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28 February 2017
Commercial Aircraft

Air Caraïbes takes delivery of its first A350-900, opening up a new era in air transport to the French Caribbean

A350 900 Air Caraibes Take off
Air Caraïbes A350-900 1st Delivery MASTERFILMS
28 February 2017

Air Caraïbes A350-900 1st Delivery

On 28 February 2017, Air Caraïbes took delivery of its first A350-900 to become the 11th operator worldwide to receive this environmentally-friendly, new-generation widebody aircraft. The delivery ceremony was attended by management from Air Caraïbes, Airbus, engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and Aercap. Pictured from left to right are: Marc Rochet, Air Caraïbes CEO– Jean-Paul Dubreuil, President of Air Caraïbes– Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President – Head of Programmes– Eric Schulz, President – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce– and Philip Scruggs, President & Chief Commercial Officer, Aercap

A350 900 Air Caraibes Take off P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS
28 February 2017

A350 900 Air Caraibes Take off

Incorporating the superior levels of comfort and well-being offered by Airbus’ A350 XWB, Air Caraïbes’ initial A350-900 is configured in a three-class layout with 389 seats – comprising 18 in Premium Business, 45 in Premium Economy and 326 in the main cabin

A350 900 Air Caraibes wing close up P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS
28 February 2017

A350 900 Air Caraibes wing close up

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB jetliner joins the carrier’s existing fleet that includes four A330-300s and one A330-200

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_ details 4 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
21 February 2017

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_ details 4

Air Caraïbes’ milestone first A350 XWB is highly recognisable in its colourful airline livery. The aircraft was delivered on 28 February 2017, and is being operated by Air Caraïbes on lease from AerCap

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_ details 3 Airbus, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
21 February 2017

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_ details 3

Airbus’ A350 XWB aircraft features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, as well as new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines – which together help the aircraft provide unrivalled levels of operational efficiency

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_details 1 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
21 February 2017

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_details 1

Air Caraïbes’ initial A350 XWB routes will include Paris to Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_ details 2 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
21 February 2017

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_ details 2

Air Caraïbes became the eleventh worldwide carrier to take delivery of this highly efficient member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_ details 5 Airbus, PIGEYRE Pascal - MasterFilms
21 February 2017

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_ details 5

The distinctive logo of Air Caraïbes is adorned on the carrier’s first A350 XWB jetliner, which was delivered on 28 February 2017

 
28 February 2017

Highlights: First A350 XWB delivery for Air Caraïbes

The delivery of Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB jetliner – an A350-900 version leased from AerCap – is shown in this video, highlighting the special ceremony held in Toulouse, France. It included speeches from top management at Air Caraïbes, AerCap, Rolls-Royce and Airbus.

 
23 February 2017

In the making: Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB

On 28 February 2017, Air Caraïbes took delivery of its first A350-900 to become the 11th operator worldwide to receive this environmentally-friendly, new-generation widebody aircraft.

With this latest delivery, Air Caraïbes becomes the first French airline to operate the A350 XWB. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on 28 February. It will take off at 14:00 heading for Paris Orly Sud before embarking on its first commercial flight to Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France on 2 March. 

This A350-900 can accommodate 389 passengers in a three-class configuration, (18 in Business, 45 in Premium Economy and 326 in Economy). The exceptional comfort and quietness of the ‘Airspace by Airbus’ cabin, combined with its new lighting system – much appreciated by passengers for the way it reduces the effects of jet lag – strengthen the sense of wellbeing and relaxation on long-haul flights.

Air Caraïbes plans to operate its A350 XWB alongside the A330s it already has in service on its Paris French Caribbean routes.

The A350 XWB benefits from the latest technological and aerodynamic innovations offering an unprecedented level of operational efficiency while significantly cutting its environmental footprint. Its fuselage and wings are made of carbon fibre and it is powered by the new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. 

To date, orders for 821 A350 XWBs have been placed with Airbus by 44 customers around the world, making this one of the most successful programmes ever in the long-range aircraft segment. 

A350 900 Air Caraibes Take off  
28 February 2017 A350 Family

Incorporating the superior levels of comfort and well-being offered by Airbus’ A350 XWB, Air Caraïbes’ initial A350-900 is configured in a three-class layout with 389 seats – comprising 18 in Premium Business, 45 in Premium Economy and 326 in the main cabin

Air Caraïbes A350-900 1st Delivery  
28 February 2017 A350-900

On 28 February 2017, Air Caraïbes took delivery of its first A350-900 to become the 11th operator worldwide to receive this environmentally-friendly, new-generation widebody aircraft. The delivery ceremony was attended by management from Air Caraïbes, Airbus, engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and Aercap. Pictured from left to right are: Marc Rochet, Air Caraïbes CEO– Jean-Paul Dubreuil, President of Air Caraïbes– Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President – Head of Programmes– Eric Schulz, President – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce– and Philip Scruggs, President & Chief Commercial Officer, Aercap

Air Caraïbes’ first A350 XWB_details 1  
21 February 2017 A350 Family

Air Caraïbes’ initial A350 XWB routes will include Paris to Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France

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