50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft ordered by Lufthansa

Download: Printable PDF Date: 13 Mar 2019 10:46 categories:
Publisher:
20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft ordered by Lufthansa - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group, the biggest Airbus operator, has signed an order for 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board. This latest agreement brings Lufthansa Group’s total orders for the A350 XWB to 45 with 12 aircraft already in operation around the world.

“The A350 meets all our expectations. The aircraft is extremely reliable and the feedback from our passengers is excellent," said Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board Lufthansa Group - Airlines Resources & Operational Standards. "We are delighted to be adding 20 more A350s to our fleet. The additional wide-body jets will help reduce our operating costs, improve the reliability of our long-haul fleet, improve our environmental performance and provide our passengers with the most modern cabins in their respective category with reference class travel comfort.”

“The A350 XWB consistently generates positive feedback from the airline community and we are very pleased to see our long-standing customer Lufthansa coming back for more aircraft,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “The A350 has set new standards for long haul flying, combining extra-long-range capability with the lowest seat mile cost of any large wide-body airliner and offering passengers the highest standards of comfort. Lufthansa was one of the first operators of the A350 and has been deploying the aircraft efficiently across its global network, becoming one of our best ambassadors for this great aircraft. Thank you Lufthansa - we are thrilled to see even more A350s flying in your colours.”

Lufthansa’s decision reinforces the Group’s status as Airbus’ largest airline customer and operator, with 674 Airbus aircraft on order (including the latest A350 order) and 574 Airbus aircraft in the Group’s current fleet (as of 31.12.2018) including 28 A220 Family, 420 A320 Family, 100 A330s / A340s, 12 A350s, and 14 A380s.

The A350 XWB is the world’s most modern and eco-efficient aircraft family shaping the future of air travel. It is the long-range leader in the large wide-body market (300 to 400+ seats). The A350 XWB offers by design unrivalled operational flexibility and efficiency for all market segments up to ultra-long haul (9,700 nm). It features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions. The A350 XWB’s Airspace by Airbus cabin is the quietest of any twin-aisle and offers passengers and crews the most modern in-flight products for the most comfortable flying experience.

At the end of February 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 852 firm orders from 48 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.



Loading comments for 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft ordered by Lufthansa...


Recommended

Qatar approval received for METROJET Hong Kong MRO

Congratulations Metrojet Limited!  MRO Business in Hong Kong has received approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) as an Approved Maintenance Organisation for Qatar-...

SWISS to create over 300 new jobs

SWISS will continue to create jobs in 2019 and 2020, and will be recruiting some 700 new personnel between now and the end of next March. The two further Boeing 777-300ERs which are set to join the SW...

Look at the First Fiji Airways A350 XWB rolled out of paint shop

Fiji Airways’ first A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse featuring the airline’s signature livery. The aircraft, an A350-900 leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises...

Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT...