“The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, twin-engine wide-body jet airliners developed by European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The A350 is the first Airbus aircraft with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer.[7] Its variants seat 280 to 366 passengers in typical three-class seating layouts.[8] The A350 is positioned to succeed the A340, and compete with the Boeing 787 and 777.

The A350 was originally conceived in 2004, pairing the A330‘s fuselage with new aerodynamics features and engines. In 2006, Airbus redesigned the aircraft in response to criticism from several major prospective customers and renamed it the A350 XWB (extra wide body). Development costs are estimated at €11 billion (US$15 billion or £9.5 billion).[9] As of December 2016, Airbus had received 818 orders for A350s from 43 customers worldwide.[5] The prototype A350 first flew on 14 June 2013 from Toulouse, France. Type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency was received in September 2014 and certification from the Federal Aviation Administration two months later. On 15 January 2015, the A350 entered service with Qatar Airways, the type’s launch customer.”

Role Wide-body jet airliner
National origin Multi-national[1]
Manufacturer Airbus
First flight 14 June 2013[2]
Introduction 15 January 2015 with Qatar Airways (-900)[3]
Status In service
Primary users Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Finnair
Produced 2010–present[4]
Number built 64 as of 31 December 2016[5]
Unit cost
A350-800: US$275.1 million[6]
A350-900: US$311.2 million[6]
A350-1000: US$359.3 million[6]

Specifications:

Model A350-900[189] A350-1000[190]
Cockpit crew Two
Seating 325 (typical)[129]
315 (48B+267Y)
440 (maximum)
366 (typical)
369 (54B+315Y)[191]
387 (2-class)[192]
440 (maximum)[190]
Overall length 66.8 m (219 ft) 73.78 m (242.1 ft)
Wingspan 64.75 m (212.4 ft)
Aspect ratio 9.49
Wing area 442 m2 (4,760 sq ft)[110] ≈460 m2 (5,000 sq ft)
Wing sweep 31.9°[113]
Overall height 17.05 m (55.9 ft) 17.08 m (56.0 ft)
Fuselage width 5.96 m (19.6 ft)
Seat width 18.0 in (45.7 cm) in standard 9-abreast economy
16.8 in (42.7 cm) in 10-abreast high density economy[193]
Fuselage height 6.09 m (20.0 ft)
Cabin width 5.61 m (18.4 ft)
Maximum takeoff weight 280 t (617,000 lb) 308 t (679,000 lb)
Maximum landing weight 207 t (456,000 lb) 233 t (514,000 lb)
Maximum zero fuel weight 195.7 t (431,000 lb) 220 t (485,000 lb)
Manufacturer’s empty weight 115.7 t (255,100 lb)[194]
Operating empty weight 134.7–145.1 t (297,000–320,000 lb)[113] 155 t (341,700 lb)[155]
Cargo capacity, maximum 36 LD3 or 11 pallets 44 LD3 or 14 pallets
Cruise speed, typical Mach 0.85 (488 kn)
Cruise speed, maximum Mach 0.89 (513 kn)[113]
Range, maximum
(with passengers and baggage)
15,000 km (8,100 nmi)[129]
16,120 km (8,700 nmi) (-900ULR)[140]
20,000 km (10,800 nmi) (ACJ350)[146]
14,800 km (7,990 nmi)
Take off run, SL ISA 2,200 m (7,200 ft)[128]
Landing distance at SL, ISA 1,966 m (6,450 ft)[128]
Maximum fuel capacity 140,795 l (37,200 US gal)[195]
165,000 l (43,600 US gal)[140] (-900ULR)
156,000 l (41,200 US gal)
Service ceiling 43,100 ft (13,100 m)[195]
Engines (2×) RR Trent XWB
Maximum thrust capability 374.5 kN (84,200 lbf)[195] 432 kN (97,100 lbf)
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