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Airbus A350 completes extreme weather testing

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 28, 2014
A350 MSN002 in the USAF's McKinley Climatic Laboratory in Florida. (Airbus)
A350 MSN002 in the USAF’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory in Florida. (Airbus)

An Airbus A350 test aircraft has completed a series of cold weather testing at the USAF’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory in Florida.

Aircraft MSN002 and its systems were subjected to temperatures between +45 degrees and -40 degrees Celsius during the tests which are designed to prove the aircraft’s ability to withstand a prolonged hot or cold soak and then have all systems function normally afterwards.

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3 Comments

  • Raymond

    says:

    Airbus needs to send their aircraft to the US for this? Isn’t that a bit humiliating?

  • Rhino

    says:

    @Raymond
    Just like Boeing sending a 787-9 to Alice Springs?

  • Raymond

    says:

    I was thinking more that Airbus cannot seem to do its cold weather testing somewhere in Europe, but instead has to send their aircraft to the country of their major competitor.

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