Starlionblue wrote:N965UW wrote:https://youtu.be/LxS2RR-Vx_s
Access to the A350's forward hold via the E&E compartment at 1:22
Compared to the A330, the A350 hatch is nicely off to the side and a bit out of the way. The wide cockpit can accommodate that position. On the A330 it is right in front of the cockpit door, which you definitely want to close before opening the hatch. Otherwise, someone coming in might not see the opening and fall in. Yes, this has happened.
That plane definitely still has that new plane smell. So clean! Doing walkarounds on brand new A350s it was almost startling to actually see squeaky clean gear wells.
Ever been on a plane so new, you got to peel the protective film off the surfaces and screens?