problem is?
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:26 pm

Quoting ap305 (Reply 69):
The first a350 AD has been issued by EASA concerning the aileron actuators.

http://ad.easa.europa.eu/

i am actually quite surprised that the hardware failure was not simulated during the intensive system testing they conducted on their testbeds. The consequences to the flight modes when an actuator fails should be known I assume before going into service

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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:12 am

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 114):
A7-ALG still in PHL after three days. Anyone aware of what the problem is?

A7-ALG on the flight back to Doha right now:
http://www.flightradar24.com/QTR3254/
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:49 pm

We have a Finnair on its way to JFK (AY5). Is this Finnairs first JFK flight with A350?

http://www.flightradar24.com/FIN5/883b7d8
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:01 pm



Quoting poolkeeper (Reply 117):
We have a Finnair on its way to JFK (AY5). Is this Finnairs first JFK flight with A350?

I think so;

Quoting Finnair:

Hello Big Apple! We'll be flying with A350 to New York between 12-20 Jan. Welcome
aboard! #A350Finnair #NewYork #BigApple


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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:32 pm

Looks like the a350 has again gone tech at PHL....
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:35 pm

Caught A7-ALD departing PHL on the third day of A350 service back on 1/3/2016 (it also flew day one... I filmed that day).

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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:43 pm

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 114):

ALG was in PHL for 2 days. Arrived on Sunday morning and left Monday evening due to a hydraulic issue.

Quoting ap305 (Reply 119):

ALC is now AOG at PHL
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:00 am

A7-ALC now serviceable and en route. Interesting that it would appear Qatar have had longer delays thru serviceabilty than other operators but that could be due due to the fleet being all early copies and larger in number. However that said overall pretty good first year of operations with on time arrivals appear high. Did yesterdays Airbus Press Conference give any data on the aircrafts overall performance in service?
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:02 am

The press conference said they were happy with the first year and the target for this year is 98.5%.

Will be interesting to see - but I agree a steady first year of operations.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:21 am

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 122):
Did yesterdays Airbus Press Conference give any data
on the aircrafts overall performance in service?

I don't remember but Fabrice Bregier said that there had been some teething issues but that
they had been resolved (or maybe most of them?).

Quoting StTim (Reply 123):
Will be interesting to see - but I agree a steady first year of operations

It certainly seems so but on the other hand the flight test campaign also appeared to go
very smoothly so it appears that Airbus have really done their homework on the A350.
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:01 am

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 122):
Did yesterdays Airbus Press Conference give any data on the aircrafts overall performance in service?

If I remember correctly, Bregier said something like: ... we haven't found any new/unknown problems during the last year / no new surprises.
So he was happy with the first year in service reliability of the A350.

The replay of the press conference is now online:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx5RzGbb8Sg

Starting at around 55:45 you can find this topic discussed by Bregier.
He said: "... no new events..."

[Edited 2016-01-13 03:32:11]

[Edited 2016-01-13 03:32:45]
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:44 am

Quoting ap305 (Reply 119):
Looks like the a350 has again gone tech at PHL....

If it is geolocation tied:

The helpfull sabotage unionista :-?
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:45 am

Many thanks for press conference link. The french are very economic with what is said!
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:23 am

TAM doing some flying at last! Round trip to MAO from GRU
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:57 am

TAM A350 being prepared for revenue service:

http://youtu.be/zIASXlf7mtk
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:39 am

I'm not sure, but it looks like that there was some kind of problems with the QR service to/from Munich.
Right now there is a QR flight from MUC to DOH with flight-# 3252
http://www.flightradar24.com/QTR3252/

This flight-# was previously used for a PHL-DOH flight (2016-01-13; A7-ALC) too.

The two regular Munich flight are inflight right now too:
DOH-MUC: http://www.flightradar24.com/QTR57
MUC-DOH: http://www.flightradar24.com/QTR60

Any ideas?
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:43 am

See DOH-PHL operated today. One hour now before landing and airport appears closed until later this afternoon. Where will they divert to?
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:48 am

Boston appears open but few movements.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:41 pm

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 132):
Boston appears open but few movements.

Yes, most flights cancelled. How odd. Wonder what is happening. It says: QTR727 delayed, but apparently expected.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:03 pm

Appears safely landed but can it reach a stand!
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:07 pm

Does anybody know what is wrong in PHL?
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:14 pm

Landing track appears left to right but FR24 can distort. Shut down was quick and not near stands.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:21 pm

Quoting rbrunner (Reply 135):
Does anybody know what is wrong in PHL?

Snow storm of the century. A350 the first to land after airport reopened!
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:47 pm

if landed with no issues it will speak very highly of A350 aurtoland and runway guidance software! Just hope not stuck though!
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:44 pm

The first aircraft to land after the storm

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZfNGyRVAAAUiYV.jpg:large

https://twitter.com/dstaples1

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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:49 pm

Made it to the gate (I think), had some issues with which gate it was heading to but I believe it was towed to the right gate after they changed it late and they were lined up on the wrong gate. I guess they couldn't line up after aiming for the first gate without issues in the conditions.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:06 pm

Well done both the A350 and crews, both on ground and inflight! Interesting to see they cope with departure on full tanks! Suspect RTOW in play unless runway clean.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:17 pm

Has QR728 PHL-DOH departed? QR's website shows an estimated 10:55am departure. Very surprised QR operated today's PHL flight.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:53 pm

She is on her way back - departed 11:48 EST. Suggest this late departure is not frame related  
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:20 pm

Really think this is a remarkable achievement by the aircraft. It would be interesting to hear whether or not the on board technology made this possible. Appears little else in or out of PHL so far today. I wonder too how the 787 has faired, saw one on FR land in JFK when virtually no other movements earlier this morning.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:51 pm

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 138):
if landed with no issues it will speak very highly of A350 aurtoland and runway guidance software! Just hope not stuck though!
Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 144):
Really think this is a remarkable achievement by the aircraft.

Sorry to burst your bubble but there's nothing out of the ordinary here. It's a beautiful clear/calm day out -- the pilot probably did a manual landing. If they had been low on fuel and forced to land in the middle of the storm (low visibility and high winds) that would have shown the aircrafts capabilities -- this landing was a non event except for ending up at the wrong gate.

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 141):
Interesting to see they cope with departure on full tanks! Suspect RTOW in play unless runway clean.

Similarly on takeoff. Under the present conditions there is nothing on the 350 or 787 that make them any more capable than any other present A or B product.
 
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RE: A350 In Service Thread - Part 2

Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:47 am

Wasn't JJ#1 going to perform the first revenue service today (Jan 25th)? Where is she going from GRU, does anybody know?
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