06 October 2014

A350 first aircraft for Qatar Airways roll-out and 2 months for Entry Into Service.

The first A350 XWB for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end, probably on the first days of December. The exact delivery date will be determined jointly with the carrier in the coming weeks. 

Source: Airbus.

The aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines rolled out of the Airbus factory in Toulouse fully painted, prominently bearing Qatar Airways’ livery.
Source: flickr

Following the recent EASA Type Certification, the Qatar Airways A350-900 is now entering into its final stage of production during which Airbus and the airline teams are actively working together in order to ensure a seamless hand-over process. The remaining steps up to delivery comprise notably the cabin completion as well as ground and flight tests.
Source: Airbus.

The MSN006 is now “ready to be transferred to the flight-test team,” Evrard said. Airbus is working on familiarizing Qatar Airways with the aircraft. Evard said that will require “a number of flights,” but it is difficult to predict just how many flights or hours. But he said, “If I were a golf player, I would say we are on the green.” 

Based on the article "The Way Forward" published in Aviation Week.

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