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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:45 pm

MSN 262 (CX#31) RTO - first flight scheduled for Tuesday
MSN 277 (DL#13) RTO - first flight scheduled for Tuesday (unpainted)
MSN 280 (PR#5) first flight #AIB01NA (unpainted)
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:31 pm

pugman211 wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Breathe wrote:
Quite a number of airlines will be receiving their first A350's this year:

British Airways
Air France
Japan Airlines
China Southern
SAS
Virgin Atlantic
evelop!
Turkish Airlines (?)
Aeroflot (?)
Eithad (?)


EK's first (a 35K by the way) is being built right now as far as I know, so I assume they'll take theirs in 2019. Definitely will be an interesting year for the A350!



EK????

What a plot twist that would be! It would be right up there with the final scene of the 6th Sense. :rotfl:
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:12 pm

Confirmation of DL #13's first flight:

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/277

First pic of PR #5's first flight:

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/280
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:09 pm

MSN 211 (QR#36) out on another test flight #AIB03NM
MSN 277 (DL#13) first flight #AIB01NN
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:28 am

MSN 267 (DL#12) departing on another test flight this morning #AIB02GE
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:13 pm

Does anyone knows why MSN0002 is back in TLS ?
https://aibfamily.flights/A350/002
 
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:27 pm

MSN 246 (HX#7) maintenance engine run & taxi test
MSN 260 (HX#9) maintenance engine run & taxi test
MSN 262 (CX#31) first flight #AIB01FB
MSN 276 (SQ#31) RTO - first flight scheduled for Thursday
MSN 278 (SQ#32) rolled out of paint hangar

Separately, as per Airbus December O&D:
> 2018 Deliveries came in @ 93. MSN 246/251/260 all for Hong Kong Airlines were "contractually" delivered on 12/31. They remain in TLS as of this date as do MSN 226/245 for Hainan Airlines.
> LATAM restructured its order book (again): -4x A35J, +2x A359, +2x A359 transferred to lessor BOC Aviation
> (3) new undisclosed A359s + (1) new undisclosed A35J added to the order book
 
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:23 pm

MSN 271 (IB#3) out on a second test flight #AIB02ND
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:16 am

Singapore Airlines A359 9V-SHD MSN 278 now fully painted

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https://aibfamily.flights/A350/278
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:49 am

SQ's A359ULRs and A359 regionals all have the new sharklets, will any of their 'regular' A359s get them for future deliveries?
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:19 am

I suspect they go with the new wing twist as a pair so all new deliveries have them.
 
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:29 pm

MSN 229 (QR) rolled out of paint hangar
MSN 269 (MU#3) out on a second flight #AIB02NS
MSN 276 (SQ#31) first flight #AIB01GV
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:06 pm

When does the first KU 359 enter the FAL? Supposedly they’re entering service in 2019.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:53 pm

rufusmi wrote:
When does the first KU 359 enter the FAL? Supposedly they’re entering service in 2019.

Presumably they are taking one of the unassigned MSNs. There are several unassigned in the 288-368 range...anything outside that would probably not get delivered this year.
 
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:54 am

Sichuan Airlines A359 MSN281, spotted with engines, yet to be painted

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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:01 am

Qatar Airways A350-1000 A7-ANH MSN 229 now painted still with no engines

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https://aibfamily.flights/A350/229
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:39 am

qf789 wrote:
Qatar Airways A350-1000 A7-ANH MSN 229 now painted still with no engines

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https://aibfamily.flights/A350/229

Presumably RR production of this engine variant is still building, so probably no Airbus 'mules' available for QR air frame testing. One QR test cycle, then sold on with another customer delivery.
 
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:35 am

Plan was to add engine after painting. Seems that paint shops are a bottleneck hence some flown to Hamburg for painting.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:39 pm

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Qatar Airways A350-1000 A7-ANH MSN 229 now painted still with no engines



That is the standard production way for the A350, if everything goes as it should. Outfitting, painting and than engine fitting, test flying and delivery.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:36 pm

Parts seen in Finkenwerder on 12 January:

msn 312 Primer fuselage section (for Iberia)
msn 313 Primer fuselage section (for LATAM Brasil)
msn 317 Primer fuselage section (for Lufthansa)
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:04 pm

MSN 273 (AY#13) active on the flightline
MSN 301 (OZ#9) rolled out of FAL
 
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:28 pm

No pictures as of yet but

Vietnam Airlines A359 VN-A899 MSN 297, spotted in primer

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/297

Qatar Airways A359 MSN257, spotted in primer

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/257
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:48 pm

Pictures of both 257 and 297 on Flickr. Seems I can't post those here.
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:48 pm

MSN 269 (MU#3) out on another test flight #AIB03NS
MSN 271 (IB#3) new engine run - possible engine change
MSN 273 (AY#13) initial engine run
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:35 pm

Finnair A359 MSN 273 taxiing to perform a RTO

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Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:37 pm

Cathay Pacific A350-1000 MSN 262, second test flight

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Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:51 pm

MSN 262 (CX#31) out on another test flight #AIB02FB
MSN 268 (CA#7) active at the delivery centre
MSN 273 (AY#13) RTO - first flight scheduled for Thursday
MSN 277 (DL#13) flew to XFW for painting #AIB02NN
MSN 279 (VN#13) active on the flightline
MSN 284 (CA#8) returned from XFW following painting #AIB03FQ
 
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:07 pm

MSN 211 (QR#36) active at the delivery centre
MSN 226 (HU#2) has returned to the delivery centre (contractually delivered on 9/28/18)
MSN 251 (HX#8) maintenance engine run and taxi test
MSN 273 (AY#13) first flight #AIB01NE
MSN 276 (SQ#31) out on another test flight #AIB02GV
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:16 am

MSN 215 (QR#37) active on the flightline this morning
MSN 267 (DL#12) active at the delivery centre this morning
MSN 271 (IB#3) departing on its first CAF #AIB03ND
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:41 pm

First part for first A350 for Japan Airlines, MSN 321

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Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:57 pm

MSN 211 (QR#36) first CAF #AIB04NM
MSN 245 (HU#4) has returned to the delivery centre (contractually delivered on 11/21/18)
MSN 268 (CA#7) first CAF #AIB03FS
MSN 300 (AY#14) rolled out of FAL
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:21 pm

Take it with a grain of salt but it looks like MSN 290 (EY#1) is second in line for roll out from FAL. Next one to roll out should be MSN 302 (IB#4) and then Etihad.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:17 am

qf789 wrote:
First part for first A350 for Japan Airlines, MSN 321

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https://twitter.com/Tobias_Gudat/status ... 2128708609


Is this confirmed, not 333 as the first for JL?
737-300/400/500 ... are NOT classics :)
 
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:47 am

itisi wrote:
Is this confirmed, not 333 as the first for JL?

JAL Firing order as it stands (all for delivery in 2019):
321 - JA01XJ
333 - JA02XJ
343 - JA03XJ
352 - JA04XJ
370 - JA05XJ

I believe 321 is #3 to enter FAL right now behind 319 & 312. Perhaps 313 also will go before it but unclear at this stage.
 
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:37 am

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 211 (QR#36) first CAF #AIB04NM
MSN 245 (HU#4) has returned to the delivery centre (contractually delivered on 11/21/18)
MSN 268 (CA#7) first CAF #AIB03FS
MSN 300 (AY#14) rolled out of FAL


First picture of MSN 300

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https://aibfamily.flights/A350/300
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Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:09 pm

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
itisi wrote:
Is this confirmed, not 333 as the first for JL?

JAL Firing order as it stands (all for delivery in 2019):
321 - JA01XJ
333 - JA02XJ
343 - JA03XJ
352 - JA04XJ
370 - JA05XJ

I believe 321 is #3 to enter FAL right now behind 319 & 312. Perhaps 313 also will go before it but unclear at this stage.


Thank you
737-300/400/500 ... are NOT classics :)

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