Airbus A350-900

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The A350 is Airbus’ first aircraft employing primarily carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer in its fuselage and wings. Initially conceived as a development of the A330 fuselage, the A350 was ultimately redesigned with a wider fuselage cross section in addition to a new wing, tail and cockpit, and this redesigned version was formally launched in 2006.

The A350-900 is designed to carry 325 passengers over 8,000 nautical miles, therefore competing with the Boeing’s 777-200ER and Dreamliner, whilst also replacing the A340-300. A long-range (LR) variant is also under development which will allow Singapore Airlines to reintroduce direct flights between Singapore and the United States. (These routes were previously flown on all-business-call-configured A340-500s.)

As of May 2016, operators of the A350-900 include Finnair, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.

Fuselage Length (m) 66.8
Tail Height (m) 17.1
Wingspan (m) 64.8
Max Take Off Weight (lb) 617,300
Max Range (nm) 8,100 NM
Max Operation Mach No 0.89
Max Configuration 440
Typical Configuration 325
Engines 2
Engine Models RR Trent XWB
Primary Operators Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Finnair