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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:20 pm

[Behind The Scenes] Singapore Airlines A350XWB - Painting

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Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:22 pm

Looks a good four hours outing for the A350-1000 engine on A388 WOW! Hope it has gone really well as huge effort from RR and Airbus to keep to demanding schedule.
 
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:37 pm

AIB70OW with A350-1000 engine fixed :

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/751/22182127013_8b2618e96e_c.jpg
 
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:41 pm

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Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:46 pm

MSN2 leaving KWI probably for Dubai although a call to BAH and GF useful?
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:52 pm

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 104):
MSN2 leaving KWI probably for Dubai although a call to BAH and GF useful?

Or perhaps just a demo flight?
 
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:23 pm

Quoting BOAC1966 (Reply 104):
MSN2 leaving KWI probably for Dubai

I think you're right. But the show doesn't start until the 8th...
 
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:44 pm

Arriving DWC ready for the Airshow
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:19 am

The A350-1000 test campaign will take some nine months to complete.

http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/new...-campaign-on-a380-flying-test-bed/

Quote:
Commencing around nine months prior to the A350-1000’s first flight, this engine flight-test programme will include hot weather as well as icing condition testing campaigns.
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Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:14 am

That is the engine test certification from my reading Karel. Not sure they have announced the frame flight test campaign duration.
 
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Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:48 pm

MSN 20 now completed its RTO.

http://oi64.tinypic.com/6r2gr9.jpg

Quoting StTim (Reply 109):
That is the engine test certification from my reading Karel. Not sure they have announced the frame flight test campaign duration.

Oops, should have gone to Specsavers first.

[Edited 2015-11-06 07:14:47]
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Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:33 pm

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Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:39 am

What does the delivery count stand at now?
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Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:54 am

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 112):

I believe 10.
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Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:27 am

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 112):
What does the delivery count stand at now?
Quoting Miami (Reply 113):
believe 10

Absolutely correct. Deliveries so far:

MSN6 delivered 22.12.14
MSN7 delivered 04.03.15
MSN8 delivered 30.10.15
MSN9 delivered 07.05.15
MSN10 delivered 11.06.15
MSN11 delivered 30.10.15
MSN14 delivered 29.06.15
MSN15 delivered 19.09.15
MSN16 delivered 20.10.15
MSN18 delivered 07.10.15

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Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:29 am

Quoting rbrunner (Reply 114):

Thanks for the well detailed info.  
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:31 am

G'day

MSN 20 AY # 3 has left its nest

http://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01FO/7e99efb


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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:19 pm

AIB01FO taking off for her first flight.

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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:41 am

MSN 13 has moved to the delivery center.

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Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:39 am

MSN 17 VN #4 delivery due on November 24.

http://oi68.tinypic.com/znv33n.jpg
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:00 am

Speaking about MSN17, second flight is imminent:

http://fr24.com/AIB02FL/7edce13
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:17 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 118):
MSN 13 has moved to the delivery center.

TAC is 18th Nov.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 119):
MSN 17 VN #4 delivery due on November 24.

Yes, transfer to Delivery Centre expected to take place tomorrow with TAC on 24th Nov.
Followed by MSN19, going to the Delivery Centre on 16th Nov and TAC on 27th Nov.

Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 116):
MSN 20 AY # 3 has left its nest

Delivery Centre transfer on 16th Nov and TAC on 26th Nov.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:04 pm

The Cathay's B-LRA should be ready for rollout from the paintshop any day now?
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:29 pm

MSN 21 should be making its first flight soon. This is the first of the so called batch 3 frames. Has it ever been published what weight reduction was acheived and what impact this has on the range/payload for the airlines?

I presume it is only weight reduction not aero changes for batch 3.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:18 pm

Some new A350 videos released by Airbus during the last days:

The A350-1000 Trent XWB-97 Engine Takes Flight:
http://videos.airbus.com/video/d7ca55a8725s.html


A350 XWB Middle East Demonstration Tour: 1st Stopover, Jeddah:
http://videos.airbus.com/video/fdb075ea639s.html


To The Skies! Airbus' A350 Visits Kuwait:
http://videos.airbus.com/video/fc2f277adc6s.html

[Edited 2015-11-09 08:19:09]
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:13 pm

Quoting BobMUC (Reply 124):
To The Skies! Airbus' A350 Visits Kuwait:
http://videos.airbus.com/video/fc2f277adc6s.html

Some hints from our Kuwaiti friends there as to procuring the A359LR for US West coast flights.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:30 pm

Quoting Chaostheory (Reply 125):
Some hints from our Kuwaiti friends there as to procuring the A359LR for US West coast flights.

I heard this in the video too but do they really need the A350-900ULR for eg KWI-LAX?
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:13 am

Quoting StTim (Reply 123):
MSN 21 should be making its first flight soon.

MSN 21 still needs to be painted before emerging on the flight line, "soon" means at least another month.
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:55 am

Quoting BobMUC (Reply 128):
First A350 for Ethiopian Airlines in FAL:

The aircraft is now in Station 30, it seems that picture was taken in Station 40.
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:22 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 127):
MSN 21 still needs to be painted before emerging on the flight line, "soon" means at least another month.

I agree - but the questions I have still remain.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:52 am

Quoting StTim (Reply 130):
but the questions I have still remain

I believe latest ACAP data revealed a weight drop of 2 tonne.
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:25 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 118):
MSN 13 has moved to the delivery center.

Confirmed:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/22278223243/
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:11 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 127):
Quoting StTim (Reply 123):
MSN 21 should be making its first flight soon.

MSN 21 still needs to be painted before emerging on the flight line, "soon" means at least another month.

But 22, 23, 24, 26 and 27 are painted, one of them I rather expect the next to be flying. IMO 22 and 24 are most likely.
 
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:39 pm

Quoting mjoelnir (Reply 133):

IMO 22 and 24 are most likely.

Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 74):

MSN23 has now appeared as being delivered this year instead of MSN22.

According to Richards it could be 23 instead of 22. So 23 and 24 to get to 15 deliveries this year?
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:43 am

Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 122):
The Cathay's B-LRA should be ready for rollout from the paintshop any day now?

MSN 29 emerged from paint yesterday evening.
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Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:08 am

Yesterday MSN 25 was on the move again:


Msn25 10/11/2015 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
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Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:29 pm

Quoting poolkeeper (Reply 134):
According to Richards it could be 23 instead of 22. So 23 and 24 to get to 15 deliveries this year?

Yes, MSNs 23 & 24 to be delivered during late December. MSN22 will be mid January 2016.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 127):
MSN 21 still needs to be painted before emerging on the flight line, "soon" means at least another month.

MSN21 FF is currently set for 11th Jan 2016 with delivery early Feb 2016.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:40 pm

Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 137):
Yes, MSNs 23 & 24 to be delivered during late December. MSN22 will be mid January 2016.

So now Finnair is getting 5 instead of 4 A350s this year?

Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 137):
MSN21 FF is currently set for 11th Jan 2016 with delivery early Feb 2016.

Thanks.

Any info on MSN 12?

[Edited 2015-11-12 06:01:45]
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:18 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 135):
Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 122):
The Cathay's B-LRA should be ready for rollout from the paintshop any day now?

MSN 29 emerged from paint yesterday evening.

Any photo yet?
 
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:21 pm

Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 139):
Any photo yet?

Not yet, it was moved during the night.
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:26 pm

MSN 19 fires up its engines for a second flight.

http://fr24.com/AIB02FN/7f5f115
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:29 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 140):
Not yet, it was moved during the night

Is the new livery (still) a secret?
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:35 pm

Quoting rbrunner (Reply 142):
Is the new livery (still) a secret?

Not exactly, they unveiled it on a 77W in Hong Kong as week
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:49 pm

Quoting rbrunner (Reply 142):
Is the new livery (still) a secret?

It has been revealed and discussed already. See:

New Cathay Pacific Livery Update? (by SXDFC Oct 13 2015 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:54 pm

All the low MSN number unpainted frames are for Qatar. MSN12, 21 and 25. MSN28 #6 for Finnair is also unpainted. All other frames up to MSN30 are painted.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 138):
Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 137):
Yes, MSNs 23 & 24 to be delivered during late December. MSN22 will be mid January 2016.

So now Finnair is getting 5 instead of 4 A350s this year?

That makes it four for Finnair in 2015, MSN 23 instead of 22. MSN24 is #1 for TAM.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:31 pm

Quoting mjoelnir (Reply 145):
All the low MSN number unpainted frames are for Qatar. MSN12...

I'm sure I missed it being discussed somewhere, but does anyone know why MSN12 is so far back in the order that frames in the twenties will be delivered before it?
 
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:48 pm

Quoting bobdino (Reply 146):
Quoting mjoelnir (Reply 145):
All the low MSN number unpainted frames are for Qatar. MSN12...

I'm sure I missed it being discussed somewhere, but does anyone know why MSN12 is so far back in the order that frames in the twenties will be delivered before it?

It seems that mainly Qatar frames are dropping out of order. Can be an Airbus problem, Qatar problem or a supplier problem, like for example seats.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:48 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 141):
MSN 19 fires up its engines for a second flight.

Done & done.


Finnair A350-941 msn 019 by dn280tls, on Flickr


Msn19 12/11/2015 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 11

Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:58 am

Video with some in-flight footage of the RR Trent XWB-97 engine:

http://videos.airbus.com/video/d7ca55a8725s.html
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