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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:53 am

Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 144):
MSN25 29th June.
Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 149):
TAC now mid July

That didn't last long. Perhaps 29th June was for another airframe?
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:55 am

Meanwhile MSN 28 seem to be preparing for a third flight.

http://fr24.com/FIN28F3/9f80825
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:01 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 150):
That didn't last long. Perhaps 29th June was for another airframe?

No, it seemed I was reading "old" Information for this aircraft.
 
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Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:03 pm

Would be cool if Airbus could take the MSN40 and fly it to write a "70" in the sky as a tribute to ET's 70th anniversary. That would look nice on FR24; ET would love it, I am sure.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:22 pm

Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 152):
No, it seemed I was reading "old" Information for this aircraft.

If MSN 25 is set for mid-July, what does that mean for MSN 33?

Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 144):
MSN33 30th June.

Did MSN 33 overtook MSN 25, or has it been pushed back to July as well?
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:58 pm

More shots of CI #1 MSN49
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:15 pm

Seems that MSN 49 has been moved from the A380 site to the A330 site. Maybe for cabin fit.


China Airlines A350-941 msn 049 by dn280tls, on Flickr

At the same time MSN 36 has been moved from the flight line to the A380 site, again.


Qatar A350-941 msn 036 by dn280tls, on Flickr

[Edited 2016-06-09 13:20:14]
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:37 pm

Looks like MSN 49 is indeed about to enter S20 for cabin fit:

http://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/741017765797101568

It means another one will have to roll out to the flight line first (MSN 32 or 41 perhaps?).
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:27 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 156):

And MSN 036 is still missing the winglet on the port wing! Perhaps it's finally going to be installed!
 
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:47 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 154):
If MSN 25 is set for mid-July, what does that mean for MSN 33?

Around mid-Augsut now.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 154):
Did MSN 33 overtook MSN 25, or has it been pushed back to July as well?

MSN25 is ahead of MSN33.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 156):
Seems that MSN 49 has been moved from the A380 site to the A330 site. Maybe for cabin fit.

It'll be on the move again in about a week or so...

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 156):
At the same time MSN 36 has been moved from the flight line to the A380 site, again.

It will be on the move again in about a week, then for an engine run around 29th June.

Quoting audidudi (Reply 158):
And MSN 036 is still missing the winglet on the port wing! Perhaps it's finally going to be installed!

This aircraft moved to Station 15 on 17th June so maybe it will happen around this time.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:40 am

MSN 60 has been moved from the flight line to the A380 site.


THIRD A350-900 FOR SRILANKAN AIRLINES F-WZFK MSN060. by Jérémy Le roch, on Flickr
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:02 am

Quoting sutrakhk (Reply 122):
Livery with White, Red and Yellow~?

At least two colors too much  
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:20 am

MSN59 (-1000) has this morning moved from P18 to L33 for a while for some ground testing.
 
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:23 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 161):
At least two colors too much  

Just heard a rumor that a airline with livery of White, Red and Yellow will receive an A350 in 2016 (original in 2017 for its own order), I am guessing whether the plane would be from TG or UL.
 
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:26 am

What airline would that be?
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:42 am

Quoting sutrakhk (Reply 163):
Just heard a rumor that a airline with livery of White, Red and Yellow will receive an A350 in 2016 (original in 2017 for its own order), I am guessing whether the plane would be from TG or UL.
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 164):
What airline would that be?

I presume you are talking about HNA. All i've heard so far is them taking two frames from AerCap via Azul in 2017. They could certainly accelerate that by taking Sri Lankan's which are also coming from Aercap as part of the renegotiation with Aercap. The Thai frames are going to Thai. No chance there.
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:44 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 164):
What airline would that be?

IB would fit to that description (meaning IAG) but I am not so familiar with the order book, so maybe I am completely wrong.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:57 am

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 165):
I presume you are talking about HNA. All i've heard so far is them taking two frames from AerCap via Azul in 2017. They could certainly accelerate that by taking Sri Lankan's which are also coming from Aercap as part of the renegotiation with Aercap.
Quoting N14AZ (Reply 166):
IB would fit to that description (meaning IAG)

What about the cabin? The lead time on some cabin items can be as long as 12 months, not to mention the giant backlog of the suppliers. There's just no way one can get a new cabin on such short notice, and I doubt HNA or IB would take the SriLankan cabin.
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:26 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 167):
I doubt HNA or IB would take the SriLankan cabin.

IAG have been quite vocal about cabin commonality for their A350 fleet, so doubt it could be IB...?
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:55 pm

Next flight for MSN 28:

http://fr24.com/AIB03FW/9fb2b76
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:09 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 167):
What about the cabin? The lead time on some cabin items can be as long as 12 months, not to mention the giant backlog of the suppliers. There's just no way one can get a new cabin on such short notice, and I doubt HNA or IB would take the SriLankan cabin.

Yes, I am talking about Hong Kong Airlines (one of the subsidiaries of HNA Group).

HX is keen to get the aircraft as soon as possible for expansion, so I believe they will take A350 will UL interior, just like they lease 2 ex-SQ A333 (with SQ layout) recently for their expansion to Tokyo and Osaka.

A350 could help them to operate some routes more economically, such as HKG-OOL route and HKG-Auckland (will start in Nov.), and even start the new route to America and Europe. Hope the rumour comes true as soon as possible.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:33 pm

MSN 59 in L33 hangar:


Msn59 10/6/2016 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:03 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 171):
MSN 59 in L33 hangar:

Is the longer body that obvious?

  
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:47 am

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 172):

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 171):
MSN 59 in L33 hangar:

Is the longer body that obvious?

I used to fit in these pants (hangar)  
 
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:07 am

It's an A380 hangar so it should fit inside.
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:27 pm

Quoting mat66 (Reply 173):
Quoting Aircellist (Reply 172):

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 171):
MSN 59 in L33 hangar:

Is the longer body that obvious?

I used to fit in these pants (hangar)

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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:42 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 156):
At the same time MSN 36 has been moved from the flight line to the A380 site, again.



Is that QR plane missing a winglet?
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:34 am

Quoting Qatara340 (Reply 176):
Is that QR plane missing a winglet?

Indeed. The missing winglet will be installed later this month.
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:49 am

Quoting kaichinshih (Reply 32):
ner!!!!
BTW sources from China Airlines are saying that first 4 CI A350 delivery may be delayed till September. First commercial service will be October the earliest.
Not sure if this is yet another Zodiac problem. CI PY seats are made by Zodiac. The Y seats and lavatories may also be manufactured by Zodiac (not sure).

I emailed China airlines yesterday and they said the first A350 is still showing ok for 11th august
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:16 am

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The delay has been made official by CI though. The airline issued a newsletter to all media partners titled "Airbus Delays Delivery of China Airlines A350". In the first paragraph: "First aircraft due to arrive in Taipei at the end of September".

Guess the updating of schedules has yet to happen.
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:14 pm

Quoting kaichinshih (Reply 179):
The delay has been made official by CI though. The airline issued a newsletter to all media partners titled "Airbus Delays Delivery of China Airlines A350". In the first paragraph: "First aircraft due to arrive in Taipei at the end of September".

Guess the updating of schedules has yet to happen.

2 weeks ago they emailed to say the 1st august was delayed so they changed my flights to the 11th so i hope it's the only delay.
 
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RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:42 pm

Looks like Sept for CI
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-b...16/06/12/469075/China-Airlines.htm

edit
ch-aviation reporting same, Airbus says all 4 due for delivery 2016 will still be delivered this year.
http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...a-airlines-delays-a350-debut-to-4q

[Edited 2016-06-13 10:10:54]
 
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:46 pm

We haven't seen the interiors of the ET 350 yet. Anyone has access to that.
 
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Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-941 cn 040 F-WZGM // ET-ATQ did it 2nd test flight today.
 
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Any word on when the next CX plane will be delivered?
 
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Any word on when the next CX plane will be delivered?
Second
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MSN 40 second flight yesterday.

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Winglet for unknown A350 arrived in TLS yesterday.

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KarelXWB wrote:
Winglet for unknown A350 arrived in TLS yesterday.

ImageA359 winglet by dn280tls, on Flickr


LATAM winglets are red on inside (and purple on outside)
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Maybe for MSN64? Or 79 already?
 
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KarelXWB wrote:
Winglet for unknown A350 arrived in TLS yesterday.


Qatars MSN36 is looking for one, but AAB will never accept this color! :D
 
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G'day

[quote="KarelXWB"]Winglet for unknown A350 arrived in TLS yesterday.

Sri Lankan MSN 55 is/was missing its winglets

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/27112942956/

just a guess :mrgreen:


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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:28 pm

As hinted earlier, MSN 52 has been painted fully white.

https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/statu ... 2148816896

The SriLankan deal is off.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:40 pm

Meanwhile things are moving at Zodiac.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... gjam-eases

Zodiac Aerospace shares rose as much as 13 percent Wednesday after the biggest supplier of seats to Airbus Group SE said a logjam in the production of premium berths for the manufacturer’s latest A350 model is beginning to ease.

Zodiac, which has struggled to meet Airbus and Boeing Co. delivery schedules for two years after taking on too much work, has achieved certification of a new business-class seat being built for the wide-body jet, allowing it to restart shipments, it said in an earnings release after markets closed Tuesday.

At the same time, the Plaisir, France-based company has made progress in the redesign and production of seat shells at its plant in Santa Maria, California, and selected three new suppliers to help smooth future operations. Zodiac also stuck to its guidance for operating profit, following a string of eight earnings revisions in the current the fiscal year, which ends in August.
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KarelXWB wrote:
Meanwhile things are moving at Zodiac.


That may well be the first good news since the rollout of the new version of the site…
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:32 pm

More info on the Zodiac ramp-up.

The operational performance of the branch continues to be affected by A350XWB lavatory program.However, the branch has increased its A350XWB lavatories deliveries, with shipset MSN (Manufacturer’s Serial Number) 49 delivered and accepted and delivery of MSN50 in progress.

The branch still has several issues to address: quality issues in our California site are hampering A350XWB lavatories ramp up and as the second line in Montreal is ramping up, although more slowly than expected, due to supply chain past due deliveries. Overall, the ramp up must further increase to reach temporarily a rate of 10 shipsets per month in order to catch up with Airbus FY 2016 objective.


Image

See http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/en/finan ... nformation

Things will have to go faster if they want to deliver up to MSN ~ 80 this year.
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:58 pm

Airbus responds to customer needs with evolved A350 XWB documentation

The A350 XWB ushered in a new era of medium- and long-haul flight operations with its 2014 service entry. In addition to raising
the bar for aircraft efficiency and meeting the rising expectations of passengers worldwide, Airbus’ game-changing twin-aisle jetliner
also brought about enhanced guidelines for managing in-service damage – directly responding to customers’ needs.


http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-e ... mentation/
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:52 am

Airbus are building more pavilions at the A380 parking space. The picture below shows MSN 56 with in the background construction of a 5th pavilion in progress.

ImageMsn56 15/6/2016 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:09 am

More tents. I am sure that Airbus wanted to be removing these by now.....
 
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:11 am

The outstanding work has stacked up, the supply chain is finally catching up so suddenly Airbus has to complete all A350s under construction at the same time.
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:56 pm

MSN 37 airborne on its second flight:

https://fr24.com/AIB02GF/a0a85bc
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