Tag: A350-1000

Qatar Airways Grows Its A350-1000 Fleet

Qatar Airways has upsized five A350-900s currently on order to the bigger A350-1000 version. This latest endorsement for the largest member of Airbus’ successful A350 XWB family reflects the five-star-airline’s need for growth and capacity at best comfort and efficiency levels available. The amended order reinforces Qatar Airways’ position as the A350-1000 largest customer with […]

Cathay Pacific Becomes Second Operator of the A350-1000 Widebody

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the second airline to operate the A350-1000, the world’s newest long-range widebody airliner. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a special event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 20 A350-1000s ordered by Cathay Pacific and will join the carrier’s growing fleet of A350 XWB aircraft, […]

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business […]

A350-1000 Spreads Its Wings on a Globe-Trotting Demonstration Tour

Airbus’ flight test A350-1000 jetliner is back home after a demonstration tour to Middle East and Asia-Pacific destinations, a three-week trip that underscored all the attributes this largest A350 XWB version brings in upsized efficiency, maximum reliability and unique passenger comfort for fast-growing regions of the global airline marketplace. More than 10,000 persons had the […]

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

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 (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. The EASA A350-1000 Type Certification document was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trévor Woods, […]

Air New Zealand Eyes New York Direct With New Widebodies

Air New Zealand would look to start serving destinations on the US East Coast using aircraft sourced from a tentative widebody order, set to be announced next year. In June, airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Christopher Luxon said studies focussing on the A350-1000 and A350-900 from Airbus and the B787-10 and B777X from Boeing would begin […]

A350-1000 Circles Europe In Early Long Flight Trial

The A350-1000 successfully completed  its first and unique “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew. Test aircraft MSN065 took off from and landed in Toulouse on May 11th after a 12 hours flight. During the long-haul flight the passengers, comprising Airbus […]

Airbus A350-1000 Completes Noise Test Campaign in Spain

Airbus’ A350-1000, MSN065 test aircraft, fitted with cabin, has completed a series of noise tests in Moron, south of Spain, between March 27 and April 5th, as part of its type certification flight test campaign, paving the way for entry into service on schedule before year end. The aircraft, together with acoustic ground facilities around […]

Airbus A350-1000 Completes Extreme Cold Weather Tests in Canada

The Airbus A350-1000, the larger variant of the A350 slated to seat 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, has undergone rigorous ground and flight tests in the extreme operating conditions of Iqaluit, Canada. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97-powered aircraft completed its first flight in November 2016. The Toulouse-based manufacturer said, “Iqaluit, a Canadian territory with […]

New Planes Coming in 2017 to Turn the Next Page in Aviation History

The year 2017 is considered to be a big leap for the aviation industry. Together with improved editions of the most popular aircraft, absolutely new machines are believed to appear on the market. So, what to expect? COMAC C919 The aviation world‘s hopes, fears and curiosity six years ago rested with the question whether China’s […]