First A350 XWB with wings complete emerges for outdoor testing
The first A350 XWB – MSN001 – now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing, from Roger Béteille A350 XWB FAL “Station 30” to the Clément Ader area “Station 18” in Toulouse.
Der A350-Prototyp MSN001 konnte strukturell komplett die Ausstattungshalle verlassen. Die beiden Triebwerke werden erst nach Vorfeldtests und der Lackierung montiert. Foto und Copyright: Airbus S.A.S.
The aircraft is structurally complete and shows the installed winglets, belly fairing panels, main landing gear doors.
The aircraft has recently completed successfully 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 steps which will take place outdoors at Station 18 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.