Tag: A350 XWB

Japan Airlines Finally Goes Airbus

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL.  Altogether, JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s. JAL will initially operate the A350-900 on high frequency domestic routes, while the […]

First Japan Airlines A350 XWB Debuts in the Sky

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan Airlines (JAL) is about to receive its first Airbus A350-900 which has already successfully performed its maiden flight over France. The initial flight set the beginning of the last phase of production which includes cabin completion, as well as further ground and flight tests leading to customer acceptance and delivery. The first A350 XWB […]

Fiji Airways Goes for Airbus A350 XWB

Reading Time: 1 minute Fiji Airways, the flag carrier airline of Fiji, has chosen Airbus A350-900 to fulfill its expansion plans to broaden international network. The aircraft will be leased from Dubai-based DAE Capital. The airline already operates the fleet of widebody aircraft consisting of six Airbus A330. Meanwhile, with two new A350-900, configured with 33 full lie-flat Business […]

First Japan Airlines A350 XWB Already Wears Airline’s Livery

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus announced that the first Japan Airways (JAL) A350-900 has been already painted featuring a special A350 XWB red logo on the fuselage. This A350 XWB is the first one manufactured directly for JAL. The aircraft is expected to join JAL fleet “in early summer” after it goes through all the ground and flight tests. […]

Airbus A350 XWB Receives Type Certification from Japan

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Tourism (MLITT) has issued Type Certification for the Airbus A350 XWB, enabling the A350 XWB first customer from the country Japan Airlines to operate the aircraft. The type certification covers the aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Airbus Japan President Stephane Ginoux said, “Receiving the A350 XWB […]

Evelop Airlines Takes Delivery of its First A350 XWB

Reading Time: 1 minute Evelop Airlines, the Spanish carrier of Barceló Group’s Ávoris travel division, has taken delivery of its first of two A350 XWBs, the world’s most modern and eco-efficient aircraft family. The second aircraft will be delivered in 2020. The A350-900, on lease from Air Lease Corporation, will be based at Madrid Barajas – Adolfo Suárez airport […]

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. […]

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 […]

Qatar Airways Grows Its A350-1000 Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]