A350-1000 completes hot weather test at Al Ain airport
The A350-1000, the newest and largest member of the A350 XWB family, has completed hot weather testing at Al Ain International airport.
The Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, has successfully completed hot weather tests at Al Ain International airport in Abu Dhabi. During the tests, which took place from 4th to 7th July, the aircraft was exposed to extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.
The objective of the tests is to check systems behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on ground. The aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters demonstrating its capacity to operate in scorching weather conditions.
Airbus has been using the Al Ain International Airport as its base for hot weather testing for a number of years now.
The A350-1000 is the newest and largest member of the A350 XWB family. Scheduled to enter into service in the fourth quarter of 2017, the aircraft currently has a total of 211 confirmed orders from 12 global customers.