The family approach
The A350 XWB is Airbus’ new-generation solution for the 250-400-seat jetliner market, which continues to experience strong growth worldwide. Offering a straightforward fleet philosophy, the A350 XWB is a single aircraft type available in three sizes.
These jetliners share common systems, spares and engines, and will be flown by pilots with a single type rating – providing unique advantages when compared to competing solutions composed of two families that are a generation apart.
A step-change in efficiency
The A350 XWB is an all new design that offers a 25 per cent reduction in seat mile costs.
One key design feature for such a step-change in economic efficiency – which is requested by the airlines – is the widespread use of lightweight composite material, which saves weight and reduces maintenance by eliminating corrosion and fatigue.
Also contributing to its improved economics are the A350 XWB’s state-of-the-art aerodynamics, the latest-generation engines with the lowest fuel consumption and emissions, along with efficient and proven systems with integrated modular avionics.
Global market coverage
Emerging countries are driving the world economy and lead to new major traffic flows. Such traffic flows, like those between the Northern and Southern hemispheres, confirm that new aircraft need true long-range capabilities. With a range capability of up to 8,500 nautical miles, the A350 XWB is best positioned to match the current and future long-haul market requirements.
More seats and comfort
The A350 XWB’s extra-wide cabin is sized for current and future market needs in terms of capacity and seating layouts. As demand increases, more seats are required on twin-aisle aircraft, while the evolution of trends in passenger comfort leads to seats with more personal space. In response to changes, the A350 XWB can offer more seats with more comfort. Thanks to its 220-inch cabin cross-section from armrest to armrest, the A350 XWB can accommodate a nine-abreast configuration in standard economy class, while maintaining 18-inch seat width for economy passengers – as with any other Airbus aircraft.
Orders & deliveries
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