Airbus A350 – a new aircraft developed concern Airbus A330 as a replacement and the A340. A350 prototype first flew on June 14, 2013 in Toulouse-Blagnac, France. Operation of aircraft in the airline planned to begin in mid-2014.
Look at the new Airbus A350 aircraft and how it works from the inside.
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The New Airbus A350 Aircraft:
Engineering station – sitting here and Airbus experts removed all the major parameters that are displayed on monitors during the flight. As a rule, it is the brain of the aircraft, are stored here the data coming from engineering stations, an archive airplane flights, which houses about 100 000 different parameters.
This board was involved in the following testings: Bolivia – Tests at altitude (airfield Kochamambe 2500 meters above sea level) and La Paz (4000 m). With both airfields were made ups / landing, including the failure simulation, and balked in automatic mode.
Canada (Iqaluit) – Tests at low temperatures. During the tests, the temperature dropped to -28 ° C. Under these conditions, tested the operation of all aircraft systems, including engines and APU start after pre-cooling. In addition, the aircraft made several aborted takeoffs, taxiing at low speeds and a full flight.
On the island of Martinique tested engine at elevated temperatures.
Now Playing test flights involving two aircraft – MSN1 and MSN3. In total, they have already completed 200 flights a total duration of 1,000 hours. The entire program is designed for test flights in 2500 hours.
Overall, the program test flights involving five aircraft. Two of them with lounge: MSN2 (with composite coloring) and MSN5. Planes with salon will participate in a series of flights with passengers on board.
MSN2 and MSN4 (logo Qatar Airways) join the program test flights in the near future, MSN5 start flying in the spring. Certification of the aircraft is scheduled for the third quarter of 2014, commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2014. Customer – Qatar Airways.
Currently the total number of orders for the A350 is 812 cars (39 customers).
Russian company Aeroflot ordered the A350 – 22 aircraft, with deliveries to begin in 2018.
Collected in the middle of a porthole – as we usually see, being a passenger:
Emergency exit door:
On the door of a small round porthole with glass, divided into two parts – the upper part of a magnifying. For what?
Red-brown pipe – air conditioning:
In A350 XWB family includes three models: the A350-800 (276 passengers in three classes), A350-900 (315 passengers, three classes) and the A350-1000 (369 passengers, three classes).
Aircraft capable of performing non-stop flights over distances up to 15,700 km.
A350 XWB passenger cabin is the most spacious and comfortable in its category. Its width at the level of 5.58 m armrests, which is 12.7 cm wider than the Boeing 787. This allows you to comfortably house the nine 18-inch seats in a row. Moreover, compared with the Boeing 787, Airbus A350 XWB converter 35 access more that yield increases found nearly 10%.
Modern design of the passenger compartment A350 XWB also provides more space above the heads of passengers, panoramic windows, more spacious overhead bins.
A350 XWB – the quietest twin-engine aircraft in the world.
Over 70% of the A350 XWB structure made from high-performance materials, including composite materials (53%), as well as titanium and aluminum alloys, the new generation.
A350 XWB 25% more economical Boeing-777 and 9% Boeing-787.
At A350 direct operating costs “per seat” is 25% lower compared to the Boeing-777 and nearly 10% compared to the Boeing-787.
At the booth set cabin layout, which can be read by anyone.
Faced with Chief Pilot 15-inch head-up display. By the way, in the cockpit A350 biggest displays of the entire line of Airbus.
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On Thursday, the A350 will go to Toulouse and will make its longest flight – 14.5 hours.