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A350-900

Airbus A330neo Prepares for First Flight

The A330neo programme is set for another major landmark after Airbus tentatively announced the type’s first flight will take place in Toulouse on October 19.   The maiden sortie of the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered example, F-WTTN (c/n 1795) – one of

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More A350s for United

United Airlines has expanded its existing order for the A350 from 35 to 45 aircraft.  The US carrier has also switched variants from the -1000 to the -900.  Despite being a long-term Airbus customer, the aircraft will be United’s first

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Lufthansa A350s Heading for Hong Kong

Lufthansa is introducing the Airbus A350-900 on flights from Munich to Hong Kong from September 12.  The Star Alliance carrier expects to take delivery of its fourth and fifth A350s – D-AIXD (c/n 127) and D-AIXE (c/n 136)– shortly, enabling

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Airbus Delivers 100th A350 XWB

Airbus is celebrating its 100th A350 XWB delivery, less than three years after it handed over the first example to launch customer Qatar Airways in December 2014.  Taiwan’s China Airlines has taken delivery of the milestone jet, B-18908 (c/n 121),

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China Airlines Heads to London

China Airlines has unveiled plans to launch non-stop flights from Taipei to Gatwick Airport using its new Airbus A350-900 XWBs. The jets will be deployed on the 13-hour flights four times per week – operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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PAL and SMBC Agree A350 Deal

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and SMBC Aviation Capital have agreed a sale and leaseback deal for two Airbus A350-900 XWBs.  The arrangement also includes financing of pre-delivery payments to Airbus, with the first aircraft scheduled to be handed over to the

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Airbus Pioneers Biofuel Deliveries

Airbus has become the first manufacturer to power delivery flights with biofuel.  The arrangement, which is now available to all customers as an option, was pioneered in partnership with Cathay Pacific and has been under trial since the carrier recieved

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Air Mauritius’ First A350 XWB Takes Shape

Airbus has released images showing the progress being made on the final assembly of the first A350-900 for Air Mauritius.  The major structures have all been joined and the jet is now sitting in the next assembly station where the

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Delta Alters Airbus Order

Delta Air Lines has agreed a deal for a further 30 Airbus A321ceos and deferred 10 of the 25 A350-900s it had scheduled for delivery between 2019-2020 by “two to three years”.  The Georgia-based carrier says it also retains “additional

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China Southern Signs for A350s

Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s. Tan Wangeng, President of China Southern Airlines said: “With its very long range capability, economic fuel consumption and spacious cabin, the A350 XWB is the ideal

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