Etihad Airways has unveiled its new Airbus A350-1000, registration A6-XWB, on a special inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris.
Qatar Airways has issued legal proceedings against Airbus at the High Court in London in a dispute over the grounding of its fleet of A350 planes.
French bee, a low-cost, long-haul airline based in France, has taken delivery of its first A350-1000. The plane is on lease from Air Lease Corporation.
Airbus has said it will seek an “independent legal assessment” as a way to resolve a dispute over the grounding of the Qatar Airways A350 fleet.
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.