Thursday, November 24, 2016

✈ AIRBUS A350-1000 Successful Maiden Flight ✈

The all new Airbus A350-1000 made it's maiden flight on 24 November 2016, the A350-1000 performed and demonstrated its efficiency and capabilities for it's global customers.

Airbus A350-1000 made it's maiden flight on 24 November 2016
Airbus A350-1000 made it's maiden flight on 24 November 2016

The new Airbus have the longest fuselage in the Airbus A350 XWB jetliner family. It is measuring nearly 74 metres from nose to tail giving it more storage and space. The new A350-1000 also offer a maximum range of 7,950 nautical miles and is designed for "high efficiency, maximum reliability and optimised performance" but is still able to offer the passengers the best-in-class comfort with its “Airspace by Airbus” cabin.

In a typical three-class configuration, featuring Airbus’ 18-inch-wide economy class seats for modern comfort, the A350-1000 seats a total of 366 passengers. Combined with a range of 7,950 nautical miles, this represents a significant revenue-generating advantage for operators. The aircraft also can be configured for a higher-density layout to accommodate up to 440 passengers.


Airbus A350-1000 Test Pilots During Maiden Flight on 24 November 2016
Airbus A350-1000 Test Pilots During Maiden Flight on 24 November 2016

As a member of the A350 XWB Family, the A350-1000 is helping found the Airspace by Airbus cabin concept, which creates the perfect space for both airlines and their passengers. Airbus is committed to delivering superior performance and passenger experience, and its Airspace by Airbus philosophy delivers a next-generation cabin concept inspired by four key attributes: comfort, service, ambience and design.


Watch Video from The Maiden Flight

Increased efficiency

Powering the A350-1000 will be higher-thrust Trent XWB engines from the manufacturer Rolls-Royce, this will allow the large A350 XWB to attain even greater levels of efficiency.

The Trent XWB engines will provide additional payload capability and range. On take-off the twin Rolls-Royce engines produce 97,000 lbs. of thrust making them the most powerful engines ever developed for an Airbus aircraft. With these two specially-tailored Trent XWB engines Airbus is hoping the A350-1000 will be capable of supporting the development of long-haul routes for emerging markets such as Shanghai-Boston or Paris-Santiago.



Airbus A350-1000 Maiden Flight on 24 November 2016
Airbus A350-1000 Maiden Flight on 24 November 2016

As well as the more traditional flight segments such as Manchester-Los Angeles or Dubai-Melbourneall. The efficiency of the Trent XWB engines will allow Airbus to burn 25 percent less fuel than its nearest competitor. The A350-1000 sells for $356 million at list prices, and it is designed to compete with Boeing's 777-300ER. That is currently the most successful version of the US planemaker's popular Boeing 777 family.

Airbus hopes it will help it reach 50 per cent of wide-body aircraft deliveries, up from 35 per cent in 2015. But critics say the aircraft failed to deliver the knockout blow to the older 777 it had hoped, despite an upgrade in engine design.

Airbus has sold 195 new-generation A350-1000s out of 810 total A350 orders, compared with 809 sales of the 777-300ER.

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