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A350-900

Delta Receives First North American A330neo

Launch customer for the type, Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A330-900 from an order for 35 examples. The jet, N401DZ (c/n 1915) was handed over at Toulouse on May 23 and made a non-stop delivery flight

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First Look: Japan Airlines Airbus A350 Painted

Japan Airlines’ first new build Airbus aircraft has been rolled out of the paintshop at Toulouse/Blagnac. The A350-900 is the initial example from an order for 31, consisting of 18 -900 and 13 -1000 variants. The aircraft, which seat 369

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Evelop Airlines Receives First A350 XWB

Evelop Airlines, the Spanish carrier of Barceló Group’s Avoris travel division has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A350-900s. The aircraft, EC-NBO (c/n 293), was handed over on March 28 at the manufacturer’s Toulouse, France facility and will

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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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First Ultra Long-Range A350 Delivered

Launch customer, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the first A350-900 Ultra Long-Range (ULR) at a ceremony in Toulouse. The jet, 9V-SGA (c/n 220) is one of seven the carrier has on order and is configured in a two-class

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Double Chinese Delivery

Airbus has handed over the first A350-900s to Air China and Sichuan Airlines in a double celebration at its Toulouse facility. The flag carrier is the first Chinese airline to receive the A350 XWB following the delayed validation of the

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Iberia Receives First XWB

Spanish flag carrier Iberia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900.  The aircraft, EC-MXV (c/n 219), the first of 16 A350-900s the carrier has on order, was handed over at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Toulouse, France on June

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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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Airbus Launches A350 ULR Certification

Airbus has embarked on the flight test programme for the ultra long-range (ULR) variant of the A350 XWB Family.  The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft, F-WZNY (c/n 216), made its maiden flight on April 23 and is now working to certify

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Turkish Places Widebody Orders

Turkish Airlines has signed for up to 60 widebody aircraft, placing orders with both Boeing and Airbus.  The Istanbul-based carrier has signed firm deals for 25 airframes plus five options, for both the 787-9 Dreamliner and the A350-900. The carrier

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