Wed, Aug 06, 2014
Next Stop: Sydney, Australia
The Airbus A350 XWB has just wrapped up its successful African debut, leaving at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport Tuesday morning on its next test flight to Sydney, Australia.
The aircraft, MSN 005, is one of five A350 XWB prototypes used to perform comprehensive flight test and development trials. The aircraft has to fly a representative airline schedule, demonstrating its maturity for airline operations. This exercise is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which is expected in September this year. The aircraft is operated by Airbus flight crews.
During its visit to Johannesburg, the aircraft has carried out high airfield auto-landing trials. With an airfield elevation of 5,557 feet above sea level and being suitably equipped with the necessary landing aids, O.R. Tambo International Airport is ideally suited for these tests.
The A350 XWB World Tour began on July 24th and involves a series of tests on four different trips. It will visit 14 airports around the world and will end on August 13th.
(Image provided by Airbus)
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