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A350 XWB

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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Airbus Wins Major Chinese Deal

State-owned China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for 140 aircraft.  The deal comprises 100 A320 Family jets and 40 A350 XWBs. Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, and Sun Bo, EVP of CAS,

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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 Completes A350-1000 Fuel Test Campaign

Airbus has successfully completed fuel system and engine tests for the A350-1000 programme. The campaign was undertaken in Cardiff, Wales, between May 3 and 4 using F-WWXL (c/n 071). Engineers from Airbus’ site at Filton, Bristol oversaw testing of the

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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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Asiana Receives Maiden A350

Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-941, HL8078 (c/n 094).  The aircraft was handed over to the South Korean carrier on April 24 at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility and has been acquired through a sale and leaseback

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A350 Debut for Air Caraïbes

French Caribbean carrier Air Caraïbes has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB.  The jet, F-HHAV (c/n 082) – acquired on lease from AerCap – was handed over to the Les Abymes, Guadeloupe-based airline on February 28 during a

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A330neos for Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius has agreed long-term leases for two Airbus A330-900neos with Air Lease Corporation.  The two aircraft will join the carrier in September and October 2018, replacing two A340-300Es whose leases expires in November and December 2018.  Air Mauritius will

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