QA welcomed the A350 XWB (extra-wide body), the world's newest and most modern aircraft expected to bring a new milestone of efficiency with 25 percent lower operating cost than previous generation competitors. The flagship aircraft is in its advanced flight test programme phase.
The efficient A350 XWB airliners are scheduled to enter commercial service in the fourth quarter of 2014. QA has ordered 80 aircraft to date, leaning towards the larger A350-900 and A350-1000 models, which better suit its business model and passenger requirements.
As the launch customer for the family of long-range, two-engined jet airliners, CEO of QA,
Later, giving a joint press conference with Harris, Al Baker said: "This is yet another key milestone in
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. The aircraft's innovative all-new carbon fibre reinforced plastic fuselage results in lower fuel burn and easier maintenance.
The arrival of the A350 XWB in
"It was a proud and symbolic occasion for QA and our team of air traffic and ground control crew at the airport to experience the landing of the new A350 at our new airport, as it gave us a unique glimpse into the exciting developments around the corner," said Al Baker. The Peninsula
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