Airbus A350 XWB

family of long-range, wide-body jet airliners

The Airbus A350 XWB (XWB standing for Extra Wide Body) is a type of airplane built by European aerospace company Airbus. It is a wide-body, long-ranged aircraft. The plane is able to carry between 300 and 410 passengers in a 3-class configuration. On January 15, 2015, the A350-900 entered service with Qatar Airways, and the A350-1000 on February 24, 2018 with the same airline.[7]

A350
An Airbus A350 over Paris–Le Bourget Airport 2015
Role Wide-body jet airliner
National origin Multinational[1]
Manufacturer Airbus
First flight 14 June 2013[2]
Introduction 15 January 2015 with Qatar Airways[3]
Status In service
Primary users Singapore Airlines
Qatar Airways
Cathay Pacific
Delta Air Lines
Produced 2004-present[4]
Number built 509 as of 30 November 2022

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Variants

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A350-900 (A359/359)

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The A350-900 is a wide-body, twin-engined aircraft made by Airbus. It is the shortest plane in its family, which holds 300-350 passengers in a three-class configuration. This plane is the first of its family.[8]

A350-900ULR

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The A350-900ULR is the upgraded version of the A350-900, which "ULR" stands for Ultra Long Range. Its larger fuel tanks allow for a longer range of 9,700 nm. The first operator of the type is Singapore Airlines in 12 October 2018.

A350-1000 (A35K/351)

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The A350-1000 is a wide body twin engined aircraft made by Airbus. It is the lengthened version of the A350-900 that is 7 meters longer than the A350-900, and can hold 350-410 passengers when arranged in a three-class configuration.[9]

Specifications

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Airbus A350 Characteristics
Model A350-900/-900ULR A350-1000 A350F
Cockpit crew Two
Seating 315 (48J+267Y) 369 (54J+315Y) 11
Max limit 440 480
Cargo capacity 36 LD3 or 11 pallets 44 LD3 or 14 pallets 40 upper deck containers + 30 lower deck LD3
Overall length 66.8 m (219.2 ft) 73.79 m (242.1 ft) 70.8 m (232.2 ft)
Wing 64.75 m (212.43 ft) span, 31.9° sweep
Aspect ratio 9.49 9.03
Wing area 442 m2 (4,760 sq ft) 464.3 m2 (4,998 sq ft)
Overall height 17.05 m (55 ft 11 in) 17.08 m (56 ft 0 in)
Fuselage 5.96 m (19.6 ft) width, 6.09 m (19.98 ft) height
Cabin width 5.61 m (18 ft 5 in), 5.71 m (18 ft 9 in), 9-abreast seat: 18 in (46 cm)
MTOW 283 t (623,908 lb)

ULR: 280 t (620,000 lb)

319 tonnes (703,000 lb)
Max payload 53.3 t (118,000 lb)

45.9–56.4 t (101,300–124,300 lb)

67.3 t (148,000 lb) 111 t (245,000 lb)
Fuel capacity 140.8 m3 (37,200 US gal)

110.5 t (244,000 lb) ULR: 170 m3 (44,000 US gal)

158.8 m3 (42,000 US gal)

124.65 t (274,800 lb)

OEW 142.4 t (314,000 lb) typical

134.7–145.1 t (297,000–320,000 lb)

155 t (342,000 lb) dry 124.4 t (274,000 lb)

131.7 t (290,000 lb)

MEW 115.7 t (255,075 lb) 129 t (284,000 lb)
Engines (2×) Rolls-Royce Trent XWB
Max thrust (2x) 84,200 lbf (374.5 kN) 97,000 lbf (431.5 kN)
Cruise speed Mach 0.85 (488 kn; 903 km/h; 561 mph) Typical,

Mach 0.89 (513 kn; 950 km/h; 591 mph) Maximum

Range 8,300 nmi (15,372 km; 9,600 mi) 8,700 nmi (16,100 km; 10,000 mi) 4,700 nmi (8,700 km; 5,400 mi)
Takeoff (MTOW, SL, ISA) 2,600 m (8,500 ft)
Landing (MLW, SL, ISA) 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
Service ceiling 43,100 ft (13,100 m) 41,450 ft (12,630 m)
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References

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  1. Final assembly in France
  2. "Airbus Airbus A350 makes maiden test flight". BBC. 14 June 2013. Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. "A350 enters service as Qatar jet heads for Frankfurt". Flight International. 15 January 2015. Archived from the original on 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  4. "German Airbus A350 XWB Production commences" (Press release). Airbus S.A.S. 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  5. "Orders and deliveries | Airbus". www.airbus.com. 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  6. "Airbus delivers its 500th A350" (Press release). Toulouse: Airbus. 30 September 2022.
  7. "A350 Family". www.airbus.com. Retrieved 2023-06-22.
  8. "A350-900 | A350 | Aircraft | Airbus Aircraft". aircraft.airbus.com. 2021-10-05. Retrieved 2023-06-22.
  9. "A350-1000 | A350 | Aircraft | Airbus Aircraft". aircraft.airbus.com. 2021-10-05. Retrieved 2023-06-22.