pranav7478
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Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:50 pm

itisi wrote:
scotron11 wrote:
Cannot wait to see the 1st CX A350-1000 roll out and 1st flight! Their livery on the A350 looks great!


Agreed, then again the 350 is such a good looking plane it's hard to look bad!! The one I like least has to be QR.....


the china eastern livery is far worse than qatar's imo
 
hkcanadaexpat
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:52 am

MSN 141 (QR#34) active at the delivery centre
MSN 216 (SQ#26) out on another test flight #AIB15NY
MSN 250 (JJ#9) active at the delivery centre
MSN 251 (HX#6/7) first CAF #AIB03AW
MSN 256 (CX#8) active at the delivery centre
MSN 259 (ET#10) active on the flightline
 
itisi
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:06 pm

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 141 (QR#34) active at the delivery centre
MSN 216 (SQ#26) out on another test flight #AIB15NY
MSN 250 (JJ#9) active at the delivery centre
MSN 251 (HX#6/7) first CAF #AIB03AW
MSN 256 (CX#8) active at the delivery centre
MSN 259 (ET#10) active on the flightline


256 should be HX
737-300/400/500 ... are NOT classics :)
 
itisi
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:08 pm

That makes 3 HX 359’s at the delivery centre! 246, 251 and 256.
737-300/400/500 ... are NOT classics :)
 
Waterbomber
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm

smartplane wrote:
AECM wrote:
The A359R is a normal A359 with less thrust and reduced MTOW of 250ton (so it should have less maintenance costs) but the big thing for me is that the A359R can be converted to a normal A359 with MTOW of 268ton by "paperwork".

Can be converted to a normal A359, with front end payment to RR, and higher monthly maintenance payments thereafter. Presumably an R fleet also provides RR somewhere to hang older engines with performance decay.


I think that there is more to it than just the possibility of converting back to a long haul aircraft.
The A359 is a slightly heavier plane than the B787-10, so there must be something else that pleaded in favor of it other than the reduced MTOW and a low price.

Things that come to mind:
-The XWB has a wider fuselage, enabling faster turn-around times in the same 9-abreast configuration. This is significant for a widebody on domestic/short-haul missions.
-The XWB engines are bigger engines so they can take the cycles at a lower cost. Where the smaller Trent 1000/GEnx will quickly use up the cycles on the hot section parts doing mutliple daily runs, the Trent XWB will be hauling the same 250 ton MTOW with much more ease, saving a lot of money on engine maintenance.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 am

MSN 161 (QR#35) initial engine run
MSN 231 (CA#5) new engine run
MSN 246 (HX#6/7) first CAF #AIB03GR
MSN 255 (LH#12) out on another test flight #AIB03GA
MSN 259 (ET#10) initial engine run
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:22 am

MSN 248 (MU#1) second test flight #AIB02IW
MSN 250 (JJ#9) first CAF #AIB03FX
MSN 259 (ET#10) RTO - first flight scheduled for Friday
MSN 264 (AY#12) active on the flightline
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:38 am

MSN 141 (QR#34) first CAF #AIB06NK
MSN 216 (SQ#26) first CAF #AIB16NY
MSN 244 (SQ#29 - final ULR) active on the flightline
MSN 252 (CX#29) second test flight #AIB02GL
MSN 256 (HX#8) first CAF #AIB02FD
MSN 259 (ET#10) first test flight #AIB01FH
MSN 263 (SQ28) initial engine run
MSN 281 (3U#4) rolled out of FAL
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:09 am

It looks like Asiana Airlines transferred (2) A359 orders to Aviation Capital Group during the month of October. Perhaps MSN 224/234 which it will lease from AVG rather than own outright.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:10 am

MSN 55 (3U#3) active at the delivery centre this morning
MSN 233 (CX#28) active at the delivery centre this morning
MSN 247 (CA#6) rolled out of the paint hangar and back to the flightline
MSN 250 (JJ#9) sporting its final reg (PR-XTI) - delivery imminent
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:22 am

MSN 161 (QR#35) RTO - first flight scheduled for Tuesday
MSN 238 (SQ#27) second test flight #AIB02GP
MSN 255 (LH#12) active at the delivery centre
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:02 am

MSN 258 (CX#30) active on the flightine this morning
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:16 am

MSN 55 (3U#3) new CAF #AIB09FI
MSN 161 (QR#35) first flight #AIB01BW
MSN 226 (HU#2) maintenance engine run and taxi test
MSN 233 (CX#289 first CAF #AIB03HF
MSN 247 (CA#6) first test flight post painting #AIB02FW
MSN 255 (LH#12) first CAF #AIB04GA
MSN 263 (SQ#28) RTO - first flight scheduled for Wednesday
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:04 am

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 55 (3U#3) new CAF #AIB09FI
MSN 263 (SQ#28) RTO - first flight scheduled for Wednesday


This should be a "Regional" with 250T MTOW, correct ?
Does anybody knows if there's some progress on selling the prototype frames ?
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:28 am

patschinger wrote:
Does anybody knows if there's some progress on selling the prototype frames ?


There is one A350-900 prototype sold MSN5.

MSN1 and 3 are not expected to be sold. MSN 1 is still doing test flights. MSN3 is judged to expensive to rework.

MSN2 and 4 are either just in storage or being converted to sales configuration.

MSN59 is still doing test flights. MSN65 and 71 are in rework to be sold.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:44 pm

mjoelnir wrote:
patschinger wrote:
Does anybody knows if there's some progress on selling the prototype frames ?


There is one A350-900 prototype sold MSN5.

MSN1 and 3 are not expected to be sold. MSN 1 is still doing test flights. MSN3 is judged to expensive to rework.

MSN2 and 4 are either just in storage or being converted to sales configuration.

MSN59 is still doing test flights. MSN65 and 71 are in rework to be sold.


Thanks for the information. Would be interesting if MSN 2 and 4 willfind a new owner.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:54 pm

MSN 238 (SQ#27 - ULR) out on another test flight #AIB03GP
MSN 245 (HU#4) active at the delivery centre
MSN 256 (HX#6/7/8) sporting its final reg (B-LGH) - delivery imminent
MSN 263 (SQ#28-Regional) first flight #AIB01FV
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:03 am

MSN 216 (SQ#26-ULR) sporting final reg (9V-SGE) - delivery imminent
MSN 287 (LH#13) rolled out of FAL
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:04 am

patschinger wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:
patschinger wrote:
Does anybody knows if there's some progress on selling the prototype frames ?


There is one A350-900 prototype sold MSN5.

MSN1 and 3 are not expected to be sold. MSN 1 is still doing test flights. MSN3 is judged to expensive to rework.

MSN2 and 4 are either just in storage or being converted to sales configuration.

MSN59 is still doing test flights. MSN65 and 71 are in rework to be sold.


Thanks for the information. Would be interesting if MSN 2 and 4 willfind a new owner.



CX always seems to have a track record of picking up test frames. Who knows, perhaps they will want these. I'm sure they have been offered.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:53 am

CX Flyboy wrote:
patschinger wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:

There is one A350-900 prototype sold MSN5.

MSN1 and 3 are not expected to be sold. MSN 1 is still doing test flights. MSN3 is judged to expensive to rework.

MSN2 and 4 are either just in storage or being converted to sales configuration.

MSN59 is still doing test flights. MSN65 and 71 are in rework to be sold.


Thanks for the information. Would be interesting if MSN 2 and 4 willfind a new owner.



CX always seems to have a track record of picking up test frames. Who knows, perhaps they will want these. I'm sure they have been offered.


Likely candidates for the two A350-1000 seem to be Virgin Atlantic and French Bee.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:12 pm

QR's fifth A350-1000 was delivered today. #1 in November...#71 in 2018...#213 total.

Airbus A350-1041 141 A7-ANE Qatar Airways delivery 15 Nov 2018 TLS-DOH, OneWorld cs, ex F-WZNK
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:36 pm

I see that qatar only have 4 900's left on order after they have converted some to 1000's. Jet there have been assigned 7 msn numbers to them labeled as 900’s. Five are already build. See msn 211,214,237,249,257,275,361 How are they going to solve this.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:09 pm

CX Flyboy wrote:
patschinger wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:

There is one A350-900 prototype sold MSN5.

MSN1 and 3 are not expected to be sold. MSN 1 is still doing test flights. MSN3 is judged to expensive to rework.

MSN2 and 4 are either just in storage or being converted to sales configuration.

MSN59 is still doing test flights. MSN65 and 71 are in rework to be sold.


Thanks for the information. Would be interesting if MSN 2 and 4 willfind a new owner.



CX always seems to have a track record of picking up test frames. Who knows, perhaps they will want these. I'm sure they have been offered.


Well... This is true with the A330 and B777, but most probably not the case after the A346! :rotfl:
 
hkcanadaexpat
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:53 pm

MSN 216 (SQ#26-ULR) on its delivery flight as SQ8895. #213. #71 of 2018. #1 in November
MSN 233 (CX#28) out on another CAF #AIB04HF
MSN 245 (HU#4) first CAF #AIB03NX
MSN 264 (AY#12) initial engine run
 
itisi
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:53 pm

VRHNM wrote:
CX Flyboy wrote:
patschinger wrote:

Thanks for the information. Would be interesting if MSN 2 and 4 willfind a new owner.



CX always seems to have a track record of picking up test frames. Who knows, perhaps they will want these. I'm sure they have been offered.


Well... This is true with the A330 and B777, but most probably not the case after the A346! :rotfl:


CX didn’t take any 346 test frames....
737-300/400/500 ... are NOT classics :)
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:54 pm

MSN 141 (QR#34) delivery flight pushing back as QR3350. #214. #72 of 2018. #2 in November
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:18 pm

MSN 264 (AY#12) RTO - first flight scheduled for Monday
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:55 pm

MSN 55 (3U#3) sporting its final reg (B-304V) - delivery flight imminent (contractually delivered in Dec 2016)
MSN 233 (CX#28) sporting its fnal reg (B-LXF) - delivery early next week
MSN 238 (SQ#27-ULR) first CAF #AIB04GP

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