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Airbus A350-1000 to get increased seating capacity, rival 777X

The largest member of the Airbus A350XWB Family – the A350-1000 – has been given the green light from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for an increase in its maximum seating capacity by 40 additional seats. The higher seat count, enabled through the installation of modified emergency exits, would potentially boost the competitiveness of the A350-1000 against the Boeing 777X....


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British Airways new A350-1000 damaged at Airbus facility

Having proudly taken delivery of its very first A350-1000 earlier this year, British Airways (BA) is currently in the process of rolling out the larger variant of the A350XWB family aircraft into its fleet. However, the delivery schedule of the total 18 A350-1000s that the British flagship carrier has on order from Airbus could now be impacted. Airbus is reportedly undertaking repairs to BA’s latest A350-1000, which was damaged in an &ldquo...


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First Airbus A350-1000 for British Airways [Video]

British Airways has taken delivery of its first A350-1000 at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France, making it the first operator of the variant within International Airlines Group (IAG)....


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Airbus steps on Boeing’s turf in China with latest A350XWB order

China’s flagship carrier, Air China, has announced it entered into a purchase agreement with Airbus to buy 20 A350-900 aircraft, boosting the European plane maker’s order book for wide-body aircraft. The deal, inked on July 11, 2019, is worth $6.54 billion....


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Starlux Airlines signs firm order for 17 A350XWB

Starlux Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus on March 19, 2019, for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s....


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Airbus orderbook shrinks by 99 aircraft in February 2019

In February 2019, Airbus faced cancellations of 103 aircraft in its orderbook, while during the same month it landed just one order for four A220s. Knowing that February was also the month when the Toulouse-based manufacturer announced the end of its A380 program, customers changing their minds of the A380 is already a widely discussed topic, but order cuts affected other models as well, including the A380 successor....


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Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 breaks into tarmac at Tel Aviv Airport

It is not every day that an aircraft breaks into tarmac and ends up getting stuck there. That is exactly what happened to an Airbus A350 operated by Cathay Pacific. The plane got stuck in the tarmac on a taxiway at Tel Aviv International Airport in Israel....


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LATAM to invest $400 million to renovate cabins

LATAM Airlines announced a $400 million investment to modernize cabin interiors of over 200 aircraft. Starting the revamp on their  Boeing 787s and Airbus 350s, the airline hopes the first refurbish planes to take off later in 2018....


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Cathay Pacific becomes second operator of A350-1000

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the second airline to operate the A350-1000. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a special event in Toulouse, France....


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Airbus delivers newest A350 XWB jetliner to launch customer Qatar

Airbus announced on February 20, 2018, the delivery of its brand-new A350-1000 - the longest-fuselage version of A350 XWB jetliner - to launch customer Qatar Airways....