First Airbus A350-1000 will take off on Thursday, 24 November 2016
If the weather permits, the first Airbus A350-1000 will take off on Thursday, 24 November 2016, on the inaugural flight. It is scheduled for local time 10: 30, and its duration will be approximately 4 hours. Airbus has not yet officially communicated on this subject. We will keep an eye on this flight and will come back with information!
Airbus A350-1000 is the second model of the A350 XWB family. The first was A350-900, which entered operational service in December 2014, alongside Qatar Airways.
If the certification program will be respected, the premiums 5 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft will also be delivered to Qatar Airways (launch company), between October 2017 - February 2018.
Airbus A350-1000 - assembly
Airbus A350-1000 - painting
Airbus A350-1000 - engine mounting
Airbus A350-1000 It measures 74 meters in length, being the longest aircraft developed by Airbus. As a comparison, Airbus A380 measures 72.72 meters in length. A350-1000 will be able to carry up to 366 passengers in a standard configuration with 3 classes, and the flight range will be over 12700 kilometers. Compared to the "younger brother", the Airbus A350-1000 will have 3 decks on each leg of the main landing gear.
If we take a look at the orders, this model is successful. It has not yet been launched in operational service and has already been closed orders for 195 units. Among the most notable orders: Qatar Airways (37 of airplanes); Etihad Airways (22); LATAM Airlines Group (18); Japan Airlines (13); Asiana Airlines (10); Aer Lease Corporation (9); Virgin Atlantic (8) and Air Caribbean (3).