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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by Passenger » 24 Nov 2016, 14:55

sn26567 wrote:First flight of the A350-1000 : Thursday 24 Nov morning in Toulouse !
Airbus to launch the maiden flight of its first A350-1000 on 24 November 2016. Serial 059 is powered by Trent XWB-97 engines. Airbus plans to deliver the first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways by end of 2017.
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Post by sn26567 » 26 Nov 2016, 23:01

Magiktrix wrote:
Why are the pilots equipped like if they were at the helm of a fighter-bomber aircraft? It's not like if the A350-1000 was an all-new model!
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Post by shockcooling » 27 Nov 2016, 00:36

sn26567 wrote:Why are the pilots equipped like if they were at the helm of a fighter-bomber aircraft? It's not like if the A350-1000 was an all-new model!
:shock: Imagine yourself to be onboard, this aircraft model hasn't flown 1 minute, you would be sitting there with your shorts and flipflops enjoying the free ride???
To me, being a professional pilot, these pilots earn the biggest respect flying a machine like this which has not proven to be airworthy at all!!! I would be flying like Terminator if required any day :D Hot Shots :ugeek:

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Post by Didymus » 27 Nov 2016, 11:31

They seem to be wearing both a parachute and a life vest too, ready to bail out I suppose.

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Post by DIBO » 27 Nov 2016, 15:07

Not only the first-flight/prototype aspect, look in history how many accidents happend because of all the chase-planes nearby. I personally lost 3 acquaintances in a chase/photograph-plane mid-air; not that parachutes would have saved them in that particular case. Even if for the A350 crew maybe only 2/3 of the flight envelope allows a safe bail-out and probability of such a major mishap is far less than 1%, every (easily) available precaution should be taken. Only 3 things matter in aviation: Safety, Safety and Safety.

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Post by JAF737 » 27 Nov 2016, 15:49

Come on guys, can anyone of you find a picture/video
of any ("recent") Boeing first flight showing their pilots equipped like this?

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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by Duke » 27 Nov 2016, 16:05

Is there any reason why the space between the cockpit windows is always painted black, and not in the coulours of the rest of the fuselage?
Looks a bit like the mask of Zorro...

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Post by Desert Rat » 28 Nov 2016, 06:43

It is just an esthetic thing...A330 Neo will have the same "mask"...

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Post by sn26567 » 12 Dec 2016, 16:17

On board of the world’s most modern long-haul aircraft! Tickets for the A350-900 special flights MUC-HAM will be available from tomorrow! (Delivery to Lufthansa in one week from now)
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Post by luchtzak » 12 Dec 2016, 17:52

Saw a Finnair A350 at LHR this morning, I was impressed!

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Post by sn26567 » 06 Jan 2017, 21:35

Airbus reached its target for at least 50 deliveries of the A350 in 2016, out of 670 total deliveries predicted for 2016.

KLM plans to receive its first A350 in 2020, with delivery of seven A350-900s by end of 2022, along with another six B787-9s by end of 2019 and seven B787-10s in 2019-21 period. Sister carrier Air France is set to receive its first A350 in 2019.
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Post by luchtzak » 10 Jan 2017, 19:54

Second Airbus A350-1000 in the air:

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Post by sn26567 » 12 Jan 2017, 22:58

Aeroflot cancelled eight A350-800s on order back in November 2016, leaving carrier with only 14 A350-900s.
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Post by MD-11forever » 13 Jan 2017, 11:43

sn26567 wrote:
12 Jan 2017, 22:58
Aeroflot cancelled eight A350-800s on order back in November 2016, leaving carrier with only 14 A350-900s.
This leaves Asiana as the only airline that still has A350-800s on order (8 aircraft, with also 12 A350-900s and 10 A350-1000 on order).
I wonder when they will convert/cancel their order.

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Post by brusselsairlinesfan » 13 Jan 2017, 12:23

luchtzak wrote:
10 Jan 2017, 19:54
Second Airbus A350-1000 in the air:

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Very nice pic!

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Post by sn26567 » 21 Jan 2017, 17:40

SriLankan Airlines' order of four A350s scheduled to be delivered in 2020 will be cancelled by the government (owner), who will take strict actions to regulate the carrier in an effort to cut its huge loss and prevent corruption.
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Re: Airbus A350 news

Post by sn26567 » 30 Jan 2017, 23:44

They have done it: a first airline, Air Caraïbes, will get an A350 with 10-abreast seating in economy. Since the cabin of the A350 is narrower than that of the B777, passengers should not expect to have a comfortable flight!

Curious to see if other airlines will follow suit...

The airline is in the process of taking delivery of their first of five A350s (two A350-900s, and three A350-1000s), which will feature a total of 389 seats, including 18 business class seats, 45 premium economy seats, and 326 economy seats.

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Post by galaxy » 31 Jan 2017, 00:09

sn26567 wrote:
30 Jan 2017, 23:44
They have done it: a first airline will get an A350 with 10-abreast seating in economy. Since the cabin of the A350 is narrower than that of the B777, passengers should not expect to have a comfortable flight!
Not sure , but according the airbus website , it seems that the 9 and the 10 abreast have the same seat comfort
http://www.airbus.com/aircraftfamilies/ ... in-layout/

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