The Airbus A350 of the Airbus Company made a stunning performance at the Farnborough Air Show 2014. It` s always impressive to see civilian planes do incredible stuff during Air Shows. I saw the A350 for the first time and I have to say that I realy like this plane.
Airbus A350-941 F-WZGG making a VERY short field landing, arriving at Cotswold Airport (EGBP) April 2014 – The first landing of an A350 in the United Kingdom.
Using a specially developed camera mount fixed to a runway light, this ‘up-close and personal’ perspective gives a very different view to the short field landing of the new Airbus A350 at Cotswold Airport (Kemble), when it arrived for a period of flight testing at the airport on the 9th April 2014.
The A350 XWB is the first-ever Airbus jetliner to be subjected to extreme weather testing at the U.S. Air Force’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory in Florida. For these evaluations, the company’s MSN2 developmental aircraft was exposed to a range of temperatures — from 45 deg. C to -40 deg. C — to validate various aircraft systems, including its in-flight entertainment, air conditioning, galley, water and waste systems.
This behind-the-scenes look at A350 XWB testing spotlights the next-generation jetliner’s cold weather evaluations performed in Iqaluit, Canada — where temperatures reached down to -28°C. The video clip includes comments from Flight Test Specialist Engineer Julie Mautin and Bernard Besinet, Flight Test Support Engineer.
Airbus’ A350 XWB demonstrated its ability to operate on wet runways during successful water ingestion tests conducted May 2014 at Istres, France. This testing validates how the aircraft would behave on a very rain-soaked runway, and verifies that neither the water under the aircraft nor the spray generated by the nose landing gear will enter the engines or APU.