The A350 XWB winglets have become the more visible difference and the identity brand of the aircraft in the first comparisons made before the first flight. They are designed to achieve the best aerodynamic performance so they contribute to reduce the fuel consumption.
Developed, tested and manufactured in composite by Austrian Tier1 FACC, they are 2.3m wide at the basis and 2m high.
FACC team is also in charge of the full scale tests (both static and dynamic) for resilience, fatigue and endurance, up to mechanical failure.
The A350 XWB winglets are painted in a new facility at Clément Ader site (Toulouse) before fixing to the 32-metre wing with about 80 fasteners.
For MSN1, the winglets have been customized with a nice gradation of Airbus-blue which has required a special mix of colours, a real work of art for the painters.
thanks alot for your almost daily updates!A 350 is a fascinating new airplane!
I wonder A350-900 and -1000 have different wing let ?Delete
You are right, fascinating! Thanks for reading the blog daily.ReplyDelete
after a Boeing sales meeting :)
that was sick, only people with low degree would do thatDelete
Is there a basic blue print of the A350 winglet so I can make a solid model?
Add-on to the above. A very small solid model.ReplyDelete
I have only public pictures but no blue print available. SorryReplyDelete