First A350 With Wings Ready For Testing

Airbus’ first A350 with completed wings has moved onto the next phase of ground testing from the Roger Béteille A350 XWB FAL ‘Station 30’ to the Clément Ader area ‘Station 18’ in Toulouse. The aircraft, which is structurally complete, has recently completed a series of indoor ground tests as well as stability tests on movable elements such as rudder, elevators, ailerons, wing spoilers, and landing gears extraction/retraction. Three planned sets of tests will be conducted during the outdoor phase at the Station 18 ground test station: fuel tanks testing, including levels, flows, sealing and internal fuel transfer functions; pressure testing of the fuselage; and radio equipment testing.

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