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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by TLspotting » 12 Dec 2019, 13:40

Air France accelerates its fleet renewal and orders an additional 10 Airbus A350-900s

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... a350-900s/
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Post by TLspotting » 13 Dec 2019, 21:42

Qantas selects Airbus A350-1000 for Project Sunrise
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qant ... t-sunrise/
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Post by sn26567 » 29 Dec 2019, 16:04

Another year flies by with great success! To wrap up the amazing year of 2019, Qatar Airways is celebrating with a very special delivery of four new Airbus A350 in a span of just four days!

And they are not flying back to Victorville, Toulouse or Hamburg right after delivery :mrgreen:

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Post by OO-JFP » 31 Dec 2019, 15:06

And they are not flying back to Victorville, Toulouse or Hamburg right after delivery :mrgreen:
It's not my intention to jeopardize this topic but isn't that a bit of a stupid remark?
Do you know the reason why they headed back to the US? I guess not…
And as far as I know, there are also a couple of Etihad A350-1000's stored in BOD, straight from the factory.

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Post by TLspotting » 31 Dec 2019, 15:19

OO-JFP wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 15:06
And they are not flying back to Victorville, Toulouse or Hamburg right after delivery :mrgreen:
It's not my intention to jeopardize this topic but isn't that a bit of a stupid remark?
Do you know the reason why they headed back to the US? I guess not…
And as far as I know, there are also a couple of Etihad A350-1000's stored in BOD, straight from the factory.

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The reason is not 100% sure but it can be cabin layout... (and maybe in Qatar some administrative stuff)
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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by lucas » 31 Dec 2019, 15:26

OO-JFP wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 15:06
And they are not flying back to Victorville, Toulouse or Hamburg right after delivery :mrgreen:
It's not my intention to jeopardize this topic but isn't that a bit of a stupid remark?
Do you know the reason why they headed back to the US? I guess not…
And as far as I know, there are also a couple of Etihad A350-1000's stored in BOD, straight from the factory.

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OO-JFP
But Etihads planes are there because of financial problems at Etihad. Totally different situation...
But you are right 1bout the first part of your comment.

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Post by sn26567 » 31 Dec 2019, 15:46

OO-JFP wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 15:06
And they are not flying back to Victorville, Toulouse or Hamburg right after delivery :mrgreen:
It's not my intention to jeopardize this topic but isn't that a bit of a stupid remark?
Do you know the reason why they headed back to the US? I guess not…
And as far as I know, there are also a couple of Etihad A350-1000's stored in BOD, straight from the factory.

Cheers,
OO-JFP
You might have realised that most comments in social media about flying seven Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from Payne Field to Doha, and immediately thereafter to Victorville, are negative. What a waste of fuel and what a disastrous effect on climate and on the public opinion!

If the reason is administrative or financial (for Boeing to record the sale in 2019 instead of 2020, or any other reason that I don't know), the administrative rules are stupid: it would have been much more efficient to send the planes directly from Everett to Victorville.
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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by Desert Rat » 31 Dec 2019, 17:00

To get ownership, A/C's need to go through customs process in some countries, and that needs to be achieved with the A/C physically at the entrance port (airport), where custom are approved for such process.

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Post by sn26567 » 13 Jan 2020, 22:21

Airbus has revealed cancellations for 33 A350-900s, including eight from Hong Kong Airlines and 10 from Synergy Aerospace (Brazil). Another 15 were removed from the batch of 23 aircraft allocated to unidentified customers.
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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by Passenger » 22 Jan 2020, 19:55

On 20th Jan 2020, a British Airways A350-1000 suffered a hard landing at Tel Aviv:
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/inte ... v-airport/

The Aviation Herald has now downgraded its report from initial qualification Accident (significant damage) to Incident (safety relevant event):
http://avherald.com/h?article=4d23c7df&opt=0

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Post by sn26567 » 01 Feb 2020, 23:57

Airbus to reportedly drop its A350 production to nine per month due to slowing orders for the plane. No timetable was disclosed.
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Post by TLspotting » 10 Feb 2020, 20:27

Lufthansa has appeared to reduce its A350-900 order total from 45 to 43, based on the Airbus orders update for January 2020.
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Post by sn26567 » 27 Feb 2020, 22:11

Airbus is moving ahead with the development of a freighter version of the A350 and would formally launch the programme once it secures a charter order.
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Post by TLspotting » 29 Feb 2020, 13:15

Aeroflot takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/aero ... -a350-900/
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Post by TLspotting » 10 Mar 2020, 20:15

Qantas has asked Airbus for an extension to a March 2020 end deadline to order up to 12 A350-1000s.
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