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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:25 am

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MSN 64 (LATAM #6) first engine run this morning

Looks like it has been taxiing under its own power:
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:56 am

MSN 53 (Cathay #8) just powered on for the first time on the flight line as F-WZFB. Delivery expected in November.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:50 am

We can see MSN 53 CX #8 emerging from S20 in the back of the following photo:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:27 am

F-WMIL with engines:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:45 am

A350 fatigue tests at the IABG test facility are completed.

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Fatigue tests for the A350 XWB, conducted at the purpose-built IABG test house near Munich since 2014, have recently concluded. This was achieved after the test specimen, referred to as “EF2”, had effectively flown three times the design life of the aircraft. While the official requirement is for two times the nominal design life to be simulated, the EF2 specimen simulated 86,400 flights. This was not only to validate the design and predict maintenance requirements over the life of the aircraft and beyond, but also to gain an even deeper understanding for future development margins of the structure. EF2 represented the A350’s centre fuselage, two wings and the belly fairing. With 4,000 measurement channels on EF2, the component teams tracked the performance of the structure over time through physical inspections. The data was analysed and the results shared with the aviation authorities for use in the aircraft's maintenance programme. Following dismantling, the specimens were sent to the original site where they were manufactured for ‘tear-down’ analysis.

The fatigue test simulates the conditions an aircraft experiences throughout its operational life, including a range of flights. A simulated 'flight' starts off at the gate in the airport, is pushed back, taxis out to the runway, makes its take-off run, reaches cruise altitude and then towards the end of the flight, makes its landing approach and experiences a bump as it lands, then ‘travels’ back to the gate. A range of loads are applied to the aircraft using hydraulic jacks to simulate a statistical mix of conditions – such as smooth flight or turbulence during each mission. Overall the two and a half years of testing was equivalent to 72 years in service.


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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:18 am

MSN 46 (Cathay #6) on its first CAF this morning
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:05 am

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

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Does anybody know why TG didn't start the A350 registration sequence ending with the letter 'A' - THA? Is it taken or for another reason?
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:24 pm

Initial engine run on MSN 58 (Cathay #7) this morning. We may also be looking at the RTO for MSN 42 (Qatar #13) later this afternoon.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:33 pm

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A350 fatigue tests at the IABG test facility are completed.

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Fatigue tests for the A350 XWB, conducted at the purpose-built IABG test house near Munich since 2014, have recently concluded. This was achieved after the test specimen, referred to as “EF2”, had effectively flown three times the design life of the aircraft. While the official requirement is for two times the nominal design life to be simulated, the EF2 specimen simulated 86,400 flights. This was not only to validate the design and predict maintenance requirements over the life of the aircraft and beyond, but also to gain an even deeper understanding for future development margins of the structure. EF2 represented the A350’s centre fuselage, two wings and the belly fairing. With 4,000 measurement channels on EF2, the component teams tracked the performance of the structure over time through physical inspections. The data was analysed and the results shared with the aviation authorities for use in the aircraft's maintenance programme. Following dismantling, the specimens were sent to the original site where they were manufactured for ‘tear-down’ analysis.

The fatigue test simulates the conditions an aircraft experiences throughout its operational life, including a range of flights. A simulated 'flight' starts off at the gate in the airport, is pushed back, taxis out to the runway, makes its take-off run, reaches cruise altitude and then towards the end of the flight, makes its landing approach and experiences a bump as it lands, then ‘travels’ back to the gate. A range of loads are applied to the aircraft using hydraulic jacks to simulate a statistical mix of conditions – such as smooth flight or turbulence during each mission. Overall the two and a half years of testing was equivalent to 72 years in service.


http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/quick ... ober-2016/


That photo of A350K looks absolutely stunning.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:39 pm

[quote="777Jet
Does anybody know why TG didn't start the A350 registration sequence ending with the letter 'A' - THA? Is it taken or for another reason?[/quote]
HS THA was a HS748 which crashed in 1990, probably why they don't want to reuse it.
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/HS-THA.html
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:32 pm

Looks like SQ#6 about to be delivered .....now bearing home registration
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:33 pm

Delivery will be tomorrow.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:48 pm

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[quote="777Jet
Does anybody know why TG didn't start the A350 registration sequence ending with the letter 'A' - THA? Is it taken or for another reason?

HS THA was a HS748 which crashed in 1990, probably why they don't want to reuse it.
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/HS-THA.html[/quote]




Same with -THB though. The reg HS-THB as Thai Airways Flight 231 crashed in 1980 resulting in 44 fatalities out of 53 on board.

From wiki: "Thai Airways Flight 231 crashed on 27 April 1980. The Hawker Siddeley HS 748, registration HS-THB, stalled and crashed after entering a thunderstorm on approach to Bangkok. The accident killed 44 out of 53 passengers and crew on board Flight 231."
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:38 am

MSN 42 QR #13 completed its RTO yesterday.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:58 am

MSN 92 CI #5 in final assembly:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:52 am

More pics from the FAL
MSN97 at the front
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MSN92
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I don't know which MSNs the following aircraft are.
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And the tail of MSN95
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Pics from the following link (which also contains more pics! :) )
http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery ... /92010508/
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:02 am

MSN 97 is Finnair's 8th A350, seen in Station 50.

The tail fin in the last photo is for MSN 95, Thai's 3rd A350.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:30 pm

MSN 64 (LATAM #6) just completed its RTO. MSN 42 (Qatar #13) is teasing us that it may be doing its FF this afternoon.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:55 pm

So MSN88 , the first customer -1000, has still not entered body join and has been overtaken by several -900s.

Geoff
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:55 pm

How many more A350's is QR expected to have by the end of this year?

I was searching flights for next July ( a bit excited to travel I know), and I found that QR would be flying to LHR with A350-900's by then. I assumed they were saving LHR for A350-1000.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:39 pm

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So MSN88 , the first customer -1000, has still not entered body join and has been overtaken by several -900s.

Geoff


Difficult to say but there appears to be an A350 on the 3rd Station 50 position which may/should be MSN88 because one of the three stations is dedicated to the A350-1000.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:04 am

Eyad89 wrote:
How many more A350's is QR expected to have by the end of this year?

I was searching flights for next July ( a bit excited to travel I know), and I found that QR would be flying to LHR with A350-900's by then. I assumed they were saving LHR for A350-1000.


Actually, they already started A359 to LHR since a couple of days or so. I am not sure if that's the start of a regular service though.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:01 am

MSN 57 (China Airlines #2) made its way to the flight line and was turned on for the first time Saturday morning.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:54 pm

9V-SMF (MSN #54 - Singapore #6) Just took off from TLS for its delivery flight as SQ8895 https://www.flightradar24.com/SIA8895/b513d4a
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:18 am

MSN 46 CX #6 heading for its second CAF:

https://fr24.com/AIBO4GS/b557332
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:42 am

MSN 64 Latam #6 having First Flight right now https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01FN/b55c1c1
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:20 pm

MSN 56 VN #5 is heading for its 3rd flight:

https://fr24.com/AIB03FC/b55d79c
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:20 am

Would anyone know the delivery schedule for Etihad A350s next year?

The production list says that the first one will be a -1000 but this article suggest otherwise: http://www.air-journal.fr/2016-10-18-le ... m=facebook
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:42 am

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The production list says that the first one will be a -1000

Unfortunately the production list hasn't been updated in a while and there have been a number of changes starting with the AA deferred deliveries. I presume the article is more up to date and will be better reflected in the next iteration of the production list.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:52 am

Aircraft beyond MSN 103 are not confirmed and may be based on old data.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:19 am

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Aircraft beyond MSN 103 are not confirmed and may be based on old data.

I would even question MSN 98. Reports earlier this year were that Azul weren't taking any A359s in 2017 due to the financial situation in Brazil with the 4 being allocated to other airlines in the "group" (2x TAP, 1x HK Airlines & 1x HNA).
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:24 am

We will find out soon, MSN 98 has just entered final assembly in S50. Second A350 in the photo below.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:29 am

MSN42 (F-WZGO, Qatar Airways #13) Just took off for its first flight: http://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01GO/
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:09 pm

MSN 58 CX #7 first flight today:

https://fr24.com/AIB01FH/b585b9a
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:30 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 58 CX #7 first flight today:

https://fr24.com/AIB01FH/b585b9a


What would the chances of being a double delivery with MSN 46?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:34 pm

What is the lastest for MSN63. This https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbpr ... ction-list excellent spreadsheet still has it in Station 40. I know it was heavilly delayed due to fuel tank issues but it seem to be very slow in assembly as well.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:47 pm

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A350 fatigue tests at the IABG test facility are completed.

The fatigue test simulates the conditions an aircraft experiences throughout its operational life, including a range of flights. A simulated 'flight' starts off at the gate in the airport, is pushed back, taxis out to the runway, makes its take-off run, reaches cruise altitude and then towards the end of the flight, makes its landing approach and experiences a bump as it lands, then ‘travels’ back to the gate. A range of loads are applied to the aircraft using hydraulic jacks to simulate a statistical mix of conditions – such as smooth flight or turbulence during each mission. Overall the two and a half years of testing was equivalent to 72 years in service.


That is one tired airliner. Well served.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:28 am

tacobell101 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 58 CX #7 first flight today:
https://fr24.com/AIB01FH/b585b9a

What would the chances of being a double delivery with MSN 46?

None. MSN 46 is already sporting its B-LRF final registration and should fly out this week (typhoon weather in HK permitting!)
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:59 am

Zero change indeed. MSN 46 is in the final stages of being delivered. Final registration is visible in the photo below:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:17 am

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MSN42 (F-WZGO, Qatar Airways #13) Just took off for its first flight: http://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01GO/


And so MSN 42 flies.

Note that MSN 42 is QR's first A350 with a satellite radome on the roof of the airplane.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:39 am

So what does the satellite dome indicate? They already have WiFi and cellular by On Air on their aircraft. Is this for live TV? Or does this have something to do with the in flight tracking service that they recently signed on for?
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:59 am

See https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/ ... -solution/

A Qatar Airways Airbus A350, MSN42, has been installed with Inmarsat Global Xpress inflight connectivity, the carrier’s GX integrator and value added reseller Thales confirms. However, the airline is still deciding on a service provider.


No service provider yet. The radome will allow high bandwidth connectivity; the current Ku solution on the first 12 A350s is low bandwidth.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:37 am

Seems like MSN52 is having it first engine run

https://www.flightradar24.com/ALK52ER2/b5d3e87
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:19 am

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Seems like MSN52 is having it first engine run

https://www.flightradar24.com/ALK52ER2/b5d3e87


ALK being the ICAO code of Sri Lanka Airline.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:35 am

AsiaTravel wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
Seems like MSN52 is having it first engine run

https://www.flightradar24.com/ALK52ER2/b5d3e87


ALK being the ICAO code of Sri Lanka Airline.


But they are not going to SriLanka......
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:05 am

MSN59 F-WMIL, First A350-1000, is in the engine run area: https://www.flightradar24.com/R2/
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:34 am

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:01 pm

MSN 53 CX #8 first engine run today.

https://fr24.com/CPA52ER2/b5dee73
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:42 am

MSN 52 (Aercap #7/Unknown Operator) also had its first engine run on Thursday. And, with some delay, MSN 36 (Qatar #12) has made its way to the delivery centre overnight. First CAF imminent.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:40 am

B-LRF for CX was supposed to arrive today but delayed because of a typhoon in Hong Kong.

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