25 January 2014

A350 in Canada ready for cold weather testing.

The Airbus A350 MSN3 prototype will spend around 5 days in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius to prove full functionality of its systems under extreme weather conditions. 

Test campaign includes aircraft de-icing, engine start-up and landing gear operations tests in the freezing environment.

The A350 engine manufactured by Rolls-Royce was previuosly tested in the same site -northern Canada at Iqaluit- during the certification test campaign developed for Trent-XWB.

Airbus’s second flight-test A350 aircraft departed Toulouse on a transatlantic sortie to Canada on Friday. 

Based on the article "A350 heads to Canada for cold-weather tests" published in Flight International.

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