Delta Air Lines has ordered ten additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding the A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft. Simultaneously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer ten previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accommodate the airline’s long-term growth strategy.
The plane features a unique joint livery that combines the Taiwan-based airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern.
The first new non-stop flight between Singapore and New York departed Changi International Airport last night and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier.
The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB is capable of flying further in commercial service than any other aircraft, with a range of up to 9,700 nautical miles, or over 20 hours non-stop.
The first ultra-long-range Airbus A350 XWB to be delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines has rolled out of the paintshop in the carrier’s livery. Now at an advanced stage of production, the aircraft will undergo further testing before being delivered to the airline in the coming months.
Philippine Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the long-range airliner.
Singapore Airlines will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft in November.
Iberia has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB plane from Airbus, becoming the 18th airline to operate the world’s newest twin engine widebody.
The ultra-long-range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, has successfully completed its first flight.
Vietnam Airlines has received its 12th Airbus A350 aircraft. This is the first A350 aircraft in the world to showcase the SkyTeam livery with Vietnam Airlines logo on the fuselage.