Enhanced range and performance
Measuring nearly 74 metres from nose to tail, the A350-1000 is the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ all-new family of widebody jetliners, which is designed for high efficiency, maximum reliability and optimised performance.
In a typical two-class configuration, the A350-1000 seats a total of 369 passengers. Combined with a range of 8,000 nautical miles, this represents a significant revenue-generating advantage for operators. The aircraft also can be configured for a higher-density layout to accommodate up to 400 passengers.
The seating flexibility offered in economy class begins with a baseline nine-abreast configuration. Premium economy is created in an eight-abreast arrangement, while 10-abreast seating is available for high-density layouts – which are accommodated without the need for cabin modifications or floor reinforcement.
25% lower operating costs
As with the other A350 XWB Family members, the A350-1000 brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies to provide a 25 per cent step change in fuel efficiency compared to its current long-range competitor.
More than 70 per cent of the A350 XWB’s weight-efficient airframe is made from advanced materials combining composites (53 per cent), titanium and advanced aluminium alloys. This airliner’s innovative Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic fuselage also results in lower fuel burn as well as easier maintenance.
Powered by new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, the A350-1000 is designed to confront the challenges of rising fuel costs and environmental constraints.
Powering the A350-1000 will be higher-thrust Trent XWB engines from manufacturer Rolls-Royce, which will allow this largest member of Airbus’ A350 XWB Family to attain even greater levels of efficiency.
The engine will provide additional payload capability and range, along with 97,000 lbs. of thrust on takeoff – making it the most powerful engine ever developed for an Airbus aircraft. With these specially-tailored Trent XWB powerplants, the A350-1000 will be capable of supporting the development of long-haul routes for emerging markets such as Shanghai-Boston or Paris-Santiago, as well as more traditional flight segments as Manchester-Los Angeles or Dubai-Melbourne – all while burning 25 percent less fuel than its nearest competitor.
A COMFORTABLE, EFFICIENT CABIN
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 space for unmatched premium first class and business solutions. The A350 XWB also allows for high-comfort economy seating in a nine-abreast arrangement, with a generous 18-inch seat width.
The A350-1000 is scheduled to enter service in 2017.