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30 August 2016
Commercial Aircraft

Thai Airways International becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_7
THAI A350 XWB first flight_2 MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE Herve - MasterFims
12 August 2016

THAI A350 XWB first flight_2

The maiden flight of Thai Airways International (THAI)’s first A350 XWB is a major milestone in the production process that allows the aircraft to proceed to the final phase of production

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_14 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
30 August 2016

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_14

Top management from Airbus, Thai Airways International, CIT and Rolls-Royce marked the milestone first A350 XWB aircraft for the carrier. Pictured from left to right are: Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce President – Civil Aerospace– Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer– Charamporn Jotikasthira, Thai Airways International’s President– and Jeff Knittel, President, CIT Transportation & International Finance

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_3 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
30 August 2016

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_3

THAI’s first A350 XWB jetliner has 321 seats configured in a premium two-class layout, including 32 in THAI’s Royal Silk Class and 289 in the main cabin

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_4 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
30 August 2016

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_4

The initial A350 XWB jetliner for Thai Airways International (THAI) has 32 seats, which are fully convertible to lie-flat beds, in the Royal Silk Class cabin – along with 289 seats in the main cabin

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_6 Airbus, DOUMENJOU Alexandre - Masterfilm
30 August 2016

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_6

The no. 1 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft for THAI is a state-of-the-art aircraft that features a contemporary design aligned with THAI’s signature Royal Orchid Service

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_2 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
30 August 2016

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_2

Airbus delivered the no. 1 A350 XWB jetliner for Thai Airways International (THAI) on 30 August 2016, with the aircraft being operated on lease from US-based CIT

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_1 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
30 August 2016

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_1

On 30 August 2016, Thai Airways International (THAI) became the world’s eighth A350 XWB operator following handover of the first of 12 of these highly efficient widebody jetliners set to join the carrier’s fleet

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_5 Airbus, DOUMENJOU Alexandre - Masterfilm
30 August 2016

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_5

THAI’s first A350 XWB will operate on regional services between Bangkok and Chiang Mai for an initial period. The aircraft wll be deployed on long-haul flights – starting with the Bangkok to Melbourne route – soon thereafter

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_7 Airbus, DOUMENJOU Alexandre - Masterfilm
30 August 2016

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_7

In total, THAI plans to acquire 12 Airbus A350 XWB jetliners, four directly from the aircraft manufacturer and another eight under lease agreements

 
21 October 2016

Delivery of Thai Airways International’s first A350 XWB

During a delivery ceremony held 30 August 2016, Thai Airways International (THAI) became the eighth operator to receive Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner – which features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. The carrier’s no. 1 aircraft is on lease from U.S.-based CIT. This video highlights key moments from the handover event.

Thai Airways International (THAI) has become the eighth operator of the A350 XWB, following the delivery today of the first of 12 aircraft set to join the carrier’s fleet. The aircraft delivered today is being operated on lease from US-based CIT.

THAI has configured its A350-900 with a premium two class layout with a total of 321 seats, comprising 32 THAI’s Royal Silk Class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, and 289 in the main cabin.After an initial period flying on regional services between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the aircraft will be deployed on long haul flights soon thereafter, starting with the Bangkok-Melbourne route.

Altogether THAI has acquired 12 Airbus A350 XWBs. Four of these are being purchased directly from Airbus, with the other eight aircraft being acquired under lease agreements.

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 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 43 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

For more information about THAI’s first A350 XWB, please visit the Airbus’ dedicated website: http://www.a350xwb.com/delivery/thai-airways/

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_14  
30 August 2016 A350-900

Top management from Airbus, Thai Airways International, CIT and Rolls-Royce marked the milestone first A350 XWB aircraft for the carrier. Pictured from left to right are: Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce President – Civil Aerospace– Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer– Charamporn Jotikasthira, Thai Airways International’s President– and Jeff Knittel, President, CIT Transportation & International Finance

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_7  
30 August 2016 A350-900

In total, THAI plans to acquire 12 Airbus A350 XWB jetliners, four directly from the aircraft manufacturer and another eight under lease agreements

First A350 XWB delivery to THAI_6  
30 August 2016 A350-900

The no. 1 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft for THAI is a state-of-the-art aircraft that features a contemporary design aligned with THAI’s signature Royal Orchid Service

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