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A350 world tour to include Perth, Sydney

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 25, 2014

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Airbus A350 test aircraft MSN5 will visit Perth, Sydney and Auckland as part of the aircraft’s route proving program, the final phase of the aircraft’s type certification testing.

MSN5, which is configured with a 265-seat passenger interior (42 business class and 223 economy class seats), will be operated by Airbus flightcrews and will conduct four separate trips over three weeks. The third of these flights will see the A350 fly into Sydney from Johannesburg  before continuing to Auckland, while fourth flight will see the A350 fly into Perth from Qatar.

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“These route proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services,” Airbus said in a statement.

The A350 is scheduled to land in Sydney at about 6.00am on August 5, and continue on to Auckland that afternoon. Airbus says certification is on track for the third quarter of this year with first delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways due by year’s end.

Airbus says the five development A350s have to date flown over 540 flights and 2,250 flight hours.

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13 Comments

  • Mark

    says:

    Hi Aust Av

    Are you able to tell us the date and time that the A350 will arrive in Perth? Will Qatar be substituting the A350 for their normal 77L and arriving and departing at regular scheduled times?

    Thanks

    Mark, Perth

  • David

    says:

    Mark:

    This is what I have managed to find.

    The A350 is scheduled to arrive in Perth from Doha at 3pm on 9 August 2014, departing back to Doha on 10 August 2014 at 11pm.

    Will be down there for sure!

  • Corrie Watts- Perth

    says:

    The A350 is scheduled to arrive in Perth from Doha at 3pm on 9 August 2014, departing back to Doha on 10 August 2014 at 11pm.
    F-WWYB is one of five test aircraft and one of two (the other is F-WWCF, MSN 002) with a fully functional passenger cabin, containing 42 business class and 223 economy class seats. The A350 will be operated by Airbus flight crews, with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) pilots aboard as observers.

    Launch customer Qatar Airways will take the first delivery, in late 2014. Qatar Airways has ordered the 80 A350s (43 A350-900 and 37 A350-1000), and their CEO, Akbar Al-Baker, has declared that the A350 will be used on Perth services from early-2015.

  • Mark

    says:

    Excellent! Thanks for chasing that down for us David, greatly appreciated. Cheers Mark

  • DB

    says:

    I saw the A350 arrive in HKG on Monday afternoon. Quite an impressive looking aircraft. It was parked at the end of a tier near gates 1 -4 and CX wing lounge but the area was closed off so could not get any pics to share. Tried again from onboard departing CX flight but it was no good.

  • Lukas

    says:

    Hi Aust Aviation,

    Are you able to tell us the time, when the a350 will arrive in Auckland?

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    Lukas

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      We’re not sure of the exact arrival time, but it is due to depart Sydney at 1400 local on August 5.

  • Lukas

    says:

    Okay thanks for answering 😉

  • Simon Gilmore

    says:

    I would like to see the A350 at Auckland next week. Can you please advise departure time to Santiago?

    Thanks
    Si

  • Hayden

    says:

    The A350 is coming to Perth on 9 August?! I’m skipping school! :O Thanks David for the info.

  • Harry

    says:

    isnt 9th a Saturday

  • Howza

    says:

    Will the A350 be open to the Public?

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      No, unfortunately

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A350 world tour to include Perth, Sydney

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 25, 2014

A350 Map

Airbus A350 test aircraft MSN5 will visit Perth, Sydney and Auckland as part of the aircraft’s route proving program, the final phase of the aircraft’s type certification testing.

MSN5, which is configured with a 265-seat passenger interior (42 business class and 223 economy class seats), will be operated by Airbus flightcrews and will conduct four separate trips over three weeks. The third of these flights will see the A350 fly into Sydney from Johannesburg  before continuing to Auckland, while fourth flight will see the A350 fly into Perth from Qatar.

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“These route proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services,” Airbus said in a statement.

The A350 is scheduled to land in Sydney at about 6.00am on August 5, and continue on to Auckland that afternoon. Airbus says certification is on track for the third quarter of this year with first delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways due by year’s end.

Airbus says the five development A350s have to date flown over 540 flights and 2,250 flight hours.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

13 Comments

  • Mark

    says:

    Hi Aust Av

    Are you able to tell us the date and time that the A350 will arrive in Perth? Will Qatar be substituting the A350 for their normal 77L and arriving and departing at regular scheduled times?

    Thanks

    Mark, Perth

  • David

    says:

    Mark:

    This is what I have managed to find.

    The A350 is scheduled to arrive in Perth from Doha at 3pm on 9 August 2014, departing back to Doha on 10 August 2014 at 11pm.

    Will be down there for sure!

  • Corrie Watts- Perth

    says:

    The A350 is scheduled to arrive in Perth from Doha at 3pm on 9 August 2014, departing back to Doha on 10 August 2014 at 11pm.
    F-WWYB is one of five test aircraft and one of two (the other is F-WWCF, MSN 002) with a fully functional passenger cabin, containing 42 business class and 223 economy class seats. The A350 will be operated by Airbus flight crews, with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) pilots aboard as observers.

    Launch customer Qatar Airways will take the first delivery, in late 2014. Qatar Airways has ordered the 80 A350s (43 A350-900 and 37 A350-1000), and their CEO, Akbar Al-Baker, has declared that the A350 will be used on Perth services from early-2015.

  • Mark

    says:

    Excellent! Thanks for chasing that down for us David, greatly appreciated. Cheers Mark

  • DB

    says:

    I saw the A350 arrive in HKG on Monday afternoon. Quite an impressive looking aircraft. It was parked at the end of a tier near gates 1 -4 and CX wing lounge but the area was closed off so could not get any pics to share. Tried again from onboard departing CX flight but it was no good.

  • Lukas

    says:

    Hi Aust Aviation,

    Are you able to tell us the time, when the a350 will arrive in Auckland?

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    Lukas

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      We’re not sure of the exact arrival time, but it is due to depart Sydney at 1400 local on August 5.

  • Lukas

    says:

    Okay thanks for answering 😉

  • Simon Gilmore

    says:

    I would like to see the A350 at Auckland next week. Can you please advise departure time to Santiago?

    Thanks
    Si

  • Hayden

    says:

    The A350 is coming to Perth on 9 August?! I’m skipping school! :O Thanks David for the info.

  • Harry

    says:

    isnt 9th a Saturday

  • Howza

    says:

    Will the A350 be open to the Public?

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      No, unfortunately

Leave a Comment to Mark Cancel

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A350 world tour to include Perth, Sydney

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 25, 2014

A350 Map

Airbus A350 test aircraft MSN5 will visit Perth, Sydney and Auckland as part of the aircraft’s route proving program, the final phase of the aircraft’s type certification testing.

MSN5, which is configured with a 265-seat passenger interior (42 business class and 223 economy class seats), will be operated by Airbus flightcrews and will conduct four separate trips over three weeks. The third of these flights will see the A350 fly into Sydney from Johannesburg  before continuing to Auckland, while fourth flight will see the A350 fly into Perth from Qatar.

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“These route proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services,” Airbus said in a statement.

The A350 is scheduled to land in Sydney at about 6.00am on August 5, and continue on to Auckland that afternoon. Airbus says certification is on track for the third quarter of this year with first delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways due by year’s end.

Airbus says the five development A350s have to date flown over 540 flights and 2,250 flight hours.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

13 Comments

  • Mark

    says:

    Hi Aust Av

    Are you able to tell us the date and time that the A350 will arrive in Perth? Will Qatar be substituting the A350 for their normal 77L and arriving and departing at regular scheduled times?

    Thanks

    Mark, Perth

  • David

    says:

    Mark:

    This is what I have managed to find.

    The A350 is scheduled to arrive in Perth from Doha at 3pm on 9 August 2014, departing back to Doha on 10 August 2014 at 11pm.

    Will be down there for sure!

  • Corrie Watts- Perth

    says:

    The A350 is scheduled to arrive in Perth from Doha at 3pm on 9 August 2014, departing back to Doha on 10 August 2014 at 11pm.
    F-WWYB is one of five test aircraft and one of two (the other is F-WWCF, MSN 002) with a fully functional passenger cabin, containing 42 business class and 223 economy class seats. The A350 will be operated by Airbus flight crews, with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) pilots aboard as observers.

    Launch customer Qatar Airways will take the first delivery, in late 2014. Qatar Airways has ordered the 80 A350s (43 A350-900 and 37 A350-1000), and their CEO, Akbar Al-Baker, has declared that the A350 will be used on Perth services from early-2015.

  • Mark

    says:

    Excellent! Thanks for chasing that down for us David, greatly appreciated. Cheers Mark

  • DB

    says:

    I saw the A350 arrive in HKG on Monday afternoon. Quite an impressive looking aircraft. It was parked at the end of a tier near gates 1 -4 and CX wing lounge but the area was closed off so could not get any pics to share. Tried again from onboard departing CX flight but it was no good.

  • Lukas

    says:

    Hi Aust Aviation,

    Are you able to tell us the time, when the a350 will arrive in Auckland?

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    Lukas

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      We’re not sure of the exact arrival time, but it is due to depart Sydney at 1400 local on August 5.

  • Lukas

    says:

    Okay thanks for answering 😉

  • Simon Gilmore

    says:

    I would like to see the A350 at Auckland next week. Can you please advise departure time to Santiago?

    Thanks
    Si

  • Hayden

    says:

    The A350 is coming to Perth on 9 August?! I’m skipping school! :O Thanks David for the info.

  • Harry

    says:

    isnt 9th a Saturday

  • Howza

    says:

    Will the A350 be open to the Public?

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      No, unfortunately

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