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A350 XWB

25% lower fuel costs, no compromise on comfort

The A350 XWB is an all-new family of widebody aircraft offering 276-369 seats with its three passenger versions: A350-800, A350-900 and A350-1000. Scheduled to enter commercial service in early 2015 with global launch customer Qatar Airways, the A350 XWB will set a new standard of comfort and efficiency in its class, with 25 per cent lower fuel consumption compared to its current competitor.

It will also bring a new level of passenger comfort, with more personal space and 18-inch wide seats in economy. The A350 XWB has the flexibility to embrace growing passenger numbers.

A350 XWBs are part of the Airbus Widebody Family.

Shaping efficiency for the future of air travel

The A350 XWB twin-engine jetliner is shaping the future of air travel by offering a complete family of new-generation aircraft that is best suited to the market’s requirements for size, range, revenue generation, passenger comfort and the environment.

A true family covering the market with a single aircraft type.

25% lower operating costs

25 per cent step-change in fuel efficiency compared to its current long-range competitor
25 per cent step-change in fuel efficiency compared to its current long-range competitor

Airbus brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies in the A350 XWB to provide a 25 per cent step-change in fuel efficiency compared to its current long-range competitor. Contributing to this performance are the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines that power the A350 XWB family.

Over 70 per cent of the A350 XWB’s weight-efficient airframe is made from advanced materials, combining 53 per cent of composite structures with titanium and advanced aluminum alloys. The aircraft’s innovative all-new Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) fuselage results in lower fuel consumption, as well as easier maintenance.

One market-matching family

One market-matching family

The A350 Family provides true long-range capability with seating capacities from 200 to 400 passengers. This enables airlines to best match their A350 XWB fleets to route capacity demands, guaranteeing optimum revenue potential and excellent operating efficiency.  The aircraft family concept, proven by Airbus with its other jetliners, also ensures optimal efficiency through the A350 XWB’s commonality in engines, systems and spare parts, while also enabling pilots to fly all three versions with a single type rating. 

Airbus’ A350 XWB family consists of three versions (the A350-800, -900 and -1000) – each with flight ranges that give them a global reach. In a typical two-class configuration, the A350-800 will accommodate 276 passengers, while the A350-900 and the A350-1000 will seat 315 and 369 passengers, respectively.  All A350 XWB Family members can be configured for higher density layouts, which can offer up to 400 seats. 

Responding to the market’s call for additional payload and range, the A350-1000 will be equipped with more powerful Trent XWB engines – which will be fully optimised for this largest member of the A350 XWB Family.  The enhanced Trent XWB will deliver up to 97,000 lb. of thrust on takeoff, making it the most powerful engine ever developed for an Airbus aircraft.  This extra thrust – together with an increased aircraft takeoff weight capability of 308 tonnes – will enable operators to fly the A350-1000 some 250 nm. further with a full load of 369 passengers, or to carry approximately 4.5 extra tonnes of payload at a given range.

A comfortable & efficient cabin

Passengers will enjoy more headroom, wider panoramic windows and larger overhead storage space.
Passengers will enjoy more headroom, wider panoramic windows and larger overhead storage space.

The A350 XWB’s wide fuselage cross-section was designed for an optimum travel experience in all classes of service.  Passengers will enjoy more headroom, wider panoramic windows and larger overhead storage space.  With a cross-section of 220 inches from armrest to armrest, the jetliner’s cabin provides the widest seats in its category, being five inches larger than its nearest competitor.  In addition to providing the space for unmatched premium first class and business solutions, the A350 XWB allows for high-comfort economy seating in a nine-abreast arrangement, with Airbus’ standard 18-inch seat width. 

Rest areas for the flight crew– which are used in long-range operations – are located in the fuselage’s crown area, offering unequalled comfort without reducing overall revenue passenger seating capacity. Cabin crewmembers will utilise a rest facility in the A350 XWB’s rear fuselage that accommodates six to eight bunks. It has a full-height standing area, providing a comfortable zone that allows crews to prepare and dress more easily.

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Did you know?

Did you know?
  • The advanced wing design of the A350 XWB offers an optimized cruise speed of Mach 0.85
  • The A350 XWB Crew Rest Areas are above offering secure and private space the cabin, with no impact on the cabin. 
  • The A350 XWB will be the first Airbus to be over 50% composite