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A350 XWB: shaping the future of air travel

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December 2017

A350 XWB: shaping the future of air travel

The A350 XWB’s all-new design delivers unrivaled levels of efficiency.

With advanced materials, the latest generation engines and unique morphing wing technology the A350 XWB delivers 25% lower operating cost and fuel burn than previous generation aircraft.

The smart choice for any airline

It’s no surprise that this brilliantly-designed aircraft is one of the most versatile in the sky. The A350 XWB actually offers true long-range capability of up to 8,100 nautical miles, but can also be easily configured to operate both regional and ultra-long haul routes (up to 9,700nm), demonstrating its full operational flexibility. 

The A350 XWB also perfectly complements the A330 Family, offering significant advantages to airlines operating both aircraft. Whether it is in terms of route planning or the reduced training time for pilots familiar with A330 (thanks to the common type rating), a seamless integration of the two families is highly economical and proves the value of the A350 XWB’s innovative design.

Airspace: a new standard of comfort

When Airbus designed the A350 XWB, a cabin was created that is so comfortable it revolutionised the approach to all of the company’s aircraft interiors. As the founding member of the Airspace by Airbus cabin family, passengers on the A350 XWB can experience a feeling of on-board comfort like never before. 

The aircraft’s innovative design delivers a feeling of spaciousness wherever you look, with wider seats, high ceilings and alluring ambient lighting. Airbus has produced the perfect environment in which to enjoy flying to any long-haul destination. The A350 XWB’s cabin also is the quietest on a twin-aisle aircraft, and its advanced technology delivers the highest possible air quality with optimised cabin altitude (6000 ft), temperature and humidity, with the air being renewed every two-to-three minutes. Passengers can relax knowing that Airbus has thought of everything to ensure that they can arrive feeling fresh. 

Long journeys pass quickly with the latest-generation in-flight experience. Integrated connectivity lets passengers stay in touch with the rest of the world, while smart galleys and comfortable crew rest areas provide cabin crew with a pleasant working environment that makes it even easier to look after passengers.


Perfect partnership with the A330 Family

The A350 XWB also perfectly complements the A330 Family, offering significant advantages to airlines operating both aircraft. Whether it is in terms of route planning or the reduced training time for pilots familiar with A330 (thanks to the common type rating), a seamless integration of the two families is highly economical and proves the value of the A350 XWB’s innovative design.

Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.

This milestone comes after an intensive flight test trials that have taken its airframe and systems beyond their design limits to ensure the aircraft successfully meets all airworthiness criteria. The three A350-1000 flight test aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce engines successfully accumulated over 1,600 flight hours. Of these 150 flight test hours were completed with the same aircraft in an airline like operational environment to demonstrate its readiness for entry into service.

 

A350 XWB in the Middle East & Northern Africa

To date, a total of nine customers have placed orders for 224 A350 XWB aircraft across the Middle East and North Africa including Afriqiyah Airways, ALAFCO, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Iran Air, Kuwait Airways, Libyan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Yemenia.

Since the first delivery of A350-900 to launch customer Qatar Airways in 2015, 29 A350 XWBs have been delivered and serve Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. 

Currently 28 routes are served by A350 XWB operators in the MENA region 

Learn more about A350 XWB here.

For more information please contact:
Afshin Jahanshahi
Marketing Manager - Airbus Africa & Middle East
Afshin.jahanshahi@airbus.com

Airbus.com