Airbus has completed hot weather flight and ground testing on the A350 XWB. Flight test aircraft MSN3, an A350-900, underwent the testing in Al Ain, UAE. Airbus, which plans to make the first delivery of an A350 to Qatar Airways in the 2014 fourth quarter, used the tests to determine how the aircraft’s engines and systems would perform in temperatures above 40°C (104°F). “The aircraft performed several tests in flight as well as on the ground, including heat soak ...

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