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25 July 2016
Commercial Aircraft

THAI’s first A350 XWB takes to the skies

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25 July 2016

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The no. 1 A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) completed its maiden flight over the skies of Southwest France in July 2016

The first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) has completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France. The aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive livery will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground and flight tests.
Altogether, THAI will acquire a total of 12 A350-900s with four on direct order and eight on lease. The airline will be able to operate these aircraft on long range as well as on selected regional services.
The A350 XWB is the world’s latest generation airliner and the newest member of Airbus’ modern, comfortable & efficient widebody product family. It features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB 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.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 43 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.
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The no. 1 A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) completed its maiden flight over the skies of Southwest France in July 2016

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