A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

Let’s visit a new A350-900 XWB (MSN3) jetliner which is related to a family of new-generation aircraft that corresponds to the requirements of the market perfectly due to the size, range and comfort.

A Flight Into The Future

The first flight took place in October 14, 2013.
A Flight Into The Future

Test equipment is installed inside the jetliner.
A Flight Into The Future

An engineering station is occupied by Airbus specialists who register any basic parameters reflected on the monitor during the flight. It is actually the brain of the jetliner where all the data from the engineering station arrive.
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Another additional station.

A Flight Into The Future

The jetliner underwent several tests. One high-altitude flight test occurred in Bolivia, La Paz. La Paz International Airport is the highest international airport in the world, being at an elevation of 13,325 feet above sea level. The test will help to collect data on engine operating characteristics.

A Flight Into The Future

Low temperature trial was undertaken in Canada. During the test temperature was down to -28C. They checked flight performance of the plane. The trials included: APU and engine starts after cold soak; verifying system behavior; low-speed taxi and aborted take-offs.

A Flight Into The Future

Island of Martinique was chosen to carry out high temperature trials.

A Flight Into The Future

Currently, 2 planes such as MSN1 and MSN3 undergo trials. They performed 200 flights with total duration of 1000 hours. According to the test program, 1500 more hours are left.

A Flight Into The Future

Five planes participate in test flight in total. Two of them have a cabin and will be used in a set of tests with passengers aboard.

A Flight Into The Future

MSN2 and MSN4 (Qatar Airways) will join the program of test flights in the nearest future. Thus, MSN5 will start its flight in spring. certification of the plane is planned for the III quarter of 2014. It was ordered by Qatar Airways.

A Flight Into The Future

Total amount of orders for A350 accounts for 812 machines. The majority of companies are represented by foreigners.

A Flight Into The Future

A350 was ordered by a Russian company, too. Aeroflot ordered 22 planes.

A Flight Into The Future

Cabin windows.

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Escape exit.

A Flight Into The Future

The glass of this side window is divided into two parts. The upper part is magnifying. What can it be for?

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Conditioning system.

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And do you have an idea of what it can be? Located in the remote part of the cabin.

A Flight Into The Future

The A350 XWB family includes three models such as А350-800 (276 passengers), А350-900 (315 passengers) and А350-1000 (369 passengers).

A Flight Into The Future

The planes can accomplish continuous flights at the distance of 15,700 km.

A Flight Into The Future

The cabin of A350 XWB is the most spacious one even as compared to Boeing 787. It encompasses 35 armchairs increasing profitability by 10%.

A Flight Into The Future

Modern design also means larger space above the passengers’ heads, etc.

A Flight Into The Future

А350 XWB is the most soundless two-engine airplane in the world.

A Flight Into The Future

Over 70% of the construction is made of highly technological materials including composites (53%) and aluminum alloys of new generation.

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

A350 above the Singapore Strait during a demonstration flight.

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

Anybody can have a look at the cabin.

A Flight Into The Future

This part can be transformed into a keyboard or a small table easily.

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

The model demonstrates a new cabin.

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

On Thursday the plane will have the longest flight (14.5 hours).

A Flight Into The Future

A Flight Into The Future

1 thought on “A Flight Into The Future”

  1. Russian airplanes suchs as Tupolev and Iljoesjin are just as CAPABLE to build planes like this and it brings also forward the technological knowledge of Russia.

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