Tag: A350

Cathay Pacific Takes Delivery Of First A350

Reading Time: 1 minute Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350, with A350-900 B-LRA touching down at Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday morning after a nonstop flight from Toulouse. Flight tracking website flightradar24.com shows B-LRA departing Toulouse at 2:16pm on Saturday, touching down at Cathay Pacific’s home base of Hong Kong at 7:53am on Sunday, […]

Qatar Airways Delays New Longest Nonstop Flight in the World

Reading Time: 1 minute The longest flight in the world has been delayed. Qatar Airways announced plans for its Auckland-Doha service to start in December. At 14,539 kilometres, the flight would be the longest in the world and overtake the Auckland-Dubai service operated by Emirates. The airline has delayed the launch of the world’s longest direct flight until February due […]

Adelaide Welcomes First Qatar Airways Flight From Doha

Reading Time: 3 minutes The city of Adelaide today welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. The inaugural flight was greeted by a delegation of VIPs including South Australia’s Minister for Tourism, Hon. Leon Bignell; Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mr. Mark Young; the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Hon. […]

Qatar Airways Urges Airbus To Resolve A350 ‘issues’

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways increased pressure on Europe’s Airbus over aircraft reliability on Wednesday, saying it had some “issues” with the A350 passenger jet, barely a year after it entered service. “We have some issues with the A350, which was expected because it’s a new programme. However, we feel that Airbus is losing steam in resolving these […]

New Airbus Asia Training Centre opens in Singapore

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), a joint venture owned 55% by Airbus and 45% by Singapore Airlines (SIA), was officially opened in Singapore today. The opening ceremony was hosted by Fabrice Brégier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airbus and Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, in the presence of S Iswaran, […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Air France-KLM Drops Two A380s For Three More A350 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France-KLM group announced that they converted the last two Airbus A380 orders to three A350-900 long-haul airliners. In 2013, it is understood from consolidated results that the real price of an Airbus A380 bought in 2012 by Air France was 149 million euros, far from the $404 million of the list price. This year, […]

United Airlines Updates Its Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Airlines announced an order to purchase 25 new Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The order is in addition to the previously announced order of 40 737-700s. United will take delivery of the aircraft beginning at the end of 2017. The new 737-700 aircraft will enable United to continue utilizing larger, more efficient aircraft as the airline […]

Malaysia Airlines Weighs Up More A350s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines is considering buying more Airbus A350 widebodies and has seen a year-over-year 10% improvement in its revenue per available seat kilometer (RASM) for the quarter ended February, the company said Friday. Announcing latest updates in its restructuring process, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) said there was “sustained progress amidst a backdrop of external macroeconomic […]

Singapore Airlines’ First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 arrived in Singapore this morning from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The aircraft’s arrival was celebrated in grandeur with a spectacular water cannon salute and a ceremony graced by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, as well as distinguished guests who had […]