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Airbus A350 completes extreme weather trials

The A350 XWB flight test aircraft, MSN2, has completed extreme weather tests at the McKinley Climatic Lab at the Eglin Air Force base in Florida.

Testing was carried out over a two-week period, subjecting the aircraft systems and cabin installations to extreme hot and cold temperatures within a controlled environment. The French airframe manufacturer's fleet of A350 test aircraft have also undergone flight and ground testing in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Canada.

Together, all four test aircraft have completed more than 350 flights. Airbus expects to achieve certification for the A350 by the third quarter of 2014.


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