Follow the initial Airbus A350-900 aircraft for global launch customer Qatar Airways through the manufacturing process – from delivery of components to the final assembly line in Toulouse, France to its maiden flight in autumn 2014. The video also highlights the “Xtra” that makes the difference for this Airbus next-generation widebody jetliner – including its spacious and comfortable cabin, use of advanced composite materials along with the aircraft’s highly-efficient and quiet Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
The five test and development A350-900s took to the skies for a formation flight in September 2014, bringing together all of the aircraft used for Airbus’ successful campaign leading to certification of this latest Airbus widebody jetliner
Airbus marked a significant industry milestone with delivery of the first A350 XWB jetliner, which was received 22 December 2014 by launch customer Qatar Airways. This video clip includes highlights from before, during and after the high-profile handover ceremony in Toulouse, France. To replay the uncut version of the live webcast, including the press conference and the ceremony, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D7sX1HNBV8
The Airbus A350 XWB is shaping the future of air travel by offering a new-generation aircraft that is best suited to the market’s requirements for size, range, revenue generation, passenger comfort and the environment. Key details related to the A350 XWB are highlighted in this video clip.
This video compilation highlights key steps in the Airbus A350 XWB programme that led up to delivery of the first customer aircraft – which was received by Qatar Airways during a ceremony on 22 December 2014. These milestones include the programme’s launch, production activities for the new-generation jetliner, the first flight and test campaign, certification and more.
The no. 1 A350 XWB was in the spotlight for its handover to Qatar Airways at Airbus’ delivery centre, located adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France