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30 May 2016
Commercial Aircraft

Cathay Pacific Airways becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

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24 March 2016

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Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways, which has 48 A350 XWBs on order, received the first of its new-generation jetliners – an A350-900 version – in late May 2016

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23 March 2016

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Cathay Pacific Airways has ordered 22 A350-900s – the first of which is seen in this close-up photo – along with 26 of the longer-fuselage A350-1000 versions for operation on long- and medium-haul services

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Cathay Pacific Airways_A350-900 first flight 1 Airbus, DOUMENJOU Alexandre - Masterfilms
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24 March 2016

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The first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways completed its maiden flight, taking off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France on 24 March 2016

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23 March 2016

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Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways will begin A350 XWB operations in 2016 with the A350-900 version, to be joined by the longer-fuselage A350-1000

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23 March 2016

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The A350 XWB’s Rolls-Royce Trent XWB, which is seen here on Cathay Pacific Airways’ no. 1 A350-900, is one of the world’s most efficient large engines for commercial jetliners

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23 March 2016

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Cathay Pacific Airways is among the top A350 XWB customers, with 22 A350-900 and 26 A350-1000 versions on order

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Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to operate the world’s latest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The airline’s first aircraft featuring the carrier’s new livery has arrived at its home base in Hong Kong. 

Cathay Pacific has configured its A350-900 with a premium three class layout with a total of 280 seats, comprising 38 in Business Class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 28 in Premium Economy and 214 in the main cabin. After an initial period flying on regional routes, Cathay Pacific’s A350-900 will begin long haul operations later this year. 

Altogether Cathay Pacific 48 A350 XWB on order, including 22 A350-900s and 26 of the larger A350-1000s.

The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. The spaciousness, quietness, beautiful interior and mood lighting in the cabin contribute to superior levels of comfort and well-being, setting new standards in terms of flight experience for all passengers.

To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 798 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 42 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

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Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways, which has 48 A350 XWBs on order, received the first of its new-generation jetliners – an A350-900 version – in late May 2016

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The A350 XWB has been especially successful in the Asia-Pacific region, where major airlines have ordered the jetliner, including Cathay Pacific Airways

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