The first structurally complete A350 has moved to its next phase of ground testing.
The aircraft , MSN001, recently successfully completed a series of indoor ground tests including stability tests on ‘movable’ elements such as rudder, elevators, ailerons and wing spoilers and landing gears extraction/retraction.
The next phase will include three planned families of tests: fuel tanks testing – including levels, flows, sealing and internal fuel transfer functions; pressure testing of the fuselage; and radio equipment testing.
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