Tag: A350 XWB

Philippine Airlines Takes Delivery of its First A350 XWB

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the world’s most modern and efficient long range airliner. Altogether, Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s, which will be primarily operated on non-stop services to Europe and North America. These will […]

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 […]

Philippine Airlines’ Airbus A350 XWB Completes First Flight in Toulouse

Philippine Airlines’  new  airbus A350-900 has completed its first flight from the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse, France. The flight marks the start of the final phase of the production process, leading to customer acceptance and delivery in the coming weeks. Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s. The airline will use these aircraft on its […]

First Ultra Long Range A350 XWB Makes Its Debut

The first Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines later this year. Altogether, Singapore […]

China Airlines Takes Delivery of A350 XWB Powered with Biofuel Mix

China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus. The aircraft involved is the tenth A350-900 for China Airlines, which left the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Toulouse for its new home in Taipei with […]

Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A350 XWB

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), becoming the 17th airline to operate the world’s newest, most modern and efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The delivery was celebrated upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ALC receives its first A350-900 out of an order for […]

New Agreement With United Airlines Increases A350 XWB Order To 45

United Airlines has increased the number of A350 XWB aircraft it will bring into its fleet, updating and expanding its previously existing order for 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 widebody aircraft to replace older, less efficient aircraft, supporting future growth at the airline. The A350-900 is the cornerstone member of the A350XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) family, […]

Hong Kong Airlines Becomes New Operator Of The A350 XWB

Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, on lease from AerCap, making the carrier the 15th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin aisle airliner. Altogether Hong Kong Airlines will acquire 21 Airbus A350 XWB, including 15 purchased directly from Airbus and six on lease from third party lessors. […]

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 […]

Airbus Delivers Its 100th A350 XWB

When China Airlines received its seventh A350 XWB, the carrier took possession of the 100th jetliner delivered from this newest family in Airbus’ industry-leading widebody product line. The milestone aircraft is an A350-900 version, joining China Airlines’ growing A350 XWB fleet – adding to the line-up of widebody A330s and A340s flown by the long-time […]