Tag: A350-900

Iberia Takes Delivery of Its First A350-900

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

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 […]

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 […]

Russian Government To Restrict Purchase Of Foreign-Built Airliners

Russian government has proposed a draft legislation, which may set a restriction to purchase of foreign-built aircraft by Russian airlines. The bill has been passed to the State Duma for review. It is expected to foster development of Russian aerospace industry, the government explains. The current regulation implies that all purchases within the frameworks of […]

Air Caraibes A350 Damages Runway Lights and Two Tyres

An Air Caraibes Airbus A350-900, performing flight from Paris Orly (France) to Pointe a Pitre (Guadeloupe), encountered a windshear, veered to the right and contacted a number of runway edge lights causing a number of them being damaged and two forward right main tyres to be damaged. The crew managed to steer the aircraft back […]

Hong Kong Airline’s First A350 XWB Performs Maiden Flight In Toulouse

The first A350-900 for Hong Kong Airlines has completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, further ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery at the end of August. Hong Kong Airlines has a total of 15 A350 XWB on order. Bringing new […]

Qatar Airways Set To Receive New A350 Aircraft By Year-End

Qatar Airways has said that it expects to receive its first Airbus A350-1000, the largest aircraft in the A350 family, by the end of this year. The news comes after the airline abruptly canceled an order for four smaller A350-900s last month, apparently due to production delays. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said this […]

Aeroflot Set To Double Its A350-900 Order

Russia’s largest carrier Aeroflot has plans to double the size of its original order for Airbus A350-900 widebody airliners, bringing the figure up to 28, Bloomberg reports. In an interview with the news agency, Aeroflot’s Deputy General Director Giorgio Callegari mentioned that the decision had been taken at a Board of Directors meeting in May. […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $1.5 Bln Trent XWB Order From Ethiopian Airlines

Rolls-Royce has won a major order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with TotalCare® service support, further increasing our order book for new engines. In addition, the order includes TotalCare for 14 of the aircraft already in service or on order. In total, the deal is valued […]

Third Lufthansa A350-900 Has Landed in Munich

Lufthansa’s A350-900 fleet in Munich is growing once again – the third A350-900 landed at its new home base. Captains Andreas Jasper and Pol Uffer transferred the aircraft from the Airbus works in Toulouse to Munich. With the addition of this third member to the fleet, Lufthansa will also be adding Mumbai to the A350-900 […]