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Airbus A350-1000  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Maiden Flight: 24 November 2016
Total Production: 171
Unitary Cost: USD$359 million
Origin: France, Germany and United Kingdom
Corporations: Airbus*, Spirit AeroSystems (centre fuselage frame) and Thales (avionics)   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Airbus A350 XWB
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 22 December 2014
Maiden Flight: 14 June 2013
Total Production: 1,004
Total Cost: USD$51 billion
Family Members: Airbus A350-800, Airbus A350-900, Airbus A350-900F and Airbus A350-900ULR
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Description: The Airbus A350 due to enter service in first half of 2010 will complement the Airbus A330/A340 family of wide-body commercial aircraft. The new airliner is close to the twin-engine A330 commercial aircraft and will be available in two different versions: A350-800 and A350-900. The seating-capacity of A350 will be the same of A330 but offering extended range suitable for international routes. Furthermore, Airbus will complete its product line range with an aircraft that matches Boeing 7E7 capabilities.

BAE Systems and EADS gave the go ahead for Airbus to offer the A350 airplane to airlines around the world on December 10, 2004. Despite at that time it was still in the early concept phase, it received positive response from many Airbus customers. The new aircraft will offer maximum of operational commonality with existing A330/A340 aircraft. According to EADS and BAE Systems joint statement, future demand for the A350 type could be 3,100 aircraft over the next 20 years. Airbus claims that A350 can get at least 50 per cent.

The Airbus A350 will incorporate some of the cutting-edge technologies, materials and manufacturing processes; such as Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) and aluminum-lithium alloys; which are being developed for the A380 SuperJumbo allowing higher efficiency in the production and operation. The aircraft will use a new nacelle and a pylon design initially developed for the A380. Seating-capacity will vary from 245 to 285 passengers. Through this launch Airbus expects to speed up sales of commercial aircraft and overall company profit due to the increased revenues coming from additional sales.

On 17 July 2006, Christian Streiff Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) launched a new family of aircraft based on the A350 design. The new family known as A350 XWB, Extra Wide Body, was bearing that name for Extra Comfort, Extra Efficiency and going the Extra mile for customers. In addition to A350-800 and -900 models, Airbus committed three new models: two airliners and a dedicated freighter. The seating capacity for both -800 and -900 models boosted to 270 and 314 passengers respectively. The A350-900 entry into service date was delayed from 2010 to 2012. The A350-1000 extra wide body airliner will have a seating capacity of 350. With a range of 8,500 nautical miles and a cruise speed of Mach 0.85 these three models will form the basis of A350 XWB aircraft family.

Beyond 2012, Airbus expects to deliver the A350-900R ultra long-range aircraft based on the -900 model. The A350 XWB product line will be complete by the A350-900F freighter variant. XWB airplanes will offer wider cross section, allowing for wider seats, wider aisles and more head and shoulder clearance. Twenty percent cabin humidity and wider panoramic windows will further enhance the passenger experience. Airbus estimates that next-generation engines will make the A350 up to 30 percent fuel efficient over current existing aircraft and approx. 6 percent over the 787 Dreamliner. Furthermore, these models will feature lower noise and lower emissions compliant with the most stringent environmental requirements.

The A350-1000 is the largest airplane in the A350 XWB family and is expected to enter service by 2013 powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines each rated at 92,000-lb of thrust on takeoff. The enhanced A350-1000 is powered by two High Thrust Trent XWB engines offering a payload-range capability to perfectly support the development of long haul-routes for emerging markets such as Shanghai-Boston or Paris-Santiago, as well as more traditional ones like Manchester-Los Angeles or Dubai-Melbourne. The enhanced A350-1000 is planned to enter service by mid-2017.

Airbus A350-1000 Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 350
Performance
Max Range: 15,900 kilometer (8,585 nautical mile)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 282 mps (1,015 kph)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 308 ton (679,012 pound)
Thrust: 194,000 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Airbus A350-1000 News

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Thursday, December 22, 2016Iran Air and Airbus Sign Deal for 100 Airbus Jetliners
Thursday, November 24, 2016Aibus A350-1000 Successfully Completes its Maiden Flight
Monday, July 11, 2016Virgin Atlantic Places Order for Eight Airbus A350-1000s
Virgin Atlantic Selects Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 Engines to Power 12 A350-1000s
Thursday, January 28, 2016Iran Air Signs Agreement for 21 Airbus A320, 24 A320neo, 27 A330, 18 A330neo, 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380 Jetliners
Thursday, November 5, 2015Airbus A350-1000 Trent XWB-97 Engine Starts Flight Testing Phase
Tuesday, July 15, 2014Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 Engine Runs for First Time
Wednesday, June 11, 2014Airbus and Emirates Agree to Cancel Order for 70 A350 XWB Airliners
Tuesday, April 8, 2014Rolls-Royce Starts Assembly of First Higher-thrust Trent XWB Engine
Friday, December 20, 2013Air Caraibes Places Firm Order for Three Airbus A350-1000 Jetliners

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
China26
Aircraft ordered by Cathay Pacific (26)
Guadeloupe3
Aircraft ordered by Air Caraibes (3)
Iran16
Aircraft ordered by Iran Air (16)
Japan13
Aircraft ordered by Japan Airlines (13)
Qatar37
Aircraft ordered by Qatar Airways (37)
South Korea?
Aircraft ordered by Asiana Airlines (mix of 30 A350-800/900/1000)
United Arab Emirates10
Aircraft ordered by Emirates (20) but cancelled in June 2014; Etihad Airways (10)
United Kingdom26
Aircraft ordered by British Airways (18); Virgin Atlantic (8)
United States of America40
Aircraft ordered by ALC (5); United Airlines (35)

Grand Total 1719
Propulsion Systems
Trent XWB-97x2
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