Tag Archives: XWB

Lufthansa Airbus A350 flies

The first Airbus A350 XWB destined for Lufthansa has completed its maiden flight. The Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 took off on its first flight from Toulouse. An international Airbus crew tested the on-board systems and the behavior of the aircraft during all flight stages. The A350 will be delivered to Lufthansa within three weeks, on 19 […]

Airbus A350-1000 has taken off

The Airbus A350-1000 XWB has taken off for its maiden flight from Toulouse Blagnac Airport, France, around 10.50 a.m. local time, today, 24 November 2016. The new A350-version measures almost 74 metres from nose to tail (73.78 m to be exactly, 242.1 ft). That is 7,00 metres longer than the standard A350-900. In a typical […]

First Airbus A350 delivery to Lufthansa on 19 December

Lufthansa will receive its first Airbus A350-900 on 19 December 2016. After the official delivery, the aircraft will be flown to Munich during the week leading up to Christmas. Lufthansa Technik in Munich will then install the cabin interior, including a new premium economy class, as well as other features. The aircraft will be ready […]

Lufthansa shows A350 D-AIXA

D-AIXA is the first Airbus A350 XWB in the colour scheme of Lufthansa. The aircraft is nearing completion at the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France. It has been painted in Lufthansa livery, but is not yet fitted with engines. Lufthansa will station its first ten A350-900 aircraft in Munich, beginning next winter. The first destinations […]

China Airlines A350 flies

The first Airbus A350 XWB for China Airlines (CAL) has completed its maiden flight from Toulouse on 15 September 2016. The aircraft is not completely finished yet, but will now enter the final phase of production and undergo further ground and flight tests. Delivery to the airline is scheduled to happen in the coming weeks. […]

Vietnam wants more A350s

Vietnam Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire ten more Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This brings the total the airline intends to operate to 24 aircraft. The airline needs the extra A350s for non-stop flights to the US, beginning with services between Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles. Vietnam Airlines last year […]

Cathay Pacific receives first A350

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the world’s sixth airline with the Airbus A350 XWB in its fleet. The airline’s first aircraft featuring the carrier’s new livery has arrived at its home base in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific has configured its A350-900 aircraft with a three class layout totalling 280 seats: 38 in Business Class, 28 […]

China Eastern also orders A350

China Eastern Airlines, China’s second-largest airline, has ordered 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The order comes immediately after the announcement of an order for 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The A350s will enter service from 2018 and delivery will take four years. China Eastern’s current longhaul fleet comprises eleven Boeing 777s and 45 A330s. Philippine Airlines Philippine […]

Philippine Airlines chooses A350

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the acquisition of six Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft plus six purchase options. The deal was announced today at the Singapore Airshow. Philippine Airlines will configure its A350-900s with a premium three class layout and will operate the aircraft on non-stop flights from Manila to […]