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Airbus A350-900  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 22 December 2014
Maiden Flight: 14 June 2013
Total Production: 803
Unitary Cost: USD$317 million
Also Known As: A350XWB Prestige and ACJ350 XWB
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: 1,249
Total Cost: USD$51 billion
Family Members: Airbus A350-1000, Airbus A350-800, 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 A350-900 will seat typically 285 passengers in a long range three class layout and have a range in excess of 7,500 nautical miles (13,900 kilometers). A350-900 is suitable on routes linking major European and US cities, cities in Asia/Pacific region and between European, Middle East, Asian and African cities. Airbus also projects that A350-900 will have a very appealing low seat mile costs in the most competitive market category. The new aircraft will be powered by two new generation General Electric engines (GEnx 72A1) that will provide greater fuel consumption efficiency than current commercial engines. Pilots already qualified for the A330 will be able to switch to the A350 without additional training.

On 6 October 2005 Airbus formally launched the A350 program following approval from the company's prime shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems. The A350 airplane received so far 140 firm order commitments from customers around the world. Airbus released that the new aircraft was going to be manufactured at the same facilities as the A340 and A330 airplanes but with aircraft components coming from partners in China, Russia and other countries. According to Airbus, the A350 segment would represent 3,300 airplanes sold in a 20 years period with the A350 airplane sharing 50 percent of the market. In parallel, Airbus announced that the A350 aircraft family would be powered by the newest Rolls Royce Trent 1700 (Trent 1711 model) engine in addition to the General Electric GEnx 1A.

Airbus A350-900 Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 314
Max Range: 13,900 kilometer (7,505 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 282 mps (1,015 kph)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 141,000 liter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Airbus A350-900 News

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019Air France-KLM Places Order for 10 Additional Airbus A350-900 Jetliners
Monday, November 18, 2019Emirates Places Order for 50 Airbus A350-900 Jetliners
Emirates Selects Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine to Power 50 Airbus A350-900s
Monday, May 20, 2019German Government Places Order for Three Airbus ACJ350-900 Jets
Thursday, May 2, 2019Fiji Airways Leases Two Airbus A350-900s from DAE Capital
Tuesday, March 19, 2019STARLUX Airlines Places Order for 12 Airbus A350-1000 and Five A350-900 Jetliners
Wednesday, March 13, 2019Lufthansa Places Order for 20 Airbus A350-900 Jetliners
Thursday, February 14, 2019Emirates Orders 40 Airbus A330-900s and 30 A350-900s While Slashing A380 on Order
Rolls-Royce Welcomes Emirates Agreement
Monday, October 1, 2018Qatar Airways Converts Five Airbus A350-900s into A350-1000s

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by TAM (27)
Airbus A350 XWB Prestige (1) managed by BAA Jet Management in Hong Kong for a private customer; Hong Kong Airlines (15); Cathay Pacific Airways (14); China Eastern Airlines (20); China Southern Airlines (20); Sichuan Airlines (10)
Aircraft ordered by Ethiopian Airlines (22)
Ordered by Finnair (19)
Aircraft ordered by Air France-KLM (35)
Aircraft ordered by Lufthansa (45); German government (3 ACJ350)
Aircraft ordered by Garuda Indonesia (30)
Aircraft ordered by Aer Lingus (6)
Aircraft ordered by Japan Airlines (18)
Aircraft ordered by ALAFCO (18); Kuwait Airways (10)
Aircraft ordered by Afriqiyah Airways (10); Libyan Wings (3)
Aircraft ordered by AirAsia X (10)
Aircraft ordered by Air Mauritius (4)
Aircraft ordered by Air France-KLM (?)
Aircraft ordered by Philippine Airlines (6)
Aircraft ordered by Qatar Airways (38)
Aircraft ordered by Singapore Airlines (67)
South Korea?
Aircraft ordered by Asiana Airlines (mix of 30 A350-800/900/1000)
Aircraft ordered by Grupo Marsans (10); Iberia (16)
Sri Lanka4
Aircraft ordered by SriLankan Airlines (4)
Aircraft ordered by SAS (8)
Aircraft ordered by China Airlines (14); STARLUX Airlines (5)
Aircraft ordered by Thai (4)
Aircraft ordered by Turkish Airlines (25)
United Arab Emirates131
Aircraft ordered by Emirates (80); MAZ Aviation (5 A350 Prestiges); DAE Capital (30); Etihad Airways (16)
United States of America113
Aircraft ordered by US Airways (4); ILFC; United Airlines (45); CIT Group (15); ALC (24); Delta Airlines (25)
Aircraft ordered by Vietnam Airlines (22)

Grand Total 80327
Propulsion Systems
GEnx 1B64x2
Trent XWBx2
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