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A-350/1000 aircraft completes hot weather tests at Al Ain Airport

Toulouse, France - They took place from 4 to 7 July in the UAE

The A-350/1000 test aircraft, MSN065, successfully completed the hot weather tests at the Al Ain International airport, in the UAE. The tests which took place from 4 to 7 July, involved the aircraft undergo extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The objective of the tests is to check systems behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on ground. The aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters demonstrating its maturity and readiness to operate in scorching weather conditions. Airbus has been using the Al Ain International Airport as its base for hot weather testing for a number of years now. It is the new member of the A-350 XWB, industry's all-new mid-size long-range aircraft family, together with the A-330neo, offering levels of operating efficiency and true long-range capability. The A-350/1000 features a modified wing trailing-edge, new six-wheel main landing gears and more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. Scheduled to enter into service in the fourth quarter of 2017, the aircraft currently has a total of 211 confirmed orders from 12 global customers.

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