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05 February 2014
Commercial Aircraft

A350 XWB makes debut at Doha

A350 XWB welcomed in Doha   1
Summary

First service readiness checks at Qatar Airways’ new hub

A350 XWB visits Qatar Airways in Doha
 

Airbus' next-generation A350 XWB made its first appearance at Doha's Hamad International Airport, as part of preparations for its planned 2014 service entry with launch customer Qatar Airways. This flight-test aircraft – designated MSN3 in Airbus' numbering system – stopped over in the Middle East on its way to the Singapore Airshow. Read less Read more

An A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN3) has made its premiere appearance at Doha’s new Hamad international airport, on its way to the Singapore Airshow. The visit is part of the Entry-into-Service preparations between Airbus and Qatar Airways, the A350 XWB launch customer, who will take delivery of its first A350 XWB in Q4 this year.
During the visit, the aircraft was welcomed by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker as well as government officials, eager to see the aircraft performing in Qatar’s skies.
The A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) is an all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions. The new Family, whose fuselage cross-section is optimized for full long-range passenger comfort in all classes, will bring a 25 percent step change in efficiency compared with existing aircraft in this size category. To date, the A350 XWB has won 812 orders from 39 customers worldwide.
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The A350 XWB made its premier appearance at Doha’s new Hamad international airport as part of the entry-into-service preparations between Airbus and Qatar Airways. Photo: Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker with Peter Chandler, Airbus Chief Test Pilot, and Mr. Issa Al Mohannadi – Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority

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Airbus entrega el primer A350-1000 al cliente de lanzamiento Qatar Airways

Airbus livre son premier A350-1000 à Qatar Airways, client de lancement

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