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New A350-1000 makes its debut in Thailand

Author: Angelos Restanis / Date: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:08
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Airbus displays latest version of its new long range widebody in Bangkok.

Bangkok – The new Airbus A350-1000 has arrived in Bangkok for the first time for a demonstration flight and a ground display. Following its arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the aircraft took off for a special 1-hour flight this afternoon with representatives from the government, airlines, aviation authorities and members of the press.

This aircraft visit in Bangkok is part of a three-week Demonstration Tour that is bringing the A350-1000 test aircraft across the Asia-Pacific region.

The A350-1000 is Airbus latest and largest widebody in the twin-aisle category. With a 7-meter longer fuselage, the A350-1000 space for premium cabin products is 40% larger than its smaller sibling the A350-900. The A350-1000 accommodates 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, featuring Airbus’ 18-inch-wide Comfort Economy class seats. It is a truly long-range aircraft with a range of 8,000nm (14,800 km) at entry into service, enabling non-stop service from Bangkok to Europe or North America.

With its Airspace cabin the A350-1000 offers the latest in cabin design and technology for the best passenger experience. Featuring a spacious and remarkably quiet cabin the A350-1000 brings new level of comfort and ambiance with the most modern entertainment service available in the air.

The A350-1000 is showing high level of commonality with the entire Airbus product line and, in particular, with the A350-900 with 95% common systems part numbers and same Type Rating. The A350-1000 features a modified wing trailing-edge, new six-wheel main landing gears and more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. As the A350-900, the A350-1000 brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies for a 25 per cent step change in operating cost compared to previous generation competitor aircraft.

The A350-1000 being displayed, MSN065, is one of the three Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft and is equipped with a fully functional cabin (40 business class, 36 economy plus class and 219 comfort economy class seats).

The A350 XWB Family has been especially successful in the Asia-Pacific region, where 14 major airlines have ordered a total of 287 aircraft, representing one third of the 854 orders recorded so far worldwide. Carriers from the region already flying the A350-900 for their long haul operations include: Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International and Vietnam Airlines.

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Angelos Restanis

Angelos is the news editor for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). His role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. He currently studies Communication, Media & Culture in Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens.