At Rovaniemi Airport, Airbus is validating how the A350 XWB’s Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) works on a runway contaminated with natural ice. It is an industry first and brings the latest version of the A350’s ROPS system a step further for certification later this year.
Rovaniemi Airport is an excellent location for testing the modern wide-body aircraft, and there will be several take-offs and landings during the test day.
Lapland is well-known test location also for new car models and winter tyres.
The aircraft model A350 has visited the Rovaniemi Airport many times before: Finnair started operating A350 XWB's last year.
Finavia’s Helsinki Airport was the first European home airport of Airbus A350 wide-body aircraft.