The first Airbus A350-900 Delta Air Lines was delivered
On July 13 2017, the first Airbus A350-900 Delta Air Lines was delivered. We know it's been a while since the news, but we can't miss it. We add it to the archive of the site. Why?
Because Delta Air Lines is the first carrier in North America with this type of aircraft in the fleet.
Airbus A350-900 Delta Air Lines
The new A350 Delta aircraft is configured in 3 classes and offers 306 seats: 32 seats in Delta One cabin, 48 seats in Delta Premium Select and 226 seats in the main cabin. At the same time, it is the first long-haul Delta Air Lines aircraft with an 2Ku connection for high-speed internet.
The aircraft will enter commercial service starting with 30 October 2017, with the first flight operated on the Detroit - Tokyo Narita route. Subsequently, Delta will fly with A350-900 aircraft to Seoul and Beijing, plus other destinations in Asia.
Delta officials hope the new aircraft Airbus A350-900 to improve up to 20% operating / seat costs compared to current Boeing 747-400 aircraft. We know that Airbus A350-900 aircraft are equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, which are much more fuel efficient.