15 November 2012

Thales has already delivered some 1.200 items of equipment for the A350 XWB program

Thales is preparing hard for one of the next milestone of the A350 XWB program to be held before Christmas; the power-on. Thales was part of the power-on of the flight deck of the MSN001 prototype last 2/August at FAL in Toulouse.
Thales provides a complete shipset of equipment both for electrical and avionics use.These equipment were tested by Airbus during the flight deck power-on and will be again tested in the fuselage power-on and later in the aircraft power-on.
A member of the Thales front office team who supported the power-on said “I was very happy to notice that no anomalies were found on any of the Thales equipment and the power-on went very well. This is a proof of the maturity of our equipment and functions”.

Avionics shipset
The avionics shipset supplied by Thales for the A350 XWB programme and tested during the power-on comprises the following equipment:
Six integrated wide screen displays*
·         KCCU (Keyboard Cursor Control Unit)
·         IESI (Integrated Electronic Standby Instrument for Commercial Aircraft - IESI)
·         ADIRU(Air Data & Inertial Reference Unit)
·         CPIOM (Core Processing Input Output Modules)
·         cRDC* (Common Remote Data Concentrator)
*In cooperation with Diehl Aerospace
Electrical shipset
Thales provides a complete shipset for electrical power conversion for the A350 XWB aircraft. This shipset includes:
·         Emergency ATU x 2 (Auto Transformer Units)
·         Main ATU x 4 (Auto Transformer Units)
·         TRU x 4 (Transformer Rectifier Units)
·         SI (Static Inverter)
·         CFFC Cockpit (Fixed Frequency Converter)

Based on article "Successful power-on for the nose section of the Airbus A350 XWB" published in Onboard Magazine

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