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    The A350 XWB under the Northern Lights [Airbus]

    ATW Online; Thurday 02 March 2017
    Airbus A350-1000 completes extreme cold weather tests in Canada
    The Airbus A350-1000, the larger variant of the A350 slated to seat 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, has undergone rigorous ground and flight tests in the extreme operating conditions of Iqaluit, Canada.

    The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97-powered aircraft completed its first flight in November 2016.

    The Toulouse-based manufacturer said, “Iqaluit, a Canadian territory with a polar climate caused by the Labrador Current, allows Airbus’ longest-fuselage A350-1000 version to face-off against one of the most challenging environments for an aircraft.” Airbus said the jetliner “successfully completed five days of intensive testing at an outside air temperature (OAT) that fluctuated between -28 degrees and -37 degrees Celsius.”

    Airbus flight test engineer Emanuele Costanzo said, “The A350-1000 has responded successfully to the ground and flight tests performed in the freezing temperatures of Iqaluit - which demonstrates the already proven maturity and reliability of the A350 XWB.”

    All three A350-1000 flight test aircraft have been engaged in the type certification campaign.

    Launch customer for the A350-1000 is Qatar Airways, which was also launch customer for the -900.

    By: Linda Blachly
    The A350-1000 blends nicely with the Northern Lights. The Inuits of Iqaluit sure won't mind that.
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    Default Re: A350-1000 Completes Extreme Cold Wx Tests

    what they really need to do is give it a real life test.... stick it on ground power and then have the ramp lads pull the plugs out...
    Last edited by Dunny; March 2nd, 2017 at 21:19.
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    Default Re: A350-1000 Completes Extreme Cold Wx Tests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    what they really need to do is give it a real life test.... stick it on ground power and then have the ramp lads pull the plugs out...
    Seen that before. Ground cart connected to a 737-200 undergoing a Daily. Ramp guy jumped into the tug which was hooked up to the cart and just drove off to service an arriving flight. Aircraft electric was OK. Only had the sheeties out to repair the buckled Panel.

    How did your 787 cope?
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    Default Re: A350-1000 Completes Extreme Cold Wx Tests

    the 787 behaves unkindly if you inadvertently disconnect ground power whilst in use...
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