28 March 2013

A350 XWB will not be in Le Bourget´s static display next 17/June

The Airbus A350 XWB , as well as the Bombardier CSeries, is unlikely to make an appearance at the Paris air show in June.
Gilles Fournier, the managing director of the air show, says the A350 XWB "could not be ready" for Paris. "They will probably go to Farnborough [in 2014] or Berlin," he said.
Le Bourget- Paris air show will be held from 17 to 21 June.
The A350 XWB is due to make its maiden flight “this summer”, although internally Airbus maintains the pressure to get it flying in June.

MSN001, the first flight-aircraft in the FAL this week 

Meanwhile, the Boeing 787 could make an appearance if the type is cleared to fly to the show by the certification authorities (FAA, EASA and NTSB). Two 787s are planned to be featured in the show's static display - an aircraft from Boeing and Qatar Airways' 787, which also flew at the Farnborough air show in 2012. Fournier says, however, that the 787's presence at the show is contingent on whether FAA regulators clear the aircraft to fly to Paris. "If it's ready, it will fly," he adds.
British Aerospace is considering to display the A380 at the air show.

Based on the article “A350 and CSeries unlikely to feature at Paris air show” published in Flightglobal  

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