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Post by TLspotting » 04 May 2019, 18:13

2 A359 ordered by Fiji Airways via DAE Capital.
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Post by sn26567 » 05 May 2019, 17:40

TLspotting wrote:
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2 A359 ordered by Fiji Airways via DAE Capital.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/fiji ... -operator/
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Etihad first A35K arrived from Hamburg
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Post by sn26567 » 15 Aug 2019, 16:00

Airbus is in final talks with multiple airline customers ahead of a formal launch of the A350-1000ULR.
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Post by Passenger » 06 Oct 2019, 09:21
Air France’s “monoply” for Bamako is one 787 on a triangle flight: Paris-Bamako-Abidjan-Bamako-Paris (AF520/AF521).
Flights are now operated by the brand new Air France A350, since 07 October 2019

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Post by sn26567 » 19 Oct 2019, 22:08

Airbus begins listing the A350-1000 with a MTOW of 319 tonnes, a higher figure than previously listed. The range increases to 8,700nm, in hopes of meeting the bid for Qantas' Project Sunrise.
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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by BrightCedars » 18 Nov 2019, 11:37

Seems EK is pushing A359 order from 30 to 50 (or 80?) and might be dropping A339.

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Post by luchtzak » 18 Nov 2019, 14:35

BrightCedars wrote:
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Seems EK is pushing A359 order from 30 to 50 (or 80?) and might be dropping A339.
Indeed, --> https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/emir ... -a350-900/

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Post by sn26567 » 18 Nov 2019, 21:35

Airbus and General Electric are in preliminary talks of an upgraded GEnx-based engine for possible future A350 variants (a so-called A350neo).
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Post by sn26567 » 25 Nov 2019, 18:56

Airbus to repair to a British Airways A350-1000 after it was damaged in the paint shop during production. Delivery is set for December 2019.
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Post by TLspotting » 30 Nov 2019, 18:03

Scandinavia’s SAS takes delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB
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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by sn26567 » 02 Dec 2019, 20:57

Airbus obtains EASA approval to raise the maximum passenger number on the A350-1000 from 440 to 480.

OMG! Sardines?
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Post by Matt » 03 Dec 2019, 08:54

sn26567 wrote:
02 Dec 2019, 20:57
Airbus obtains EASA approval to raise the maximum passenger number on the A350-1000 from 440 to 480.

OMG! Sardines?
I was afraid this might happen. Like be B777, it's perfectly feasible to put a 10 across in an A350 :(

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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by Desert Rat » 03 Dec 2019, 15:08

Increasing capacity by increasing exit door (size?) in case of evacuation, but not only....
I guess they will redesign monument location in the cabin, retrieve some space from lavatories/galley, crew rest compt, push sidewalls closer to fuselage skin, move aft pressure bulkhead backwards one or two frame to gain maximum floor space in the cabin.
For the operators it will be a serious alternate option to the 777x...if not a better option.

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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by sn26567 » 07 Dec 2019, 16:16

Lessor Avolon (Ireland) has dropped four A350-900s from its total order of 14, while adding 10 more A330-900s to reach 37.

Is the A330neo better from an economic point of view than the A350?
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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by Desert Rat » 07 Dec 2019, 16:36

Probably , it suits more their particular operation/ request from.customer.
Cheaper too...

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Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Post by DeltaWiskey » 07 Dec 2019, 18:38

sn26567 wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 16:16
Lessor Avolon (Ireland) has dropped four A350-900s from its total order of 14, while adding 10 more A330-900s to reach 37.

Is the A330neo better from an economic point of view than the A350?
It depends. The trip cost of an A330neo is lower than for an A350, so when the demand isn't there to fill up an A350 regularly, it can make more sense to operate an A330neo. The A350-900 is around 12-15% bigger than an A330.

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