February 2015 – Sir Arthur Marshall Lecture

The Airbus A350 Flight Test Programme

Thursday 5th February 2015

Lecture Starts at 6.00 pm
Post-Lecture Reception at 7.30 pm

Speaker: Peter Chandler, Airbus – Chief Test Pilot A350.

Location: Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS.
NOTE: Parking is available all along Churchill Road and in the main car park at the end of that road.

Lecture Synopsis
The Airbus A350 Flight Test Programme. Peter Chandler has been deeply involved in all aspects of the cockpit development and flight testing of the Airbus A350. In this presentation he will explain some of the new features of the A350 cockpit and the validation and preparation work that was done before the first flight. However, the main theme will be a review of the highlights of the flight test campaign, from the first flight in June 2013 through to certification 15 months later and finally the delivery of the first production aircraft to Qatar Airways. This will include descriptions and video of tests such as flutter, minimum unstick, water ingestion, and crosswind, as well as a general overview of the test campaign which involved five test aircraft and over 2,500 hours of flying.

Visitors Welcome, No Booking Required.