A purchase agreement has been inked by the
This is JAL s first ever order for Airbus aircraft. The Airbus has also received the first order from
In a typical three-class layout the A350-900 comfortably seats more than 300 passengers on routes as long as 8,100 nautical miles (nm). The A350-1000 is the largest member of the A350 XWB Family, seating 350 passengers on even longer missions up to 8,400 nm. All A350 XWB models are equipped with the new Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
Over 70 percent of the A350 XWB s weight-efficient airframe is made from advanced materials combining composites (53 percent), titanium and advanced aluminium alloys. In addition to innovative materials, the A350 XWB brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies and provides significant improvement in fuel efficiency compared with competing models.
Up to now, the A350 XWB MSN1 has completed around 300 flight test hours out of the campaign s total 2,500 hours which are to be achieved by five flight test A350 s over the next 12 months.
The entry into commercial service of the A350-900 has been planned for the second half of 2014. With this the latest commitment, Airbus has recorded more than 750 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 38 customers worldwide.
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