Tag Archives: A350 XWB

China Southern orders 20 A350s

China Southern Airlines has signed a firm order for 20 Airbus A350-900s. Airbus will deliver the aircraft to the airline in the years 2019-2022. China Southern currently operates one of the largest Airbus fleets in the world with more than 300 European jetliners in service, comprising the A320, the A330 Family and five A380s. With […]

Asiana receives Airbus A350

Asiana Airlines (South Korea) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the twelfth airline to operate the newest Airbus type. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three-class layout with 311 seats: 28 in business class, 36 in ‘Economy Smartium’ and 247 in the main cabin. The airline has ordered 30 A350s and will […]

Air Caraïbes receives A350

French Caribbean airline Air Caraïbes has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900. The aircraft is leased from AerCap. The new jetliner will begin commercial services on 2 March flying from Paris Orly to Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France on 2 March. This A350-900 can accommodate 389 passengers in a three-class configuration, (18 business, 45 Premium Economy […]

Thai receives first Airbus A350

Thai Airways International has received its first Airbus A350-900 XWB today, 30th August 2016. Thai is the eighth operator of the new Airbus widebody. The aircraft is the first of twelve the airline intends to operate. It is leased from US-based aircraft lessor CIT. Four aircraft will be purchased directly from Airbus, the other eight […]

A350-1000 nears completion

Airbus is towing around the first A350-1000 XWB between its production facilities in Toulouse, France. The A350-1000 is a stretched version of the latest Airbus widebody. It measures nearly 74 metres from nose to tail. In a typical three-class configuration, the A350-1000 seats 366 passengers, but it can also be configured in a high-density version […]

Cathay’s first A350 XWB flies

Cathay Pacific’s first Airbus A350 XWB has performed its maiden flight on 25 March 2016. The aircraft, an A350-900, will now enter the final phase of production including cabin completion, further ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery in the second quarter of the year. Cathay Pacific has ordered 48 A350 XWBs: […]

SIA receives first A350 XWB

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB and will become the fifth operator of the new widebody airliner. Singapore Airlines’ aircraft is configured in a premium three class layout with 253 seats, comprising 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy and 187 Economy. After an initial period flying on regional services to […]

First Airbus A350-1000 is now under final construction

Airbus has started final assembly of the first A350-1000 at the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is currently in ‘Station 50’ for fuselage join-up and nose landing gear installation. At the next station, ‘Station 40’, the wing, main landing gear, pylons and tail planes will be installed. To save […]