26 May 2014

A350 Evacuation tests successfully performed.

Airbus has performed successfully the “partial” evacuation tests at Airbus´ Hamburg site. The tests were done on doors 1 and doors 3. The full test is not necessary in A350 XWB as some equipment is consistent with other models like A330.

These tests are required for Certification and a representative passenger load of persons in normal health was used in the MSN2 cabin equipped flight test prototype; at least 40% of the passenger load was female, and at least 35% was over 50 years of age. Additionally, and as required by Appendix J to Part25 of the FAA requirements, 3 life-size dolls were carried by passengers to simulate live infants 2 years old or younger.

Based on the article “Airbus A350 : les essais d'évacuation passagers ont été faits” published in Air&Cosmos. 

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