50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

The stretch version of the A350 expected in 2017

Download: Printable PDF Date: 05 Sep 2016 15:40 category:
Publisher:
The stretch version of the A350 expected in 2017 - Manufacturer publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: Aeronewstv

This is Airbus’ new weapon to compete with Boeing’s 777: the A350-1000. After passing through the paint hall at the end of July, the aircraft will carry out its first test flight before the end of the year.

The main difference with the current Airbus A350, the -900, which has been in service since January 2015, is its load capacity. At 22ft longer, the -1000 can carry 41 more passengers. The catalogue price is therefore 13% higher. The range, however is nearly identical.

Another difference the A350-1000 has compared to its little brother is the main landing gear which is re-inforced with twelve wheels instead of eight. The engines are more powerful too. It is programmed to enter service in the second half of 2017. It’s unclear at this stage who the launch customer will be.

As for the -800, the latest addition to the A350 family, which seats 280 passengers, it is still on offer in the Airbus catalogue but could well never see the light of day because most of the clients who signed up for this version have converted their orders to the A350-900 or to the A330neo.

Image result for A350-1000



Loading comments for The stretch version of the A350 expected in 2017...


Recommended

The Russian Helicopters are preparing digital production of helicopters in Ulan-Ude

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation)  is creating the technological production model of the Ka-226T helicopters at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. The digi...

Oriens Aviation moves into Pilatus PC-12 MRO support with Avalon Aero London Biggin Hill acquisition

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive Pilatus Centre for the British Isles, has reinforced its commitment to the world's best-selling single engine turboprop (SET), the Pilatus PC-12, and the growing SET...

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery

Signature livery a nod to A350XWB paint scheme Marignane, France, The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed a...

For Third Consecutive Year Deer Jet wins as “World’s Leading Private Jet Charter”

The World Travel Awards (WTA), the travel industry’s leading awards programme, reunited hundreds of leaders representing the best of the world’s hospitality for a glamorous night at the JW...