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Old April 30th, 2005, 06:44 AM   #1
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Airbus A350

Hello all! Time to create an A350 thread, I'm one of the more interested in this up-and-coming aircraft so I'll post articles here as I find them. Enjoy!
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Old April 30th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #2
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Chinese Engineers To Help Design A350

Enter the dragon to help make new plane
Apr 27 2005


By David Jones, Daily Post



CHINESE engineers are to carry out design work for Airbus' A350 programme - the European aircraft maker's next generation jet.

The company and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) are setting up a joint venture engineering centre in Beijing.

Two hundred engineers will be recruited by 2008 and staff from Airbus' Broughton wing-making plants are also expected to play a key role.

Airbus executive vice president Philippe Delmas said: "We believe the Chinese engineers, together with their colleagues in other Airbus engineering centres, will be able to make significant contributions to the design of Airbus aircraft in the future."

AVIC's vice president Xu Zhanbin said: "In recent years Airbus has constantly increased procurement in China.

"This engineering centre signals Airbus is committed to strengthening industrial cooperation with China."

Airbus said the new centre will be another step on the road to China becoming a full risk-sharing partner in the development of new jets, taking responsibility for a part of a programme, from design to manufacturing, including investment and profit sharing.

Last October Airbus outlined plans to increase its Chinese procurement to about £60m a year by 2010. Wing technologies for the A320 family of Airbus jets are already being produced in China.

The transfer of manufacturing technologies and assembly of wing components has gone hand-in-hand with a drive by Airbus to boost sales in the rapidly growing Chinese market.

Last week it signed a deal to sell 30 jets to China, but it has its work cut out to keep ahead of American rival Boeing whose new long-range 787 - the A350's competitor - has already chalked up 217 orders and commitments from airlines around the world.

A world-class training and support centre in which Airbus has invested more than £40m is fully operational in the Chinese capital.

Airbus' new A380 super-jumbo is due to make its maiden flight at Toulouse, France, today.

Engineering giant BAE Systems, which has a 20% stake in Airbus, is to open a recruitment office in Birmingham in a drive to hire some of the 6,000 workers losing their jobs following the collapse of MG Rover.

* Kingfisher Airlines, based in Mumbai, India, has become a new Airbus operator after taking delivery of its first A320. The jet is the first of four A320s the airline is leasing. It has also placed firm orders for another 10 of the 174-seat A320s, together with 20 options, and for three 144-seat A319s.
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Airbus Gears New A350 For The Future

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April 15, 2005


EUROPEAN manufacturer Airbus will "future proof" its new A350 aircraft with landing gear that can handle heavier designs that may be demanded by airlines after its introduction in 2010.

Following the maxim that airlines always want more later, the gear will be designed to allow the plane maker to increase the weight of the aircraft without running into problems with runway loading.

"This is clearly designed as a platform for growth - either capacity, range or eventually both," Airbus A330-A340 product marketing manager Alan Pardoe said in Sydney yesterday.

The gear decision is one of several recent innovations Airbus has added to its A350 design as it continues to firm up the plane's design with airlines. Another is a decision to locate the flight crew rest area below the cockpit and behind the security door.

Airbus is aiming its long-range derivative of the successful A330 family squarely at Boeing's attempts to dominate the 250-to-300-seat market with its 787 "Dreamliner".

And while the Europeans may have launched their aircraft later than the US plane, they believe this will ultimately give them the upper hand.

"We do have ... the benefit of seeing what the other guy has been up to because they were out of the traps ahead of us," Mr Pardoe said. "So we have a very clear target, as always, of doing better."

Airbus believes its A350-800 version will have about 10 per cent more seat capacity than the equivalent 787 and about 600 nautical miles more range.

It has also been working hard to demonstrate lower fuel burn per seat, lower maintenance costs per seat and, ultimately, lower cash costs per seat.

"Equally we've been working hard to develop a cabin that will certainly be as attractive and, we would like to believe, more attractive than our competitor's offering," Mr Pardoe said.

Other innovations include a re-engineered aft fuselage which means the rear pressure bulkhead has been pushed back several hundred millimetres to relocate the entry to the cabin crew rest area and add galley volume.

"The snowball effect of all of that on a 350-800 is about 12 more seats compared to an equivalent 330-200," Mr Pardoe said.

The flight deck will be a common type rating with the A330 but will see the end of cathode ray tubes and will include innovations such as dual Integrated Shipboard Information System displays and a vertical component to the navigation display.

Airbus believes new 72,000lb thrust General Electric GEnx engines will be 15 per cent more efficient than the company's current engines.

New pylons and nacelles have been designed to accept other engine types should manufacturers decide to produce them.

Improved low-speed aerodynamics using the A380's distinctive "droop nosed slat" are expected to deliver an improved take-off weight for essentially the same wing area.

Airframe maintenance costs are expected to be at least 15 per cent lower and the company is trying to improve on that figure. About half of that improvement will come from greater maintenance intervals and the rest from systems and reliability improvements.

Like the heavily composite 787, advanced materials will play a big role. The A350 will feature carbon-fibre wing and keel beams with extensive use of lightweight aluminium-lithium in the fuselage shell and cross beams.

The skin will use larger panels joined by laser welding in the lower fuselage to radically reduce the number of joints, making it more durable and eliminating areas susceptible to corrosion.

But Airbus engineers have decided against extending the use of composites, which will make up about 37 per cent of the plane, into the fuselage shell.

"We cannot see how a composite fuselage delivers you the kind of durability that the airlines need," Mr Pardoe said, adding that the metallic skin allowed quicker, simpler repairs.
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Airbus Sees More A380/A350 Orders By End 2005

Wed April 27, 2005 11:44 AM GMT+02:00

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Airbus expects more orders for the world's biggest airliner, its double-decker A380, by the end of 2005, while orders for its smaller A350 planes should total 100 by year end, its chief executive said.

"No orders arrived on the occasion of the first flight but more A380 orders are expected by the end of the year," Airbus chief executive Noel Forgeard told a news conference called to mark the maiden voyage of the jumbo aircraft on Wednesday.

As for the A350, he said: "I expect 50 orders by (airshow) Le Bourget and at least 100 by the end of the year." France's Le Bourget airshow takes place close to Paris in June.

Asked about who would succeed him as head of Airbus, he said: "This decision will come in due course."
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Airbus Sees 50 A350 Orders In Next Two Months

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Last Update: 5:23 PM ET April 28, 2005


PHOENIX (MarketWatch) -- Airbus (ABI.YY) is close to signing a deal for 50 A350 aircraft, said Henri Courpron, president of Airbus North America.

Courpron said at the International Aviation Symposium on Thursday that he expects to log the orders within two months for the new jets, designed to compete against Boeing Co.'s (BA) new 787 airplane.
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Old May 1st, 2005, 06:21 AM   #6
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This thread needs some pictures





And finally, a very humourous fictional rendering of the A350:
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Um...yea...You shouldn't have mentioned your dislike of that photo. When I read that, I knew what I had to do.

P.S. You really over-do-it with the smilies.
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This post already served its purpose.

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Umm, the smart thing to do would be to do that in one of MY threads.

All you've done is ruin one of YOUR threads. Great job cheesehead
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is so funny, with your stupid a350 post
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this is so funny, with your stupid a350 post
Ok this page has been defaced... moving to next one...
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............... A note to people reading this thread: Please feel free NOT to post if you do not like this plane. STR has shown frequent Boeing-biases and has attempted to deface this thread out of spite. As childish as this is, I've come to expect this kind of behavior from a lot of SSC forumers. STR, you are now on my ignore list, any attempt to reply will be futile. If you don't like Airbus, that's your problem. Keep it to yourself.
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