A “Car­bon Copy:” The No. 2 A350-1000 Rolls Out Sport­ing the A350 XWB Fam­ily’s Sig­na­ture Com­pos­ites Liv­ery

India Strategic - - IN­DUS­TRY -

AIR­BUS’ SEC­OND A3501000 flight test air­craft has emerged from the paint shop in Toulouse, France with a dis­tinc­tive car­bon fi­bre-themed liv­ery that is in­spired by the ad­vanced com­pos­ites tech­nol­ogy in­cor­po­rated on the world’s most- modern wide­body air­craft prod­uct line.

The A350-1000 is the longest­fuse­lage mem­ber of the all­new, highly ef­fi­cient A350 XWB Fam­ily, which fea­tures the most com­fort­able and qui­etest twin-aisle cabin in the world. Evok­ing the com­pos­ite ma­te­ri­als that make up more than 50 per­cent of the A350 XWB air­frame, the recog­nis­able car­bon paint scheme is har­monised on two air­craft in the A350 XWB test fleet: the no. 2 A350-1000, des­ig­nated MSN065 in Air­bus’ num­ber­ing sys­tem; and its “sis­ter” MSN002, an A350-900 ver­sion.

MSN065 will take part in the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion cam­paign as the only A350-1000 flight test air­craft to be equipped with a full pas­sen­ger cabin. It will per­form cabin and air sys­tems tests, along with un­der­tak­ing the early long flights and route prov­ing in 2017.

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