Airbus delivers 100th A350XWB

Airbus delivers 100th A350XWB

Airbus has delivered its 100th A350 XWB, an A350-900 to China Airlines.

This delivery comes 30 months after the aircraft’s initial delivery to Qatar Airways in December 2014.

Fabrice Bregier, Airbus COO and president commercial aircraft said: “The 100th A350 XWB milestone comes as we reach our fastest widebody production ramp-up, on track to meet the target of 10 A350 deliveries per month by the end of 2018,” said

“We are especially proud to deliver today’s aircraft to our long-standing customer China Airlines. The A350 is setting new standards for long haul air travel in terms of efficiency and comfort, thus being the perfect aircraft for China Airlines to expand its long-haul network.”

The A350 XWB widebody family has received 847 firm orders from 45 customers globally and has been delivered to 14 airlines so far. China Airlines currently operates six A350s and considers the aircraft a “key asset to its fleet”.

Nuan-shuan Ho, chairman of China Airlines said: “China Airlines is happy to be receiving the 100th A350 XWB, this remarkable new aircraft has not only met, but exceeded our expectations at every level.

“This includes operational efficiency, the step-change reduction in fuel consumption and the in-flight comfort standards it offers our passengers. Worldwide demand for air travel will continue to grow strongly, especially on long haul routes linking Asia with Europe and North America. The A350 XWB is one of the key assets in our fleet and will be the basis for the development of our long haul route network.”

The upcoming A350-1000 is scheduled for certification and delivery in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Alex Baldwin
By Alex Baldwin July 27, 2017 11:25