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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:01 am

MSN 206 (CX#26) is out on its first CAF this morning #AIB03NI
MSN 255 (LH#12) active on the flightline - unpainted
 
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Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:46 pm

MSN 112 (JD#2) first flight #AIB01GQ
MSN 207 (QR#33) first flight #AIB01NJ
MSN 230 (SQ#24) out on another test flight #AIB04HI
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:22 am

First A350ULR for SQ has been contractually delivered and will leave on delivery flight from TLS later today

https://twitter.com/R_Wall/status/1043398671226875905
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Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:58 am

MSN 172 (QR#31) just departed on its first CAF #AIB03DW
MSN 220 (SQ#22 - first ULR) preparing to depart on its delivery flight. #198. #56 in 2018. #5 in September
 
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Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:12 pm

 
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Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:11 pm

MSN 220 trip home seems to be taking the long route ......heading north routing over the pole?
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:18 am

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 172 (QR#31) just departed on its first CAF #AIB03DW
MSN 220 (SQ#22 - first ULR) preparing to depart on its delivery flight. #198. #56 in 2018. #5 in September


Well, I lost my bet :-)
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:37 am

Is MSN 239 (CI#14) , which is in special livery , being lined up as the 200th delivery ?

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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:51 am

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Is MSN 239 (CI#14) , which is in special livery , being lined up as the 200th delivery ?Geoff

If i was a betting man, MSN 172 (QR) will be #200 with MSN 206 (CX) being #199.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:38 pm

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Geoff1947 wrote:
Is MSN 239 (CI#14) , which is in special livery , being lined up as the 200th delivery ?Geoff

If i was a betting man, MSN 172 (QR) will be #200 with MSN 206 (CX) being #199.


After the deliveries strain between QR and Airbus… That would be an interesting gesture.
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:23 pm

Any information on the delivery flights of MSN52 and MSN55 to Sichuan Airlines ?
 
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Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:47 pm

MSN 98 (JD#1) has moved to the delivery centre
MSN 251 (HX#6/7) has been spotted on the flightline
MSN 269 (MU#3) has rolled out of FAL
 
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:52 am

MSN 223 (SQ#23) active at the delivery centre
MSN 226 (HU#1) active at the delivery centre
MSN 250 (JJ#9) initial engine run
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Size comparison between 900 and 1000 models, It's more than expected for me.

https://youtu.be/-fnEh_dp-1Q?t=160
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:10 pm

How many A350 are expected to be delivered in 2018? What quantity are A35K?

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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm

lightsaber wrote:
How many A350 are expected to be delivered in 2018? What quantity are A35K?

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Airbus has not mentioned any fixed numbers for the single families. The only declaration was 800 frames for all families together.

There has been a few guestimates around and most common is 100 frames in all, -900 + -1000.

The current status for this year is 50 A350-900 and 6 A350-1000. 5 have left the nest this month and I expect a few more this month. 44 more frames would have to be delivered to match the expectation of 100.

My guess would be another 6 to 8 A350-1000 this year and about 38 A350-900, give and take a few A350-900.

Deliveries have been very slow this year compared to the loading of the FAL and 18 frames are working up as it is. Excluding the two Sichuan frames that have already been official delivered to the Lessor last year and will not count in this year´s delivered numbers

There are positive signs. The Chinese frames are starting to go out after late certification. A question mark are the HNA group frames. The first or older -1000s have finished rework and the newer frames are running faster through the system. One can expect the big Airbus end of the year push.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:13 pm

I'm guessing the slower deliveries this year are due to -1000 and -ULR certification, introduction of the new wing twist and winglets, and supply of engines?

Next year should see a good ramp up.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:34 pm

Slug71 wrote:
I'm guessing the slower deliveries this year are due to -1000 and -ULR certification, introduction of the new wing twist and winglets, and supply of engines?

Next year should see a good ramp up.


There have been customer specific issues with HNA and Qatar which have caused a build up of assembled frames. Production rate is only going to 10 per month so the ramp up is virtually complete. Maybe 100 deliveries in 2018 and 110 in 2019.

Geoff
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 pm

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 250 (JJ#9) initial engine run


Isn't this frame the one supposed to be taken by Hainan? Has anything changed?
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:18 pm

prchan wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 250 (JJ#9) initial engine run

Isn't this frame the one supposed to be taken by Hainan? Has anything changed?

MSN 226 and MSN 245 are the JJ ntu going to Hainan. MSN 250 is actually going to JJ.
 
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:33 pm

MSN 125 (QR#32) first CAF #AIB05GK
MSN 206 (CX#26) out on another CAF #AIB04NI
MSN 226 (HU#1) first CAF #AIB07FG
MSN 230 (SQ#24) new engine run
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:39 pm

lightsaber wrote:
How many A350 are expected to be delivered in 2018? What quantity are A35K? Lightsaber

My five cents worth on 2018 deliveries. I believe AB started the year with a loose goal of 100. Then Asiana delayed two frames, Hong Kong Airlines delayed 3 frames, Cathay looks like it may well fall 1-2 short of goal (probably cabin related) and Qatar look like 1-2 short as well due to the wheels not really getting into motion until Q2. So that will leave 2018 deliveries in the low 90s. My spreadsheet (take it with a grain of salt) is currently sitting on a best case scenario of 91 deliveries, including 14 A35K (7 each to QR/CX).
 
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:37 am

MSN 98 (JD#1) departing on its first CAF #AIB03FR
MSN 216 (SQ#25/26) has returned to the flightline after having its test equipment removed and cabin installed
MSN 223 (SQ#23) departing on its first CAF #AIB06HE
 
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:07 pm

MSN 231 (CA#4) back on the flightline following repair work
MSN 250 (JJ#9) RTO - first flight scheduled for Wednesday
 
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:55 am

MSN 225 (CX#27) active on the flightline
MSN 231 (CA#4) new engine run post-rework
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:27 am

What repair work did MSN 225 require?
 
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:17 pm

MSN 141 (QR#34) initial engine run
MSN 230 (SQ#24) out on another test flight #AIB05HI
MSN 240 (CA#5) flew back to TLS following painting at XFW #AIB03HK
MSN 243 (PR#4) out on another test flight #AIB03FP
MSN 246 (HX#6) active on the flightline
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:56 am

See latest type cert by https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/defaul ... -09-26.pdf confirms CAT3 and ETOPS for -1000
 
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:11 pm

Good to see CAT3 and autoland added to the certified capability.
 
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:56 pm

MSN 141 (QR#34) RTO - first flight scheduled for Friday
MSN 239 (CI#14) new engine run following re-work
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:47 pm

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 239 (CI#14) new engine run following re-work

What kind of rework did it require?
 
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:02 pm

MSN 98 (JD#1) sporting its final reg B-1069 - delivery imminent.
 
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:47 pm

MSN 55 (3U#3) maintenance engine run & taxi test
MSN 125 (QR#32) sporting its final reg (A7-AND) - delivery imminent
MSN 172 (QR#31) sporting its final reg (A7-AMF) - delivery imminent
MSN 206 (CX#26) sporting its final reg (B-LXD) - delivery imminent
MSN 223 (SQ#23) on its delivery flight as SQ8895 - #199. #57 of 2018. #6 in September
MSN 250 (JJ#9) first flight #AIB01FX

My understanding is that #200 has been contractually delivered today. Unsure if it is CX or QR.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:46 pm

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 55 (3U#3) maintenance engine run & taxi test
MSN 125 (QR#32) sporting its final reg (A7-AND) - delivery imminent
MSN 172 (QR#31) sporting its final reg (A7-AMF) - delivery imminent
MSN 206 (CX#26) sporting its final reg (B-LXD) - delivery imminent
MSN 223 (SQ#23) on its delivery flight as SQ8895 - #199. #57 of 2018. #6 in September
MSN 250 (JJ#9) first flight #AIB01FX

My understanding is that #200 has been contractually delivered today. Unsure if it is CX or QR.


Has 226 been contractually delivered too ?

Geoff
 
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:00 pm

MSN 125 (QR#31) on its delivery flight as QR3350 - #200. #58 of 2018. #7 in September (remains to be confirmed if it was actually contractual delivery #200)
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:37 am

The A350 Production Website looks quite nice now!
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:58 am

MSN 172 (QR#32) also on its way home as QR3352 - #201. #59 of 2018. #8 in September.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:18 pm

HU's first A350 was delivered today... #9 in Sept...#60 in 2018...#202 total.

Airbus A350-941 98 B-1069 Hainan Airlines delivery 29 Sept 2018 TLS-HAK, Capital Airlines titles ex F-WZFR

What exactly is the relationship between HU and JD? JD's second A350 is MSN #112 and HU's first is really MSN #226!
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:24 pm

audidudi wrote:
HU's first A350 was delivered today... #9 in Sept...#60 in 2018...#202 total.


And as you noted in the 787 delivery thread, HU is also taking three 787s today they direct-purchased (in addition to one leased via Bank of Communication) so looks like they were able to square away some or all of their recent airframe financing issues.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:03 pm

audidudi wrote:
HU's first A350 was delivered today... #9 in Sept...#60 in 2018...#202 total.
Airbus A350-941 98 B-1069 Hainan Airlines delivery 29 Sept 2018 TLS-HAK, Capital Airlines titles ex F-WZFR
What exactly is the relationship between HU and JD? JD's second A350 is MSN #112 and HU's first is really MSN #226!

Flying home as HU1069 which indicates it has been delivered to HU and not JD. Word on the street is that it will get repainted in HU colors shortly. This frame is leased from AerCap.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:17 pm

I suspect CI #14 will be delivered on the Double Tenth, the ROC national day 10/10. Hopefully there will be news on their options being exercised, CEO had said in past they had to do it 2018.
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:46 am

MSN 230 (SQ#24) is active at the delivery centre this morning
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:45 am

MSN 245 (HU#4) initial engine run this morning
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:49 pm

The fourth A35K for Cathay Pacific was delivered today...#1 in October...#61 in 2018...#203 total.

Airbus A350-1041 206 B-LXD Cathay Pacific delivery 01 Oct 2018 TLS-HKG ex F-WZNI
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm

May be the wrong thread but I read on Twitter that Qatar are converting some -900's to -1000's

This would be a good vote of confidence in the -1000
 
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BRITISH AIRWAYS and VIRGIN ATLANTIC A350-1000 DELIVERY DATES

Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:29 pm

¿Someone know the BA and VS delivery dates for the A350-1000 in the next years?
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:33 pm

From what I've read, for the first ones it's Q2 2019 for VS and Q3 2019 for BA.
 
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Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS and VIRGIN ATLANTIC A350-1000 DELIVERY DATES

Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:34 pm

My new 1/200 Geminijets VS A35J is due by the end of the month :)
 
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Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS and VIRGIN ATLANTIC A350-1000 DELIVERY DATES

Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:54 pm

VS#1 is in final assembly now so I would think Q1, unless it is a complex cabin, could be acheived.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:56 pm

MSN 141 (QR#34) first test flight #AIB01NK
MSN 206 (CX#26) flying home as CX3510. #203. #61 in 2018. #1 in October*
MSN 226 (HU#2) back on the flightline for re-work
MSN 239 (CI#14) back at the delivery centre following re-work
MSN 251 (HX#7) active on the flightline
* could have been contractually delivered in September (TBC)

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