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NVvL lunchlezing op 29 mei 2018 'Flight testing the Airbus A350'

(01-mei-2018)

Captain Hugues van der Stichel, Airbus Experimental Test Pilot, will speak on 29 May 2018 at the Delft University of Technology (faculty of Aerospace Engineering, lecture hall A, 12.45 – 13.30 hour, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft) on the A350 flight test campaign and what it takes to test and certify Airbus' latest model.

For approximately 18 months, test pilots and engineers tested both versions of the aircraft (900 and 1000) on the ground and in-flight. Several thousand flying hours were conducted, extreme climatic zones were visited and every day operation with airlines was simulated.

Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB family is shaping the future of medium, long and ultra-long haul travel. The jetliner’s fuselage is built with carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), it has a typical seating capacity of more than 300 passengers and a range of 15000 km. The jetliner’s wings also are efficient and quiet due to their advanced design. The prototype A350 first flew in June 2013 from Toulouse, France. Type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA was received in September 2014.

Please register for the lecture here.

Picture Courtesy Airbus

 

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