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.
Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire 25 A350-900 aircraft, plus five options, underlining its strong confidence in the global market-dynamism and growth.
The first ultra-long-range version of the A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines later this year.
Qatar Airways has announced that London is the first route for the world’s first commercial service of its Airbus A350-1000. The Gulf carrier is the global launch customer for the state-of-the-art-aircraft, following delivery by Airbus from the aircraft manufacturer’s base in Toulouse, France last Tuesday.
Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France.
The A350-1000 has embarked on a three-week demonstration tour to the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific regions. The tour follows the completion of a successful flight test campaign, which lasted less than one year and culminated in joint EASA and FAA type certification.
China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus.
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 and the Federal Aviation Administration.