13 мая 2013г. в Тулузе на авиазаводе концерна Airbus состоялась выкатка первого экземпляра дальнемагистрального широкофюзеляжного самолета A350 XWB-941. Лайнер представляет новое семейство Airbus A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body), в которое входят A350 XWB-800, -900 и -1000, рассчитанные на перевозку в трехклассной компоновке 270, 314 и 350 пассажиров соответственно. Первый полет этого самолета запланирован на середину лета. На сегодня 35 авиакомпаний разместили твердые заказы на 617 лайнеров A350 XWB
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK Malta recently started technical services work on the Airbus A350 at its Luqa Airport facility.
Airbus A350 F-WZGG (msn 3) is towed into the static area past part of the large number of Republic of Singapore Air Force aircraft on display. The A350 arrived at Singapore from cold weather trials in Canada - the show was only the second public outing for the airliner.
Airbus took delivery of the Trent XWB-97 Flying Test Bed engine at Toulouse in September 2015.
Парижская премьера широкофюзеляжного авиалайнера A350-XWB
К марту 2013 года портфель заказов на все три варианта A350 составил 617 машин. Первым покупателем стала " Singapore Airlines", заказавшая не менее 40 A350-900 с началом поставок в 2014 году. На снимке: первый прототип во время летных испытаний.
IATA's current environmental targets are to improve fuel efficiency by 1.5% each year to 2020. One way to make this happen is by the introduction of modern, fuel efficient aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and A380 and Boeing 787, and more efficient air traffic managements systems.
AA350-900 F-WXWB (MSN1) above south-west France on its first flight on June 14, 2013.
One of the other A350 test aircraft, msn 004 (F-WZNW), sports the logo of first operator, Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways will be the first airline to operate the A350, with the first delivery due in the fourth quarter of the year.
The second and fourth prototypes of the Airbus A350-900 on February 26, 2014 during their maiden flights.
The five Airbus A350-900s used in the certification programme fly in formation on September 29, 2014, the day before the type received approval from EASA.
On January 2, 2014 the second Airbus A350-941 (F-WWCF, msn 2) was rolled out of the paint shop at Toulouse-Blagnac, France, painted in what the manufacturer calls its Carbon signature livery. The airliner prototype is the first of two flight test examples to be fitted with a fully equipped passenger interior for evaluation in the trials and certification programmes. It was due to make its maiden flight in January or February.
Airbus A350-941 extra Wide Body (XWB) - registration F-WWCF (c/n 2) - takes to the skies over the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport in 2018.
Santiago in Chile was one of the final stops on the route-proving tour, undertaken as part of function and reliability testing.
A350 msn 005 at Auckland during its route-proving trials.
The Airbus A350-900 leads the Boeing 787-9 in the 300-350 seats segment of the market, although sales are lower for the 350-400 seat A350-1000.
Parked for the camera. A Qatar Airways’ A350-900 with its first A350-1000.
The first A350-1000, F-WMIL (msn 59), following roll-out at Toulouse. The jet will be joined by a second example for the A350-1000's certification testing.
The third A350-1000 test aircraft, F-WXLV (msn 71), recently undertook what Airbus calls “high and warm" flight testing in South America.
The Northern Lights above A350-1000 F-WWXL (msn 71) at Iqaluit, Canada, during extreme cold weather testing in temperatures as low as -37C (-34F).
The A350-1000 is 7m (23ft) longer than the A350-900, thanks to the addition of 11 further fuselage frames, six forward of the fuselage and five aft.
Nighttime shot of A350-1000 F-WLXV (msn 065) at Manila International Airport during the 2018 demo tour.
Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines, each delivering 97,000 lb (423kn) of thrust, are one of the major differences from the A350-900.
The second A350-1000, F-WWXL (msn 71), kicks up spray as it departs a wet Toulouse on its first flight. This aircraft will complete 500 hours of the 1,600 test flight hours required to certify the A350-1000.
In June 2018, Airbus demonstrated its first fully automatic vision-based take-off with an A350-1000 commercial aircraft under the ATTOL programme.
The first A350-1000 test flight lasted four hours and 18 minutes.
On April 3, 2020, Airbus used one of its two A350-1000 test aircraft, F-WMIL (c/n 059), to transport 4m face masks from Tianjin, China, to Hamburg/Finkenwerder. The manufacturer's other example, F-WWXL (c/n 071), is due to be re-registered G-VDOT and delivered to Virgin Atlantic as part of the Crawley-based carrier's order for 12 of the jets.
F-WMIL is the first of three A350-1000 prototypes, and being used to explore the flight envelope and for some systems and engine trials.
Airbus has ruled out stretching the A350-1000 to create a higher-capacity A350-2000 variant in the short term.
Airbus airliners in formation with the Patrouille de France off the southwestern French coast in late May 2019.
Airbus predicts healthy future demand for airliners over the next 20 years, although in the long term the A380 is not one of the products on offer.
AIRBUS HAS confirmed its Skywise open data and digital services platform is now in use on more than 6,000 aircraft worldwide.
24 ноября 2016 г. в Тулузе успешно выполнил свой первый полет пассажирский широкофюзеляжный самолет A350-1000 (зав. номер MSN059).
The first A350-1000, F-WMIL (msn 59) peels away from the Falcon 20 chase aircraft over southwest France during its November 24, 2016 first flight.
Airbus has only sold 180 A350-1000s, now its highest-capacity airliner.
Airbus is testing its Connected Experience cabin on an A350-900.
Water testing of the A350-1000 at Toulouse.
THE PUBLIC weekend of the Farnborough Airshow has been scrapped, with the famous aerospace event now reduced in size from seven to five days.
The A350-1000 F-WLXV (msn 065) at Hanoi International Airport, Vietnam during the 2018 demo tour.
One of the three A350-1000 test aircraft, F-WLXV (msn 65), during hot weather tests. This second A350 XWB variant is due for service entry with Qatar Airways by the end of the year.
Airbus A350-941 (F-WWYB, msn 005) completed its maiden flight on June 20, 2014. The airliner has been completed to the definitive configuration in which the type will be certified, and is equipped with a passenger cabin. During certification it will undertake route proving and ETOPS validation. At the time of this, the fifth, A350's first flight, more than 2,000 flight test hours had been accumulated by the test fleet and the type is set to achieve certification in the third quarter of this year. Qatar Airways will take delivery of the first A350 to enter service in the fourth quarter.
Air France accepted its initial A350-900 F-HTYA (msn 331) on September 27, 2019. The aircraft, captured here during a pre-delivery test flight, is the first of 28 A350-900s for the carrier. Initial routes are Abidjan (via Bamako) and Toronto, followed by Cairo, Seoul and Mumbai.
Air Mauritius'first Airbus A350-941 3B-NBP (msn 145), pictured on delivery in 2017. The airline will receive four more examples over the coming years.
Airbus A350-941 3B-NBP (msn 145) receives a water cannon salute at SSR International Airport ahead of Air Mauritius's first service with the type. Seventeen airlines have now received A350s.
This A350-900, HL-8078 (msn 94, ex-F-WNZY), departing Toulouse on its delivery flight to South Korea, is the first of 30 to enter service with Asiana Airlines.
Asiana’s colourful livery will probably remain flying for a few years yet
European carriers such as British Airways account for a high percentage of international traffic to/from Africa.
British Airways is one of two UK carriers introducing the A350-1000 to service. Its first aircraft, G-XWBA (msn 326), is seen here departing Toulouse on a test flight prior to delivery.
Since the delivery of this initial example, G-XWBA(c/n 326) in July 2019, British Airways has added a further three Airbus A350-1000s to its global fleet. In total, the Heathrow-based carrier has 18 of the widebody jets on direct order via the European manufacturer.
Cathay Pacific's first A350-1000, F-WZGV, departs Toulouse on its maiden flight. Due to be delivered in June 2018, this is the first of 20 A350-1000s for the Hong Kong carrier.
With 12 in service by July 2019, Cathay Pacific currently flies more A350-1000s than any other airline.
All 15 A350-900s delivered to Cathay Pacific Airways have been delivered to Hong Kong powered by a blend of 90% Jet A-1 and 10% sustainable jet fuel.
Cathay Pacific Airways’ first A350-900 F-WZFX (msn 29), which will become B-LRA, taking off on its first flight from Toulouse. The airline will initially use the aircraft on routes to Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Taipei.
China Airlines A350-900 B-18901 (msn 49) at the launch ceremony, with the Mikado Pheasant applied after delivery clearly visible on the aft fuselage.
China Airlines’ latest Airbus A350-941 is B-18918 (msn 239) sports a hybrid scheme blending the manufacturer's 'carbon' livery with the airline's colours.
CHINA SOUTHERN Airlines has taken delivery of its initial A350-900, the first of 20 examples of the newest Airbus twin-aisle widebody to be received by the Guangzhou-based carrier.
Airlines such as Delta are optimistic about the prospects for recovery in 2021
Ethiopian Airlines has ordered ten more A350-900s to go with the 12 it already has on order and fuel the airline’s ambitious expansion plans.
Despite receiving new-generation Airbus A350-900s and Boeing 787s, Ethiopian's six Boeing 767-300ERs, recently upgraded with new lie-flat seats, will fly with Ethiopian for another five to six years.
Ethiopian Airlines’ first A350-900, ET-ATO (msn 40) departing Toulouse on a pre-delivery test flight.
The Spanish carrier Evelop Airlines has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A350-900s. The aircraft, EC-NBO (msn 293), is on lease from Air Lease Corporation. Based at Madrid-Barajas, it will be used by Evelop on routes to Caribbean destinations. The airline will receive a second A350-900 in 2020.
Seven A350-900s have now been delivered to Finnair, with another eight set to join the fleet by 2023.
By Q2 2016 Finnair expects to have five A350 XWBs in service, with 19 ordered in all.
A350 OH-LWA is the first of 19 A350-900s that will be delivered to Finnair over the next eight years.
Finnair’s first A350 XWB, OH-LWA, departs Paris Charles de Gaulle on one of the type’s crew familiarisation flights before service entry.
The initial Airbus A350-900 for French Blue, F-HREU (msn 5), was recently painted in the low-cost long-haul airline’s distinctive livery. This aircraft has been reregistered from F-WWYB; it was previously one of the five A350-900 test aircraft.
Iberia's initial A350-900 EC-MXV (msn 219), photographed prior to delivery while still with Airbus and wearing its F-WZNP test registration, is the first A350 with a new performance improvement package.
The Airbus A350-900 is part of a new generation of widebody aircraft helping carriers push the boundaries of long-haul flying. This Japan Airlines (JAL) example, JA01XJ (c/n 321), was delivered to the Tokyo-based firm in June last year
Lufthansa's first A350-941 D-AIXA (msn 74) photographed at Brescia, Italy during crew training. The airline took delivery of the jet, the first of 25 A350s it will receive, in December 2016 and it is due to start flying services with it on February 10.
Lufthansa is one of the big five European airlines which in January 2016 formed Airlines for Europe, a new Brussels-based lobbying association to create a single voice for the major players in the industry. Here A350-941 D-AIXC (msn 87) is pictured at Tel Aviv.
The Lufthansa Group has ordered 40 new twin-aisle widebody airliners for the group's airlines, numbering 20 Airbus A350-900s and 20 Boeing 787-9s.
Lufthansa's first A350-900, D-AIXA (msn 74), following roll-out from the paint shop at the Toulouse Final Assembly Line.
Malaysian Airlines has received its initial Airbus A350-900, 9M-MAB (msn 159), the first of six A350-900s that will serve the airline's long-haul and regional routes. Malaysian is the 17th A350-900 operator and it is the initial airline to put first class seats in an A350. There will be four such seats, along with 35 in business and 247 in economy.
Malaysia Airlines' second A350-941, 9M-MAC (msn 165), arriving at London Heathrow. The aircraft wears the logo of the Negaraku initiative, named after the country's national anthem, to promote unity and foster a spirit of patriotism. The livery is also applied to a Boeing 737-800 and a MASwings ATR 42-500.
Philippines Airlines use its six-strong fleet of A350-900s fly to New York from Manila
The first customer A350-900, Qatar Airways' A7-ALA, during the Doha launch event.
Qatar Airways was the first airline to put the A350-1000 into service in February 2018.
Airbus A350-941 A7-ALA (msn 006) for Qatar Airways was rolled out of the paint shop at Toulouse-Blagnac on October 2, 2014. It is the first A350 due to be delivered.
Qatar Airways was the first long-haul operator to use the new site
Qatar Airways connects Philadelphia with its vast route network at Doha. In September 2020, the airline resumed services to the Pennsylvania hub - following suspension by COVID-19 - with a four-times-weekly link using Airbus A350s
Airbus A350-1000 A7-ANA (msn 18) is the first of 37 examples that will be delivered to launch operator Qatar Airways.
Flaps can be adjusted to control airflow across the wings and achieve greater efficiency while cruising.
Maiden flight of Qatar Airways' A350-1000 A7-ANA (msn 088).
Twin jets are the focus for Qatar Airways
The A350’s low noise performance was showcased by A7-ALA at Heathrow, where the jet is pictured on finals.
Qatar Airways flies double-daily A350 services to Frankfurt, and in May started flying the type to Singapore.
Airbus A350-ULRs operate the world's longest flight between Singapore and New York/Newark
The first A350-900 for Singapore Airlines takes off from Toulouse on its maiden flight early in February 2016. The aircraft was due to have been handed over to the airline in a matter of weeks.
Singapore Airlines has seven Airbus A350-900ULRs
The milestone 10,000th Airbus delivery was the latest A350-900 for Singapore Airlines, 9V-SME (msn 54, ex F-WZFD).
Singapore Airlines' first A350-900 after roll-out from the Toulouse paint shop. Seven of the carrier's A350-900s will be delivered in the Ultra-Long Range configuration that Airbus announced in October 2015.
SIAEC is the maintenance arm of the Singapore Airlines Group and one of the largest MRO providers in the Asia-Pacific region
Brazil’s TAM Airlines has received its first Airbus A350-900 (msn 24, PR-XTA, ex-F-WZFS). The airline will initially operate the jet between Sao Paulo and Manaus before putting it on services to Madrid, Miami and Orlando. TAM is the fourth A350 operator after Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines and Finnair. Singapore Airlines is due to be next early in 2016.
The first A350-900 for TAM Airlines was one of 14 A350 XWBs delivered in 2015 - Airbus is planning to deliver 50 examples this year.
The initial A350 for TAM Airlines was rolled out of the paintshop in September 2015.
Vietnam Airlines will be the second A350 XWB operator. Its first aircraft, pictured here after painting, is due to be delivered to the carrier in June 2015.
The first Airbus A350-900 destined for Vietnam Airlines F-WZFI (msn 14, to become VN-A886), the second operator of the new twin-jet, conducted its maiden flight from Toulouse-Blagnac on June 1, 2015. It’s the first of 14 A350s that will be used by the airline. Following crew training the aircraft will initially be used on the Hanoi-Paris CDG route from September.
Seven Airbus A350-941s parked at Toulouse recently awaiting completion. The aircraft were F-WZGR (msn 246, to become B-LGF), F-WWAW (msn 251, to become B-LGG), F-WZNC (msn 260, to become B-LGI), F-WZFY (msn 283, to become B-LGK), F-WZFR (msn 299, to become B-LGL), F-WZFW (msn 320, to become B-LGM) and F-WZFN (msn 331, to become F-HYTA). All the aircraft are destined for Hong Kong Airlines, except Air France's first aircraft.
Самолет Beluga доставил крыло A350 для окончательной сборки в Тулузе. Полностью выполненное из композитов, крыло унифицировано для вариантов A350-800 и -900 и выпускается на заводе "Airbus" в Бротоне на севере Уэльса. Имея площадь 443 м2, оно является самым большим крылом, когда-либо изготовленным для однопалубного широкофюзеляжного самолета.
An A350-900 fuselage section being prepared for transport to the Final Assembly Line at Toulouse from the Saint-Nazaire factory.
Work continues on the Airbus A350 widebody airliner with the company moving ahead on the assembly of its first examples at the aircraft's new production line in Toulouse, south-west France. The A350 will replace the A330 airframe.
Finnair's first A350-900 on the Toulouse Final Assembly Line.
MSN5000 being rolled out of Station 40, the final assembly hall in Toulouse, in November 2012.
The A350 XWB Final Assembly Line's fuselage join-up station in Toulouse has moveable jigs to accommodate the different fuselage lengths for its A350-800, -900 and -1000 versions.
Первый A350 (еще без двигателей) выкатывают из нового цеха окончательной сборки для летных испытаний, Тулуза, 4 декабря 2012 года. Компания "Airbus" строит для летных испытаний пять самолетов.
MSN1, the first flight test A350, being moved at Toulouse to Station 18 for pressurisation, fuel tank and radio testing.
The first A350 XWB with completed wings emerged from Airbus' Roger Beteille Final Assembly Line in Toulouse on February 26, 2013 for outdoor ground testing.
Airbus' first A350 XWB moved to the next phase of ground testing with its transfer from the Final Assembly Line to Station 18, which is primarily dedicated to fuel, pressure, radio and navigation system evaluations.
MSN1's flight test crew comprised from the left: Peter Chandler Airbus chief test pilot, Emanuele Costanzo flight test engineer, Guy Magrin A350XWB project test pilot, Patrick du Che Head of Development Flight Tests, Fernando Alonso Head of Airbus Flight & Integration Test Centre and Pascal Verneau test flight engineer.
The first A350-1000 flight test crew: from left to right, Frank Chapman, Stephane Vaux, Patrick du Che, Gerard Maisonneuve, Emanuele Costanzo and Hugues van der Stichel.
A350-1000 wings in assembly at Broughton in North Wales.
Airbus' Getafe, Spain facility has produced its first A350-1000 horizontal tail plane for the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line in Toulouse.
Qatar Airways' first A350-1000 msn 088 rolls into station 50-01.
The initial Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long-Range) variant, Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) A350-941 msn 216 (9V registration to be confirmed), left the Toulouse final assembly line early in March 2018.
AIRBUS HAS started test-flying the latest A350 family variant, the A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range), which will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner.