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16 October 2014
Commercial Aircraft

Qatar Airways’ first A350 XWB completes its maiden flight

Qatar Airways’ no. 1 A350 XWB first flight_5
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16 October 2014

Qatar Airways’ no. 1 A350 XWB first flight_5

The no. 1 A350 XWB jetliner for global launch customer Qatar Airways – which has 43 A350-900s and 37 A350-1000s on order – takes to the skies for the first time prior to its delivery

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16 October 2014

Qatar Airways’ no. 1 A350 XWB first flight_3

Qatar Airways is scheduled to become the world’s first A350 XWB operator – with Airbus’ first planned A350-900 delivery targeted for later this year

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16 October 2014

Qatar Airways’ no. 1 A350 XWB first flight_4

Marking the first time an Airbus A350-900 aircraft configured for a customer has taken to the sky, Qatar Airways’ no. 1 A350 XWB jetliner performs its initial flight

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16 October 2014

Qatar Airways’ no. 1 A350 XWB first flight_1

The first customer A350 XWB aircraft, which is planned for delivery to Qatar Airways this year, completed its maiden flight

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16 October 2014

Qatar Airways’ no. 1 A350 XWB first flight_2

Following its first flight, the initial A350 XWB customer aircraft will continue its production phase – including cabin completion and further ground and flight tests – before Airbus’ delivery to global launch customer Qatar Airways

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Summary

First customer aircraft takes to the sky

 
19 October 2016

A350 XWB: The “Xtra” flight experience

With Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner, it’s the “Xtra” that makes the difference in delivering superior comfort aloft for passengers in all classes of service. This next-generation widebody aircraft delivers “xtra:” comfort with the company’s 18-inch wide seat standard, more storage space, wide panoramic windows, a relaxing and quiet cabin lit by LED mood lights and the latest in-flight entertainment options.

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19 October 2016

Airbus’ A350 XWB offers “Xtra” innovation

The many innovations onboard the next-generation A350 XWB aircraft are designed to increase the efficiency of the airlines operating it. These include the jetliner’s advanced aerodynamics and airframe – which is comprised of 53 per cent composite materials – along with a state-of-the-art a flight deck, the latest cabin features and more.

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The first customer A350-900 which will be delivered to Qatar Airways has successfully completed its maiden flight. The flight was the first time an A350 XWB configured for a customer has taken to the sky. Following the successful flight, Qatar’s A350 XWB will continue its production phase before delivery; this includes cabin completion as well as further ground and flight tests.
Qatar Airways will become the first operator of the A350 XWB when it takes delivery of its first aircraft later this year. The airline has 80 A350s on order, including 43 A350-900 and 37 of the larger A350-1000 models. With a cross-section of 220 inches from armrest to armrest, the A350’s cabin provides the widest seats in its category, offering its passengers a unique experience of space and comfort.
The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range product line and the newest member of  Airbus' leading widebody family. The A350 XWB stands out in its class thanks to its combination of passenger comfort, technological innovation and its unique industrial process. Built hand-in-hand with our customers, the A350 XWB sets new standards in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide.
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The no. 1 A350 XWB jetliner for global launch customer Qatar Airways – which has 43 A350-900s and 37 A350-1000s on order – takes to the skies for the first time prior to its delivery

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