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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:54 am

Both MSN 144 OZ #3 and MSN 78 QR performed a RTO yesterday:

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:19 am

MSN 133 SQ #17 first CAF today:

https://fr24.com/AIB08GO/ebe99b5
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:15 am

Asiana livery is disappointing; titles really miss the mark. Need to be larger IMHO. They're lost below the window line.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:54 am

NZ321 wrote:
Asiana livery is disappointing; titles really miss the mark. Need to be larger IMHO. They're lost below the window line.


The OZ livery ain't fantastic nor is it boring and I agree they missed the mark with the titles... They missed the titles big time...

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:05 am

Two first flights today:

- MSN 78 QR: https://fr24.com/AIB01NG/ebec126
- MSN 144 OZ #3: https://fr24.com/AIB01NJ/ebee920
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:38 pm

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Asiana livery is disappointing; titles really miss the mark. Need to be larger IMHO. They're lost below the window line.


Agreed. I thought the same with the A380s.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:56 pm

When is Air Mauritius expected to come out of paint?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:50 pm

Any updates on MSN 149 DL #3? Also, from a pic posted yesterday, it looked like DL #4 and 5 had the tail painted and was fully assembled. Being that 5 DL A350's are expected to be delivered this year, the remaining 3 should be on property relatively soon?
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:14 pm

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Any updates on MSN 149 DL #3? Also, from a pic posted yesterday, it looked like DL #4 and 5 had the tail painted and was fully assembled. Being that 5 DL A350's are expected to be delivered this year, the remaining 3 should be on property relatively soon?


Still about 4 months left in the year if you count September since we are only 4 days in.
 
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:18 pm

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Any updates on MSN 149 DL #3? Also, from a pic posted yesterday, it looked like DL #4 and 5 had the tail painted and was fully assembled. Being that 5 DL A350's are expected to be delivered this year, the remaining 3 should be on property relatively soon?

First read my reply #3427 above concerning DL #3. As you can see from the photo, they both appear to be engineless and still to go into cabin fit! Otherwise they are obviously fully assembled! As I mentioned in my reply #3418 above, three more are being delivered in the last quarter. I'm sure we'll get delivery updates closer to the exact month later.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:28 pm

audidudi wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
Any updates on MSN 149 DL #3? Also, from a pic posted yesterday, it looked like DL #4 and 5 had the tail painted and was fully assembled. Being that 5 DL A350's are expected to be delivered this year, the remaining 3 should be on property relatively soon?

First read my reply #3427 above concerning DL #3. As you can see from the photo, they both appear to be engineless and still to go into cabin fit! Otherwise they are obviously fully assembled! As I mentioned in my reply #3418 above, three more are being delivered in the last quarter. I'm sure we'll get delivery updates closer to the exact month later.


thanks much. Being that DTW-NRT goes daily end of October and DTW-ICN goes daily December 15th I believe, I guess its safe to say at least 4 will be on property by the end of October or thereabouts.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:15 pm

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:08 pm

If Starbuck's list is accurate (which I believe it is…), I see that the amount of rework to be done on new frames seems to have diminished to a trickle… In fact, the only airplanes that are currently in rework are all QR frames…
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:21 pm

And the delay on the QR aircraft seem to have a positive effect on other operators. Deliveries of MSN 145 MK #1, MSN 159 MH #1 and MSN 165 MH #2 have been pushed forward by about 4 weeks each.

Air Mauritius is now getting its first A350 in Oktober instead of November, and Malaysia Airlines is getting its first 2 A350s in November and December instead of December an January previously.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:57 pm

It really is showing up that there is something other than just Airbus quality at fault here. That other frames are churning out and being accepted is telling.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:43 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 148 CX #20 first flight today (unpainted):

https://fr24.com/AIB01GT/ec23107


Final -900 for CX?
 
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:47 pm

Slug71 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 148 CX #20 first flight today (unpainted):

https://fr24.com/AIB01GT/ec23107


Final -900 for CX?


That should be MSN 155 CX #22.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm

MSN 142 TG #7 emerged from paint in XFW.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:37 pm

Geoff1947 wrote:
Slug71 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 148 CX #20 first flight today (unpainted):

https://fr24.com/AIB01GT/ec23107


Final -900 for CX?


That should be MSN 155 CX #22.


Thank you.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:07 pm

I'm not sure if this has been reported yet, so apologies if it has!

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... -to-4.html
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:11 pm

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What about the combustion chamber issue?
Or would this imply it's been certified with the fix?


According to Airbus and RR, there was just "a small issue" with the combustion chamber. It clearly didn't stop EASA from certifying the XWB-97 engine.

MSN 65 performed a RTO today, suggesting the engines got replaced and the aircraft is preparing for route proving flights.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:21 pm

Read somewhere that a small part had to be re sized to fix the issue...
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:49 pm

Much better for issues to be found, solved, tested and proven now than after entry into service.

(Hint I wish P&W had the same!)
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:57 pm

Glad it didn't impact certification in any way.
Looking forward to the route proving flights and hoping it will perform better than expected.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:13 am

MSN 138 (CI #8) moved to the delivery centre yesterday evening.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:38 am

MSN 159 MH #1 is currently parked nearby the A380 hangars, awaiting Station 20 entry.

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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:03 am

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MSN 138 (CI #8) moved to the delivery centre yesterday evening.


And MSN 142 TG #7 has been ferried back to TLS.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:44 pm

MSN 140 SQ #18 first flight today:

https://fr24.com/AIB01ND/ec530ea
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:56 pm

EASA type certificate data sheet now includes the Trent XWB-97 engine.

See https://www.easa.europa.eu/system/files ... 04_1.0.pdf

XWB-97 dry weight is 7550 kg, versus 7277 kg for the XWB-84.

No ETOPS capability yet.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:30 pm

MSN 145 MK #1 has rolled out to the flight line in full livery.
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Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:40 am

MSN 133 (SQ #17) is sporting its final registration this morning. 9V-SMQ
MSN 138 (CI #8) performing its first CAF this morning #AIB06FS
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:33 am

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MSN 145 MK #1 has rolled out to the flight line in full livery.


Is there any picture of MSN 145?
Thanks
 
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Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:49 am

MSN 137 (CX #19) departing on its first flight #AIB01NF
That's a total of 5 first flights over 4 days. Well done Airbus!
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:23 pm

Post summer holiday acceleration. The really slow moving frames are almost entirely QR ones.
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:27 pm

Prashvon wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 145 MK #1 has rolled out to the flight line in full livery.


Is there any picture of MSN 145?
Thanks

The tail can be seen in the following pic but a picture of the entire aircraft has yet to emerge
ImageAIB05FS msn138 caf 8/9/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
 
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KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 145 MK #1 has rolled out to the flight line in full livery.


Is there any picture of MSN 145?
Thanks

The tail can be seen in the following pic but a picture of the entire aircraft has yet to emerge
ImageAIB05FS msn138 caf 8/9/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr


Ok Thank you! :)
 
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Prashvon wrote:

Is there any picture of MSN 145?
Thanks

The tail can be seen in the following pic but a picture of the entire aircraft has yet to emerge
Ok Thank you! :)

You're welcome!

A pic of MSN60 (previously allocated to to Sri Lankan) now fitted with engines and on the move. The fuselage is covered up, hiding a special livery.
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:35 am

Hello!
I've been trying to share a picture from flickr on this forum but im not being able to... :(
Can anyone show me how to proceed?
Thank you! :)
 
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Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:59 am

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Hello!
I've been trying to share a picture from flickr on this forum but im not being able to... :(
Can anyone show me how to proceed?
Thank you! :)

You need to have the URL of the image itself (which you can get by right-clicking on it and selecting "copy image address"). You then put this inside [img] tags:

[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4409/36913783696_7c0418edc9_b.jpg[/img]


This is the result:

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:00 am

Thank you so much! :)

VirginFlyer wrote:
Prashvon wrote:
Hello!
I've been trying to share a picture from flickr on this forum but im not being able to... :(
Can anyone show me how to proceed?
Thank you! :)

You need to have the URL of the image itself (which you can get by right-clicking on it and selecting "copy image address"). You then put this inside [img] tags:

[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4409/36913783696_7c0418edc9_b.jpg[/img]


This is the result:

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:06 am

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MSN 145 Air Mauritius in the background!
Picture by Clément Alloing
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:38 pm

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2nd A350 for Air Mauritius named Pieter Both
MSN 157
3B-NBQ
F-WZFQ
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Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:38 pm

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2nd A350 for Air Mauritius named Pieter Both
MSN 157
3B-NBQ
F-WZFQ
Photo by Jujug Spotting

Interesting that they're missing a quarter of the flag of Mauritius there...

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:34 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
Prashvon wrote:
Image

2nd A350 for Air Mauritius named Pieter Both
MSN 157
3B-NBQ
F-WZFQ
Photo by Jujug Spotting

Interesting that they're missing a quarter of the flag of Mauritius there...

V/F


Yep! :P
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:34 am

Another pic of MSN157. They're missing the green stripe on the flag on this side as well, Maybe Airbus just ran out of Green paint!
ImageMsn157 F-WZFQ 10/9/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
 
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:32 am

A330freak wrote:
Another pic of MSN157. They're missing the green stripe on the flag on this side as well, Maybe Airbus just ran out of Green paint!
ImageMsn157 F-WZFQ 10/9/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

Either that or they've confused Mauritius and Armenia...

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Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:25 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
A330freak wrote:
Another pic of MSN157. They're missing the green stripe on the flag on this side as well, Maybe Airbus just ran out of Green paint!
ImageMsn157 F-WZFQ 10/9/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

Either that or they've confused Mauritius and Armenia...

V/F


Hope this will be rectified soon. :P
 
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:33 pm

MSN 118, Cathay's first A350-1000, is undergoing final assembly at Station 50 and can be seen in the video below:

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https://youtu.be/o3TzOPM98X0
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Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:51 am

MSN 167 CA #1 emerged from final assembly.

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:42 am

MSN 148 CX #20 second flight today:

https://fr24.com/AIB02GT/ed141df

This could be the ferry flight to XFW.
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