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A350 emerges from the paintshop

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 14, 2013
A350 MSN001 out of the paintshop. (Airbus)

Airbus has eschewed the traditional lavish ‘rollout’ ceremony for its new A350 XWB twin. Instead, Airbus employees in Toulouse “welcomed” MSN001 after it emerged from the paint shop on Monday.

The aircraft was painted in under seven days after the completion of MSN001’s flight test instrumentation verification. MSN001’s engines were installed last month, following which it underwent an intensive phase of ground vibration tests.

Airbus says first flight is planned for the northern summer.

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5 Comments

  • Ron

    says:

    You’ve gotta admit, it looks pretty sexy.

  • Dane

    says:

    If Airbus learn from the mistakes Boeing made with the 787 project, these things will sell like hotcakes

  • Red Barron

    says:

    Very sleak…. Love it

  • Pontious

    says:

    The fin is interestingly small. As a clean sheet design, it takes full advantage of the directional stability provided by the sharklets!

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A350 emerges from the paintshop

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 14, 2013
A350 MSN001 out of the paintshop. (Airbus)

Airbus has eschewed the traditional lavish ‘rollout’ ceremony for its new A350 XWB twin. Instead, Airbus employees in Toulouse “welcomed” MSN001 after it emerged from the paint shop on Monday.

The aircraft was painted in under seven days after the completion of MSN001’s flight test instrumentation verification. MSN001’s engines were installed last month, following which it underwent an intensive phase of ground vibration tests.

Airbus says first flight is planned for the northern summer.

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25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

5 Comments

  • Ron

    says:

    You’ve gotta admit, it looks pretty sexy.

  • Dane

    says:

    If Airbus learn from the mistakes Boeing made with the 787 project, these things will sell like hotcakes

  • Red Barron

    says:

    Very sleak…. Love it

  • Pontious

    says:

    The fin is interestingly small. As a clean sheet design, it takes full advantage of the directional stability provided by the sharklets!

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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