Airbus A350

Airbus A350-941 F-WWCF

The Airbus A350 (Airbus response to the Boeing 787) is based on the A330, but with substantial improvements to boost range. It offers a maximum of operational commonality with the current A330/A340 line – including Common Type Rating with the A330.

New technologies used in the Airbus A350 are taken from other Airbus programs, mainly the A380. Airbus proven expertise in the development and application of composites and innovative new materials will be used to incorporate a high percentage of lightweight structural materials, such as Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) and aluminum-lithium alloys. For example, the A350 wing will be largely manufactured using CFRP. Furthermore, the Airbus A350 wing will deliver exceptional low and high-speed efficiency thanks to cutting-edge design and manufacturing techniques and the integration of  droop nose’ technology from the A380.

The Airbus A350 will further enhance Airbus’ reputation for providing the most comfortable long-range cabins in the sky, featuring solid-state lighting technology to enable maximum customization and passenger comfort, and full compatibility with the latest generation In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems. Cabin services will be controlled through the unique Airbus Cabin Intercommunication Data System (CIDS). Both versions of the aircraft may be fitted with spacious crew rest facilities for up to two pilots and eight cabin crew, facilities which have already proved successful on A340-500/-600 aircraft currently in service.

Airbus A350 time-line:

  • October 2004 – further information filtering through indicated that Airbus is planning two A350 variants, based on the fuselage lengths of the A330-200 (250 seats) and the A330-300 (295 seats).
  • December 10, 2004 – Airbus has received approval from its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems to begin making firm commercial offers to launch customers for two new members of its wide-body Family.
  • October 6, 2005 – Following approval by its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems, Airbus has formally launched the new passenger long-range A350 aircraft, for which it has already received 140 firm order commitments from nine world-renowned customers.

A350-800:

  • Overall length:  60.54 m.
  • Height:  17.05 m.
  • Fuselage length:  58.9 m.
  • Fuselage height:  6.09 m.
  • Cabin width (between armrest):  5.59 m.
  • Cabin length:  n/a
  • Wing span:  64.8 m.
  • Wing area:  443 m2
  • Sweep (25% chord mid-wing):  31.9 degrees
  • Wheelbase:  24.86 m.
  • Track:  10.6 m.

Basic operating data:

  • Engines:  Rolls Royce Trent XWB
  • Thrust:  75,000 lb. slst
  • Typical seating (level 0):  270
  • Range (w/max. passengers:  15.400 m.
  • Typical cruise speed:  0.85 Mach. / 1041 km/h
  • Ceiling:  13186 m.
  • LD3 Capacity Underfloor:  28
  • Max. pallet number underfloor:  9
  • Bulk hold volume:  11,3 m3

Design weights:

  • Max. ramp weight:  248.9 tonnes
  • Max. take-off weight:  248 tonnes
  • Max. landing weight:  185 tonnes
  • Max. zero fuel weight:  173.5 tonnes
  • Max. fuel capacity:  129.000 litre

Airbus A350-900:

  • Overall length:  73.88 m.
  • Height:  17.05 m.
  • Fuselage length:  72.3 m.
  • Fuselage height:  6.09 m.
  • Fuselage width:  5.96 m.
  • Cabin width (between armrest):  5.59 m.
  • Cabin length:  n/a
  • Wing span:  64.8 m.
  • Wing area:  443 m2
  • Sweep (25% chord mid-wing):  31.9 degrees
  • Wheelbase:  33.1 m.
  • Track:  10.7 m.

Basic operating data:

  • Engines: Rolls Royce Trent XWB
  • Thrust:  93,000 lb. slst
  • Typical seating (level 0):  350
  • Range (w/max. passengers:  14.800 m.
  • Typical cruise speed:  0.85 Mach. / 1041 km/h
  • Ceiling:  13200 m.
  • LD3 Capacity Underfloor:  44
  • Max. pallet number underfloor:  11
  • Bulk hold volume:  11,3 m3

Design weights:

  • Max. ramp weight:  298.9 tonnes
  • Max. take-off weight:  298 tonnes
  • Max. landing weight:  228 tonnes
  • Max. zero fuel weight:  213 tonnes
  • Max. fuel capacity:  156.000 litres

A350-1000:

  • Overall length:  66.89 m.
  • Height:  17.05 m.
  • Fuselage length:  65.3 m.
  • Fuselage height:  6.09 m.
  • Fuselage width:  5.96 m.
  • Cabin width (between armrest):  5.59 m.
  • Cabin length:  n/a
  • Wing span:  64.8 m.
  • Wing area:  443 m2
  • Sweep (25% chord mid-wing):  31.9 degrees
  • Wheelbase:  28.67 m.
  • Track:  10.6 m.

Basic Operating data:

  • Engines:  Rolls Royce Trent XWB
  • Thrust:  84,000 lb. slst
  • Typical seating (level 0):  314
  • Range (w/max. passengers:  15.000 m.
  • Typical cruise speed:  0.85 Mach. / 1041 km/h
  • Ceiling:  13186 m.
  • LD3 Capacity Underfloor:  36
  • Max. pallet number underfloor:  11
  • Bulk hold volume:  11,3 m3

Design weights:

  • Max. ramp weight:  268.9 tonnes
  • Max. take-off weight:  268 tonnes
  • Max. landing weight:  205 tonnes
  • Max. zero fuel weight:  192 tonnes
  • Max. fuel capacity:  138.000 litres

(stats. 31-12-2016)

Total orders

Total deliveries

A350-800

16

A350-900

580 15

A350-1000

181

Total

777 15

 

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