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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:35 am

It appears SQ #6 (MSN 54) will be delivered next week.

http://thepointsguy.com/2016/10/picking-up-a-brand-new-singapore-a350/
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:08 am

CI #1 B-18901 receiving Mikado Pheasant special livery at TPE
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:52 am

MSN 42 (Qatar #13) had its first engine run on Thursday and MSN 52 (Aercap/Unknown) had its first power on this morning (Friday).
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:11 am

kaichinshih wrote:
CI #1 B-18901 receiving Mikado Pheasant special livery at TPE

Well, I wasn't not a huge fan of the A350s looks (especially the front section), although it has been growing on me with some fine aircraft liveries. The CI livery is a nice one, but with the different bird liveries this will be my favorite by far! Very much looking forward to seeing these at AMS. Any updates on which birds we can expect on the other A350s? I guess a frigatebird wasn't on the list to choose from? ;)
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:31 am

MSN54 (Singapore Airlines #6) is at the delivery center https://www.flightradar24.com/54ER10A
As reported earlier, delivery should happen next week.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:55 am

frigatebird wrote:
kaichinshih wrote:
CI #1 B-18901 receiving Mikado Pheasant special livery at TPE

Well, I wasn't not a huge fan of the A350s looks (especially the front section), although it has been growing on me with some fine aircraft liveries. The CI livery is a nice one, but with the different bird liveries this will be my favorite by far! Very much looking forward to seeing these at AMS. Any updates on which birds we can expect on the other A350s? I guess a frigatebird wasn't on the list to choose from? ;)


China Airlines announced that its first two A350 XWB aircraft are named "Mikado Pheasant" and "Taiwan Blue Magpie", very rare birds found only in Taiwan's mountain areas.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:08 pm

"Taiwan Blue Magpie", very rare birds found only in Taiwan's mountain areas.


I went to Taiwan expressly to see these birds. They are exceptional!
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:30 pm

MSN 50 (Thai #2) leaving on its second CAF flight. Also MSN 42 (Qatar #13) did a second engine run earlier this morning.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:33 pm

MSN 71, the 3rd A350-1000 test plane, emerged from paint.

See https://flic.kr/p/MvYAMu
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:40 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 71, the 3rd A350-1000 test plane, emerged from paint.

See https://flic.kr/p/MvYAMu


Great, still waiting to see a 35J with engines :)
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:19 am

MSN 71, the 3rd A350-1000 test bed and registered F-WWXL, on the move to the A380 site for engine fit:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:52 pm

B-18901 "Mikado Pheasant" operating training flights between TPE and KHH
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:48 pm

B-18901 "Mikado Pheasant" operating training flights between TPE and KHH
Stunningly Beautiful - Thnx for pics :D
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:50 pm

solnabo wrote:
B-18901 "Mikado Pheasant" operating training flights between TPE and KHH
Stunningly Beautiful - Thnx for pics :D


Completely agree! Can't wait to see her in Amsterdam :D
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:44 am

MSN38 (Cathay Pacific #6 B-LRD) Entered service this morning with CX705 HKG-BKK http://www.flightradar24.com/reg/b-lrd
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:05 am

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 71, the 3rd A350-1000 test bed and registered F-WWXL, on the move to the A380 site for engine fit:

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F-WWXL the 3rd Airbus A350-1000 emerge from paint by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

What then happens to A380 MSN 2 F-WWXL?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:23 am

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 71, the 3rd A350-1000 test bed and registered F-WWXL, on the move to the A380 site for engine fit:

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F-WWXL the 3rd Airbus A350-1000 emerge from paint by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr


That tail fin looks very small when on the -1000 IMHO.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:34 am

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That tail fin looks very small when on the -1000 IMHO.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:00 am

777Jet wrote:
That tail fin looks very small when on the -1000 IMHO.


Physics. The longer the plane, the smaller the vertical stabiliser needs to be. Look at shortest members of plane families - they normally have the largest v-stab. The A318 and 762 are good examples.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:04 am

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http://twitter.com/Airbus/status/785038393990348800

SQ will get the 10000th Airbus.... AAB must be very happy :mrgreen:
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:24 pm

jeffrey0032j wrote:
What then happens to A380 MSN 2 F-WWXL?


The A380 sits in storage.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:25 pm

ap305 wrote:
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http://twitter.com/Airbus/status/785038393990348800

SQ will get the 10000th Airbus.... AAB must be very happy :mrgreen:
It would be totally appropriate that Airbus and Singapore Airlines celebrate this milestone together. The SQ group airlines have flown all of Airbus' aircraft families.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:35 pm

flee wrote:
It would be totally appropriate that Airbus and Singapore Airlines celebrate this milestone together. The SQ group airlines have flown all of Airbus' aircraft families.



Almost, they haven't used the A320 but all of the widebodies of Airbus I belive.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:42 pm

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What then happens to A380 MSN 2 F-WWXL?


Nothing happens, since F-WXXL is still one size larger than F-WWXL.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:41 pm

enzo011 wrote:
flee wrote:
It would be totally appropriate that Airbus and Singapore Airlines celebrate this milestone together. The SQ group airlines have flown all of Airbus' aircraft families.



Almost, they haven't used the A320 but all of the widebodies of Airbus I belive.


Silkair fly A320s, although they are replacing them with 737s.

More appropriately, SQ placed the first order which launched the current A350, although they were not the launch customer in terms of flying it.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:18 pm

WingedMigrator wrote:
jeffrey0032j wrote:
What then happens to A380 MSN 2 F-WWXL?


Nothing happens, since F-WXXL is still one size larger than F-WWXL.

Oh seems like I misread the regs.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:24 pm

JerseyFlyer wrote:
enzo011 wrote:
flee wrote:
It would be totally appropriate that Airbus and Singapore Airlines celebrate this milestone together. The SQ group airlines have flown all of Airbus' aircraft families.



Almost, they haven't used the A320 but all of the widebodies of Airbus I belive.


Silkair fly A320s, although they are replacing them with 737s.

More appropriately, SQ placed the first order which launched the current A350, although they were not the launch customer in terms of flying it.



I actually agree that it is appropriate that SQ will receive the 10 000th delivery. They received the first A380 and I am sure that if they did operate single aisle aircraft that the A320 would have been in their fleet. Just the pedantic side of me when I saw the post. :) SQ have operated all Airbus widebody aircraft family produced though.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:38 am

enzo011 wrote:
JerseyFlyer wrote:
enzo011 wrote:


Almost, they haven't used the A320 but all of the widebodies of Airbus I belive.


Silkair fly A320s, although they are replacing them with 737s.

More appropriately, SQ placed the first order which launched the current A350, although they were not the launch customer in terms of flying it.



I actually agree that it is appropriate that SQ will receive the 10 000th delivery. They received the first A380 and I am sure that if they did operate single aisle aircraft that the A320 would have been in their fleet. Just the pedantic side of me when I saw the post. :) SQ have operated all Airbus widebody aircraft family produced though.



Apart from the 346, 332 etc... Sorry just the pedantic side of me! :)
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:11 am

Is the "10,000th" sticker a decal or paint?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:07 am

enzo011 wrote:
JerseyFlyer wrote:
enzo011 wrote:
Almost, they haven't used the A320 but all of the widebodies of Airbus I belive.


Silkair fly A320s, although they are replacing them with 737s.

More appropriately, SQ placed the first order which launched the current A350, although they were not the launch customer in terms of flying it.

I actually agree that it is appropriate that SQ will receive the 10 000th delivery. They received the first A380 and I am sure that if they did operate single aisle aircraft that the A320 would have been in their fleet. Just the pedantic side of me when I saw the post. :) SQ have operated all Airbus widebody aircraft family produced though.

Please note that I was rather careful in wording my comment. I said:
The SQ group airlines have flown all of Airbus' aircraft families.

SQ group airlines = Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Silkair, Tiger Air, and Singapore Airlines Cargo.
Airbus aircraft family = A300 family. A320 family, A330 family, A340 family, A350 family, A380
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:46 am

If the A350-900 is the Racoon the A350-1000 is the Yeti, where are the pictures? Shes been sitting on the flightline for 2 weeks now..
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:52 am

Flight preparations take about one month.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:05 am

B-LRF due for handover on the 19th Oct...although given the track record of the previous 5 deliveries, this one may slip also.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:09 am

MSN 54 (Singapore #6) departing on CAF.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:02 am

Pics of MSN54 on it's CAF with the 10,000th Airbus decal.
Image10 000th Airbus !! A350 Singapore Airlines by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr
Image10 000th Airbus !! A350 Singapore Airlines by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:43 am

scbriml wrote:
777Jet wrote:
That tail fin looks very small when on the -1000 IMHO.


Physics. The longer the plane, the smaller the vertical stabiliser needs to be. Look at shortest members of plane families - they normally have the largest v-stab. The A318 and 762 are good examples.


Yip, that's correct, take the B747 SP as an example.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:25 pm

scbriml wrote:
777Jet wrote:
That tail fin looks very small when on the -1000 IMHO.


Physics. The longer the plane, the smaller the vertical stabiliser needs to be. Look at shortest members of plane families - they normally have the largest v-stab. The A318 and 762 are good examples.


True, but in this case the -1000 and -900 have the same planform for the vertical stab and rudder.

Don't forget that the -1000's TrentXWB engines each have 13,000 lb more thrust than the -900's. The moment introduced by an engine failure at takeoff thrust must be accounted for. So, decrease the stab & rudder size because of the aftbody lengthening, and then increase the stab & rudder size again to counteract the engine-out moment. Result: no change to the tail. That is a cost savings for Airbus and suppliers due to a common build.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:04 pm

scbriml wrote:
777Jet wrote:
That tail fin looks very small when on the -1000 IMHO.


Physics. The longer the plane, the smaller the vertical stabiliser needs to be. Look at shortest members of plane families - they normally have the largest v-stab. The A318 and 762 are good examples.


A318 adn 747SP are good examples, but the 762 has the same stab as the 763 no? Both 15.8 m high? 764 is 1m taller but probably due to larger main landing gear?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:27 pm


A318 adn 747SP are good examples, but the 762 has the same stab as the 763 no? Both 15.8 m high? 764 is 1m taller but probably due to larger main landing gear?


Due to a larger wing and wingspan.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:59 pm

A318 adn 747SP are good examples,

BA put an A318 into the AA hangar at JFK two years ago, and the tail hit the roof as the door was not tall enough.
The JFK engineers had not realised that the A318 fin was higher than the normal AA A320 that used the hangar.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:26 pm

MSN 50 TG #2 got its registration HS-THC applied, suggesting delivery is imminent.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:31 pm

tvh wrote:

A318 adn 747SP are good examples, but the 762 has the same stab as the 763 no? Both 15.8 m high? 764 is 1m taller but probably due to larger main landing gear?


Due to a larger wing and wingspan.


Correct. The formula for tail volume: Vertical Tail Area = (Vertical Tail Volume Coefficient x Wing Span x Wing Area)/(Moment Arm)
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:01 am

Has MSN36 been moved to the delivery center?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/30126418052/
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:28 am

MSN 64 (LATAM #6) first engine run this morning
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:00 pm

Looks like MSN 50 TG #2 will depart for BKK today.

Airbus A350 -941 50 HS-THC Thai International delivery 11oct16 TLS-BKK ex F-WZGW
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:01 pm

MSN 56 (Vietnam Airlines #5) heading out on a second flight test.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:21 pm

FW-MIL at holding point for RW 32L at TLS ???. https://www.flightradar24.com/FY4T/b46c228
RTO in preparation ?
Discretion seems to be the rule about the -1000. Is there some FF planing already public ?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:53 pm

That must be a FR24 glitch, the plane didn't move today.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:54 pm

Meanwhile MSN 46 CX #6 has advanced to the delivery centre.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:55 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
Looks like MSN 50 TG #2 will depart for BKK today.

Airbus A350 -941 50 HS-THC Thai International delivery 11oct16 TLS-BKK ex F-WZGW


MSN 50 is now in the air on its delivery flight:

https://fr24.com/THA8949/b4746b5
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