C'est pour montage sur l'A380 d'essai
Un montage sous un A350 de la flotte d'essai aurait aussi été possible ?
A voir sous quelle aile le T7000 sera (prochainement) testé...
Following the recent delivery of the A350-1000’s first forward fuselage (“Section 13/14”) by the
Airbus Group subsidiary Premium Aerotec (in Nordenham, Germany), to Airbus’ Hamburg plant
for systems installation, the section was subsequently delivered to Airbus Saint-Nazaire plant to
be mated with the cockpit fuselage “Section 11/12” panels (from Aerolia). Airbus engineers have
developed various enhancements for this version of the A350 which is 3.81m longer than the
A350-900. For example, the door frames are now made of carbon fibre instead of titanium, while
the underfloor structure has been optimised. In addition, the hydraulic system has been
improved by a simplified connection to the airframe and the electrical cable bundling has been
refined. Meanwhile the first rear fuselage (Section 16/19) is currently in the final stages of
structural assembly in Hamburg and will be delivered to the Toulouse final assembly line in February.
The first Airbus A350-1000, which is now structurally complete in Toulouse, is on course to make its maiden flight by year-end as it moves through the final-assembly process.
Airbus says that while it has not yet set the date for the official roll-out, the first aircraft (MSN059) “is progressing well in the final assembly line” and “first flight is on track to happen by the end of the year”.
Poncho a écrit:Tout ne semble cependant pas fluide chez RR...
Rolls-Royce is preparing to deliver to Airbus the first of two Trent XWB-97 engines that will power the A350-1000 on its maiden flight later this year. Production of the engine, which is a higher-thrust derivative of the XWB-84 now in its second year of service on the smaller A350-900, marks a key step for the turbofan program as well as for Rolls-Royce’s broader strategic ambitions.