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07 October 2015
Commercial Aircraft

Kiitos! Airbus says thank you to Finnair

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A350 XWB_Finnair first delivery 14 Airbus, DOUMENJOU Alexandre - MasterFilm
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07 October 2015

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Finnair – which received its first A350 XWB on 7 October 2015 – became the first customer to commit to the aircraft type in 2007 with an order for 19 A350-900s

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07 October 2015

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Delivery of the first Finnair A350 XWB is celebrated on 7 October 2015 with a special message – “Kiitos” – which is Finnish for “thank you”

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07 October 2015

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Finnair flight crew members give a big “thumbs up” after the delivery ceremony for this carrier’s no. 1 A350 XWB on 7 October 2015

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07 October 2015

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Finnair’s first A350 XWB – delivered 7 October 2015 – will form the backbone of this carrier’s long-haul fleet at a time of strategic importance for the airline

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07 October 2015

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The delivery ceremony for Finnair’s no. 1 A350 XWB was followed by a special visit inside the milestone jetliner

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07 October 2015

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Finnair’s first A350 XWB, delivered on 7 October 2015, is configured in a premium three-class layout with 297 seats – comprising 46 Business Class, 43 Economy Comfort and 208 Economy

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07 October 2015

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Finnair – which received its first A350 XWB on 7 October 2015 – became the first customer to commit to the aircraft type in 2007 with an order for 19 A350-900s

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A350 XWB_Finnair first delivery 16 Airbus, DOUMENJOU Alexandre - MasterFilm
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07 October 2015

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It was a celebratory mood as Finnair received its initial A350 XWB from Airbus, with delivery occurring 7 October 2015 in Toulouse, France

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07 October 2015

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Marking the delivery of Finnair’s first A350 XWB on 7 October 2015 are (from left-to-right): Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier– Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo– and Eric Schulz, President – Civil Large Engines, Rolls-Royce

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05 October 2015

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Finnair – which has 19 A350 XWBs on order – is a long-standing customer operating an all-Airbus fleet

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05 October 2015

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The A350 XWB, of which Finnair has 19 on order, is Airbus’ all-new family of widebody aircraft that is shaping the future airline operations

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The delivery of MSN0018 on 7 October made Finnair the A350 XWB’s first European operator.

There was a crackle of excitement in the air as Finnair took delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. Working closely with Airbus, the Nordic carrier had been preparing the handover for ten years. “Today heralds an exciting chapter in our history,” CEO Pekka Vauramo said. “The A350 XWB is the future of flying. This is the moment we have been waiting for.”

The airline became the first to commit to the type in 2007 with an order for 19 A350 900s. The delivery makes it the A350 XWB’s third operator. “Ties between our two companies are becoming even stronger,” commented Fabrice Brégier. “I must thank Finnair for giving the A350 XWB such firm support.”

The aircraft will form the backbone of Finnair’s long-haul fleet at a time of strategic importance for the airline. It has ambitious plans to double passenger numbers to Asia by 2020, making Helsinki Europe’s gateway to the Far East.

CEO Vauramo added that the A350 XWB would “take customer comfort to a new level” with its spacious, elegant cabin and mood lighting that “can even mimic the Northern Lights.”

Passengers can also enjoy inflight WiFi. The aircraft’s 25% step change in fuel efficiency would translate into “huge” CO2 reductions,” Mr Vauramo said.

The aircraft prepares for entry into service during October, operating on European routes. It’s scheduled to fly its first long haul mission in late November, from Helsinki to Shanghai. Other Asian destinations will soon follow.

“This is the beginning of a new era for Finnair,” said Maija Ignatius, Finnair’s A350 XWB Chief Purser. “Everything is new and rethought for modern flying. I believe passengers can sense the excitement and pride as we work in the new airplane. I’m honoured to call the A350 XWB my work place. The experience of flying will be redefined!”

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Finnair – which received its first A350 XWB on 7 October 2015 – became the first customer to commit to the aircraft type in 2007 with an order for 19 A350-900s

 
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