Airbus A350-900 XWB On Extreme Weather Certification

Airbus A350-900 prototype now has gone into another testing phase. The Extra Wide Body aircraft now is on extreme weather test in a couple weeks.

The hot and cold test hosted by Airbus laboratory in Florida. This extreme testing is a part of certification requirements, extreme weather test must be done over two and half weeks.

 Airbus A350-900 XWB During Hot and Cold Test

Airbus A350-900 XWB During Hot and Cold Test

The purpose of the testing are to observe aircraft behavior in various temperature and on operational condition. Aircraft systems and life support environment in cabin interior should work properly even in extreme temperature.

Airbus A350-900 XWB at Climatic Chamber

Airbus A350-900 XWB at Climatic Chamber Laboratory

The prototype of Airbus A350-900 XWB code MSN2 is subject to high temperature at 45 deg celcius and up to minus 40 deg celcius low. During the extreme temperature test, A350-900's engines were running, life support systems including aircraft's galley, waste and water systems are being tested as well.

Airbus has completed extreme hot and cold weather tests located in Florida at McKinley Climatic Lab, in northwest Florida.
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