Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range) Singapore Airlines

Airbus has announced the Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range) / Singapore Airlines will be the launch customer

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Following requests from the party Singapore Airlines, Airbus has decided to launch a new version of the aircraft Airbus A350-900 with greater autonomy. The new version will be called Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range) and will be able to fly for up to 19 hours, and the maximum distance served will be up to 8700 miles (16112.40 km).

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Airbus A350-900ULR

Singapore Airlines needs very long-range aircraft to reopen routes to Los Angeles and New York. In 2018, when the first Airbus A350-900ULR is expected to be delivered, the commercial flight on the route Singapore - New York it will be the longest non-stop in the world.

On 23 November 2013, Singapore Airlines has given up the longest nonstop route, Newark - Singapore (flight 19 hours and 15343km). About this decision made by Singapore Airlines, to give up the longest non-stop flights, I have been writing since January 2013. On 20 October 2013, Singapore Airlines also canceled the Los Angeles - Singapore route. These routes were served by Airbus A340-500 aircraft.

Singapore Airlines plans to relaunch direct flights to destinations in the United States and has decided to convert 7 A350-900 aircraft, from an order of 63, into the new Airbus A350-900ULR. He also placed a firm order for 4 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

A350-900ULR will be able to carry up to 165 000 liters of fuel in existing tanks, with 24 000 liters more than the standard version, will have MTOW (Maximum takeoff weight) of 280 tons and will benefit from some aerodynamic improvements. Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range) will offer the greatest flexibility in operational service, and the airlines will be able to reconfigure the planes according to the served destinations.

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