Tag: A350-900

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of its 250th Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways celebrated the arrival of its 250th aircraft, an Airbus A350-900 from Toulouse, France, the latest addition to the group’s growing fleet of passenger, Cargo and executive aircraft. This impressive landmark comes just 22 years after the carrier began operations, and is testament to the incredible growth of an airline that has become world-leading in […]

Taiwanese STARLUX Airlines Orders 17 Airbus A350s

Reading Time: 1 minute A new Taiwanese airline STARLUX signed a firm order for 17 Airbus A350 aircraft, 12 A350-1000 and five A350-900, for long-haul services. The airline is set to deploy its new aircraft “on its premier long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region”. “We are positive […]

First Japan Airlines A350 XWB Takes Shape

Reading Time: 1 minute Final assembly of the first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has begun and is taking shape at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.  The wing-fuselage junction and the installation of the vertical and horizontal tailplane have been completed. After this station, the first JAL A350 XWB will be in the next assembly station […]

China Eastern Airlines Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of this efficient twin-engine widebody aircraft. China Eastern is the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the world. The airline will initially operate the new aircraft on its domestic routes, followed by flights to international destinations. […]

Boeing 787 Runway Incursion Forces Airbus A350 to Reject Take-off

Reading Time: 1 minute A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-900, performing flight from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Shanghai Pudong (China), runway incursion forced rejected take-off for Airbus A350. Aircraft had landed on Shanghai’s runway 34R, vacated the runway to the left at the last turn off and crossed runway 34L just before the runway end. A Delta Airlines Airbus A350-900, […]

Rolls-Royce and China Eastern Sign Agreement Worth over $1.1bn

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce has signed a Trent XWB engine and long-term TotalCare® service agreement with China Eastern Airlines involving the airline’s 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The agreement, worth over over US$1.1bn, is expected to be one of the largest deals announced at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE). Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines already power all of […]

China Eastern Airlines’ First A350 XWB Performs Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first A350-900 for China Eastern Airlines has performed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery in the coming weeks. The airline has 20 A350-900s on order. Bringing new levels of efficiency and comfort in the […]

China Airlines Receives Carbon-Themed A350

Reading Time: 1 minute Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern. Following this delivery, China Airlines today has 14 A350-900 aircraft in its fleet. The airline operates these aircraft on non-stop long-haul […]

Iberia Takes Delivery of Its First A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute Iberia, Spain’s flag carrier and a founding member of the IAG’s group of airlines, has taken delivery of its first of 16 A350 XWB on order, becoming the 18th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin-engine widebody. The aircraft is the first A350-900 to feature the latest performance improvement package including a […]

Lufthansa Receives 10th Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa is expecting the arrival of its tenth Airbus A350-900. The aircraft bearing the registration D-AIXJ is named after the town of Erfurt, and is expected to land at its future home base in Munich around noon. A few days later, the A350-900 featuring the new Lufthansa livery will be one of the main attractions […]