Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, and will be the first US-based airline to operate the newest member of Airbus’ leading wide-body family.
The A350 XWB will bring unrivalled eco-efficiency and a superior passenger experience to primarily transpacific routes starting in October.
Today’s delivery is the first of five A350-900s scheduled for delivery to Delta in 2017.
The aircraft features 32 seats in the Delta One cabin, 48 seats in Delta Premium Select and 226 seats in the Main Cabin.
The A350 XWB was the first aircraft to incorporate the innovative passenger experience elements collectively known as Airspace by Airbus.
Delta’s customers will enjoy the quietest twin-aisle cabin, with more personal space and the largest overhead bins in the business.
More fresh air, LED ambient lighting, and optimization of cabin pressure, temperature and humidity all combine for absolute passenger wellbeing.
The A350 XWB also boasts the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, and the fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 847 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 45 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.
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