The Airbus A350-1000 has taken the skies
Airbus A350-1000 is the answer to Boeing 777
This model from the European firm is already carrying out test flights. The first, in Toulouse, (France) lasted four hours and fifteen minutes, taking off and landing at that city’s airport.
With this model, Airbus aims to abolish the giant Boeing 777. According to the statistics presented by Fabrice Brégier (the executive in charge of Airbus commercial aircraft), it uses 25% less fuel per seat than the 777-300ER (more efficient engines, its weight is 20 tons less and it has a flight range of some 14,700 kilometers, some 830 kilometers more).
The best publicity is the 49 already in operation (version A350-9000) since their commercial debut in January 2015, they have already transported 4.5 millions of passengers.
Essentially, the A350-1000 differs only by being 7 meters longer (its total length is 73.78 meters) and as a result of which can accommodate 40 more supplementary seats. It is the longest model of the Airbus fleet and the most powerful two-engined aircraft, powered by the Trent XWB-97 reactors by Rolls Royce.
There are 3 prototypes being tested and they have already received orders of 198 units, where the first of these aircraft will be for Qatar Airways.
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