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China Airlines becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.  CAL’s A350-900 is configured with a premium three class layout with a total of 306 seats, comprising 32 in Premium Business class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 31 in Premium Economy and 243 in the m...

China Airlines’ first A350 XWB takes to the skies

The first A350 XWB for China Airlines (CAL) has completed its maiden flight over the skies of Toulouse in South West France. The aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive livery will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground and flight tests. This first A350-900 for China Airlines is scheduled for delivery in the coming weeks. China Airlines has 14 A350-900s on...

China Airlines’ first A350 XWB ready to start ground and flight tests

The first A350 XWB for China Airlines (CAL) has rolled out from cabin furnishing & engine installation at the Airbus Toulouse Final Assembly Line. The aircraft is now ready to proceed to further ground and flight testing. This first A350-900 for CAL is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2016. China Airlines has 14 A350-900 on order. The aircraft is expected to be deployed on t...

Boeing, China Airlines Celebrate Delivery of World's First Co-Branded 777

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and China Airlines yesterday celebrated the delivery of the world’s first co-branded 777 during a ceremony in Everett, marking the carrier’s 10th 777-300ER (Extended Range). “We are delighted to celebrate 100 years of Boeing by working together with Boeing to accomplish the first co-branded livery 777-300ER,” said Steve Chang, Vice President of Corporate...

Step Inside China Airlines' Extravagant New Airbus A350

China Airlines are stepping up their game in the latest images for their new Airbus A350 fleet. Decked out in luxury, the airline will begin flights from Taipei to Europe at the end of this year in the new planes. It’s the inside of the jet that will capture the most attention though. Designed by Taiwanese designer Ray Chen, the new A350s follow suit with Chen’s p...