The latest model of the European manufacturer received the certifications in less than a year of tests.
Airbus has informed today that its new model, the A350-1000, received the Type Certification of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
One of the A350-1000’s greatest achievements is having obtained these certifications in less than a year of tests, which include different types of flights that test the fuselage and systems beyond their design limits, which guarantees compliance of the airworthiness criteria.
Obtaining the Type certification is a fundamental requirement for an aircraft to enter the commercial air service. To carry out the tests, Airbus used three aircraft that accumulated more than 1,600 flight hours, of which 150 were completed with the same plane in an airline as an operating environment in order to demonstrate their ability to enter service.
The Airbus A350-1000 is the latest wide-body model of the European manufacturer, similar to the A350-900, but with 40 additional seats and a longer fuselage. The aircraft has a configuration in three classes, Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines, a modified rear wing and new six-wheel main landing gear.
Airbus expects to deliver the first plane to Qatar Airways before the end of the year.