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 long-ranged aircraft with two engines and a wide body. It is said that the plane is able to hold and transport 250-350 passengers in a first class, business class, and economy class or a normal 3-class setting. On January 15, 2015, the A350-900 entered service with Qatar Airways, and the A350-1000 on February 24, 2018 with the same airline.

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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 2010–present[4]
Number built 509 as of 30 November 2022



Variants include:

  • A350-900 (A359)
    • A350-900ULR


The A350-1000 is a wide body twin engined aircraft made by Airbus. It can hold more than 400 passengers when arranged in an all economy class configuration.[7] It is currently operated by Qatar airways and Cathay Pacific.[8] Soon other airlines will use this aircraft such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Its first flight was on the 24 November 2016.



  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". 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  6. "Airbus delivers its 500th A350" (Press release). Toulouse: Airbus. 30 September 2022.
  7. "A350-1000". Airbus. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  8. Gubisch, Michael (2018-06-19). "PICTURES: Cathay Pacific receives its first A350-1000". Retrieved 2019-05-06.