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A350-1000

Video: BA Welcomes First A350-1000

British Airways (BA) has accepted its first Airbus A350-1000, making it the first operator of the larger variant in Europe. The maiden example, G-XWBA (c/n 326), touched down at the centenarian carrier’s London/Heathrow base on July 27 after a 24-hour

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Virgin’s ‘Flying Lady’ Retires

After 35 years’ service Virgin Atlantic is to retire its “Flying Lady” motif, which has adorned the airline’s aircraft since operations began in 1984. It is to be replaced with a “diverse range of men and women representing modern Britain”.

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Starlux Confirms A350 Order

Taiwanese start-up Starlux Airlines has signed a firm order for 17 Airbus widebodies. The new carrier, expected to begin services in 2020, has committed to five A350-900s and 12 of the larger -1000 variant. It also holds options for a

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Latest Pictures: Japan Airlines’ First A350

Final assembly of the first Airbus A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has started and the aircraft is now beginning to take shape at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility. Company engineers have completed the wing-to-fuselage join and the installation of the vertical

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Cathay Pacific Takes the Stretch

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific took delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 in a ceremony at the manufacturer’s Toulouse delivery centre. The jet, B-LXA (c/n 118), was delivered to the carrier’s home-base at Chek Lap Kok International Airport on June 20

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Qatar Airways Welcomes Maiden A350-1000

Launch customer Qatar Airways has taken delivery of the first Airbus A350-1000, A7-ANA (c/n 88).  The jet was handed over to the Doha-based carrier, which was also the first airline to fly the smaller A350-900, during a celebratory event at

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A350-1000 Certified

Following an intensive flight test programme Airbus has been awarded the type certificate for the A350-1000 by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration. The milestone was reached in less than a year, during which the aircraft’s

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More A350s for United

United Airlines has expanded its existing order for the A350 from 35 to 45 aircraft.  The US carrier has also switched variants from the -1000 to the -900.  Despite being a long-term Airbus customer, the aircraft will be United’s first

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Airbus Delivers 100th A350 XWB

Airbus is celebrating its 100th A350 XWB delivery, less than three years after it handed over the first example to launch customer Qatar Airways in December 2014.  Taiwan’s China Airlines has taken delivery of the milestone jet, B-18908 (c/n 121),

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New Technology Set to Shine in Paris

The aviation community will descend on Le Bourget next week for the 52nd International Paris Air Show, with a plethora of new aircraft set to take centre stage. Public debutants include Mitsubishi Aircraft Company’s MRJ90, Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 and

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