Enhanced range and performance
Measuring nearly 74 metres from nose to tail, the A350-1000 – scheduled to enter service in 2017 – 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 three-class configuration, featuring Airbus’ 18-inch-wide comfort Economy seats, the A350-1000 seats a total of 366 passengers. Combined with a range of 7,900 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 440 passengers.
Powering the A350-1000 will be higher-thrust Trent XWB engines from manufacturer Rolls-Royce, which will allow this largest A350 XWB to attain even greater levels of efficiency.
The engine will provide additional payload capability and range, along with 97,000 lbs. of thrust on take-off – 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.