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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by cnc » 11 Jun 2013, 21:48

the A340-500 and A330-300 remain my fav. airbus types if its about the looks
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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by Boeing767copilot » 12 Jun 2013, 18:39

Airbus confirms that the A350 XWB first flight is planned for this Friday, 14th June, based on current visibility of the programme and the flight test status. Weather conditions permitting, the A350 XWB “MSN1” will take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time. Below the satellite transmission parameters to broadcast the signal.


http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/event-information/

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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by Passenger » 14 Jun 2013, 01:25

Live coverage today, as from 09h BRU-time (0700 UTC):

http://www.a350xwbfirstflight.com

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Post by luchtzak » 14 Jun 2013, 09:25

Passenger wrote:Live coverage today, as from 09h BRU-time (0700 UTC):

http://www.a350xwbfirstflight.com
On youtube:


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Post by Zorba » 14 Jun 2013, 10:07

You can follow the flight on Flightradar24 as well:

http://fr24.com/AIB350
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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by BrightCedars » 14 Jun 2013, 10:29

Can anybody tell me if the gear remaining down above the clouds is a standard procedure for a first flight?

Will they test it later in this flight or in another?

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Post by BrightCedars » 14 Jun 2013, 10:34

Seems like the gear has since been raised!

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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by Zorba » 14 Jun 2013, 10:36

BrightCedars wrote:Can anybody tell me if the gear remaining down above the clouds is a standard procedure for a first flight?

Will they test it later in this flight or in another?
It is indeed standard procedure. They first test the aircraft like this before moving to a full 'clean' config (gear up - flaps up).

A350 looks much nicer without the gear, imo :)
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Post by travellover » 14 Jun 2013, 11:02

Cheers

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Post by sn26567 » 14 Jun 2013, 11:53

The first flight seems limited to some 14000 ft. MSN001 will be on the ground for a few days after this flight, then tackle initial high-speed, high-altitude testing during its second flight.
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Post by sn26567 » 14 Jun 2013, 12:52

sn26567 wrote:The first flight seems limited to some 14000 ft.
After 3 hours at FL140, MSN001 has climbed to FL250 and accelerated to 490 knots.
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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by Streetstream » 14 Jun 2013, 13:41

She's approaching the runway and will land shorly.

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Post by KriVa » 14 Jun 2013, 13:42

They'll be doing a low pass first, though ;-)
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Post by galaxy » 14 Jun 2013, 14:28

Beautiful video of first flight :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U6IJ-LS3Xs

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Post by sn26567 » 14 Jun 2013, 14:49

KriVa wrote:They'll be doing a low pass first)
On the way to TLS for the low pass

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... and the low pass at 1500 ft over the runway

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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by sn26567 » 14 Jun 2013, 20:35

sn26567 wrote:MSN001 will be on the ground for a few days after this flight, then tackle initial high-speed, high-altitude testing during its second flight.
This second flight is necessary before the Airbus people can think at a fly over the Paris Air Show. Airbus will do everything it can to have the third A350 flight at Le Bourget on Friday, June 21st, when President Hollande will visit the show.

On another topic, is there any specialist in our audience who could tell me which type of plastic is used in the carbon-fibre composites that make the structure of the A350 (or in the 787 for that matter) ?

I asked the question when I visited Airbus in Hamburg with the AvGeeks, but the guide refused to answer that question. The types that come to mind are epoxy or polyester, but that's only a guess...
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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by Bralo20 » 14 Jun 2013, 21:59

sn26567 wrote: On another topic, is there any specialist in our audience who could tell me which type of plastic is used in the carbon-fibre composites that make the structure of the A350 (or in the 787 for that matter) ?

I asked the question when I visited Airbus in Hamburg with the AvGeeks, but the guide refused to answer that question. The types that come to mind are epoxy or polyester, but that's only a guess...
It's a CFRP, Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Polymer. More specificly it's HexPly M21 made by Hexcel.

It's an sort of epoxy reinforced with carbon fibers.

The datasheet: http://www.hexcel.com/Resources/DataShe ... global.pdf

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Post by sn-remember » 14 Jun 2013, 22:52

I've just looked through this video from airbus marketing team.. Tremendous pictures of the A350XWB !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U6IJ-LS3Xs
I wish them great success ..
Oddly this plane reminds me of the DC8.. Don't know why :)

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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by Passenger » 14 Jun 2013, 23:41

video of 4 minutes "Best of 14th June":


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