The A350 XWB test fleet joins up in formation flight
00:02:20 30 November -0001
Airbus’ five A350-900 test aircraft took to the skies for an impressive formation flight on 29 September 2014. These A350 XWB jetliners accumulated a combined total of more than 2,600 flight test hours during the successful campaign leading to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certification for this next-generation widebody.
A350 XWB is 'Good to go' as it obtains its certification
00:06:12 30 November -0001
The A350 XWB received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 30th September 2014, which paves the way for the jetliner’s planned first customer delivery to Qatar Airways in the fourth quarter. The A350 XWB’s on-time certification process – which included initial evaluations with suppliers and on test rigs, a rigorous flight test campaign and the global route-proving tour – is a years-long process to ensure the aircraft’s readiness and maturity at service entry. This video explains the key steps along the way.
A350 XWB route proving: The jetliner’s fourth trip
00:06:43 15 August 2014
Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB completed its four-trip route-proving campaign – which is designed to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations and is part of the final stage toward certification. On its fourth trip, this highly-efficient jetliner made stops in Doha, Qatar, Perth, Australia, Moscow, Russia and Helsinki, Finland to wrap up a campaign that amassed some 81,700 naut. mi. in approximately 180 flight hours. The A350 XWB performed as expected and on schedule at each destination, and is expected to achieve Type Certification in the third quarter of 2014.
A350 XWB route proving: Visiting 5 Southern Hemisphere airports
00:06:37 09 August 2014
Airbus’ MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner continues on the third trip of its global route-proving tour to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations. In this phase, the aircraft received warm welcomes in Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Santiago, Chile then flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil before returning to Toulouse, France.
A350 XWB route proving: Hong Kong and Singapore
00:06:05 02 August 2014
Airbus’ MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner travelled to Asia on the second trip of its global route-proving tour to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations. In this phase, the jetliner flew from Toulouse, France to Hong Kong, and then operated multiple flights between Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to Toulouse. The Asian trip allowed Airbus to evaluate the A350 XWB’s performance in hot and humid conditions, as well as showcase the aircraft for Cathay Pacific Airways – which has 46 of these highly efficient jetliners on order.
A350 XWB route proving: Europe-Canada via the North Pole and back
00:03:38 27 July 2014
The first phase of A350 XWB route-proving flights took Airbus’ newest jetliner from Toulouse, France over the North Pole to Iqaluit Airport in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. On its return flight, the A350-900 made a stopover in Frankfurt, Germany for visits by personnel from Lufthansa – one of the 38 customers placing firm orders for the A350 Family to date. The world route proving flights are demonstrating the A350-900 version’s readiness for airline operations, and will include operations to14 major airports worldwide.
The week in review for Airbus’ “best Farnborough Airshow ever”
00:04:54 19 July 2014
The excitement of Airbus’ best Farnborough Airshow in the company’s history is reviewed in this video from the 2014 event. Its highlights include the A330neo launch and initial customer signings for Airbus’ new engine option jetliner, the announcements of additional bookings for in-production A320 Family and A350 XWB aircraft, the daily flying display that spanned generations of aviation from the A380 and A350 XWB to World War 1-era airplanes, along with views of the Airbus Group pavilion at Farnborough Airport and the ambience during the biennial aerospace industry event.
Farnborough 2014: Day 4 highlights
00:02:51 17 July 2014
Airbus’ high-profile presence at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow continued on the biennial industry event’s fourth day, which is recapped in this compilation video. Underscoring its best performance ever at a Farnborough Airshow, Airbus announced new business for 496 aircraft (worth US$75.3 billion), while the company’s A350 XWB and A380 wowed visitors during flight presentations.
Airbus Direct: Farnborough Airshow (Day 4)
00:10:59 17 July 2014
This edition of Airbus Direct highlights the exceptional flight presentations performed by Airbus’ A350 XWB and A380 – as well as the A400M from Airbus Defence and Space – on Day 4 of the Farnborough International Airshow. Also included is a special chat with President and CEO Fabrice Brégier, who explains why this year’s edition of the biennial industry event was the best ever for Airbus.
Airbus Direct: Farnborough Airshow (Day 3)
00:08:30 16 July 2014
Airbus Direct reports from the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow’s third day, highlighting new commercial agreements and other announcements during this biennial industry event. Also included is footage from the day’s flight presentations, which included impressive aerial displays by Airbus’ A350 XWB and A380, as well as the A400M from Airbus Defence and Space. The video concludes with a focus on Airbus’ widebody aircraft by Christopher Emerson, Head of Marketing.