Airbus A350-1000 has received standard certification from EASA and FAA
Following an intensive testing campaign, which lasted less than a year, A350-1000 received standard certification from EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.
The EASA certification document for A350-1000 was signed by the certification director, Trévor Woods, and the FAA certification document was signed by FAA International Department Manager Bob Breneman. Both certificates have been delivered to Airbus!
Airbus A350-1000 has received type certification
Type certification is required for the aircraft to enter commercial service. This attests to the fact that the aircraft is capable of operating flights in Europe and America, but also globally.
This certification comes after an intense in-flight testing campaign. The aircraft structure and systems were pushed beyond the design limits to ensure that the aircraft successfully met all airworthiness criteria.
The three A350-1000 aircraft, which were used in the test campaign, are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines and have successfully accumulated over 1.600 flight hours.
Airbus A350-1000 is the largest aircraft in the A350 XWB family and is similar in proportion to 95% with its smaller brother, A350-900. A350-1000 is longer and can accommodate 40 more passengers than A350-900 (in a standard configuration with 3 classes).
Together with A350-900, the A350-1000 models the future of air travel, offering an unprecedented level of efficiency and unmatched comfort in its "Airspace" cabin.
With its additional transport capacity, the A350-1000 is perfectly suited for some of the busiest routes. To date, 11 customers on 5 continents have ordered 169 from A350-1000 aircraft.
The launch customer for Airbus A350-1000 will be Qatar Airways. The Airbus target includes the delivery of the first A350-1000 by the end of this year.