Qatar Airways has grounded 13 of its Airbus A350 fleet after concerns were raised that the fuselage surface below the paint is “degrading at an accelerated rate”.
Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion centre in Tianjin, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and long-term strategic partnership with China.
Qatar Airways has taken delivery today of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The development reaffirms its position as the largest operator of Airbus A350 aircraft in the world, with 52 in its fleet.
Airbus has agreed with to make amendments to A350 repayable launch investment contracts. With this move, Airbus said it considers itself in complete compliance with all WTO rulings.
Airbus is revising its aircraft production rates downwards to adapt to a new market environment caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Going forward, Airbus will produce 40 A320s a month, as well as two A330s and six A350s.
Aeroflot has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the launch operator of the latest generation widebody aircraft in eastern Europe and CIS.
After detailed evaluation of the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350, Qantas has selected the A350-1000 as the preferred aircraft for the ultra-long-haul project Sunrise.
Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the newest operator of the latest generation widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on order and operates a fleet of 68 Airbus aircraft.
Airbus and Emirates Airline have finalised a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s – the manufacturer’s newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at the Dubai Air Show by sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.