Airbus A350 Completes Water Ingestion Tests

Airbus’ A350 XWB demonstrated its ability to operate on wet runways during successful water ingestion tests conducted May 2014 at Istres, France.

This testing validates how the aircraft would behave on a very rain-soaked runway, and verifies that neither the water under the aircraft nor the spray generated by the nose landing gear will enter the engines or APU.