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British Airways month-old Airbus A350XWB damaged 2nd time

British Airways brand-new Airbus A350 XWB, delivered to the operator just in the previous month, was reportedly damaged after a hard landing in Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel (TLV) on January 19, 2020. Curiously, this is already the second incident in which the month-old aircraft is involved. ...


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Airbus begins touchscreen-equipped A350XWB deliveries

China Eastern Airways became the first airline to receive A350 XWB aircraft equipped with Airbus new touchscreen cockpit displays. ...


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United still confused about A350XWB, pushes deliveries to 2027

United Airlines is deferring Airbus A350XWB order once again, this time pushing first deliveries from 2020 to 2027. While the first XWBs have not even been delivered, the aircraft type is already struggling to find its place in United’s fleet. After a series of deferrals and postponements, the A350 is now expected to enter United’ fleet 11 years later than originally expected. ...


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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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Aeroflot drops order for 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, awaits A350s

Aeroflot is keeping busy these days when it comes to sprucing up its fleet. The Russian flag carrier has cancelled its long-standing order for 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, as the airline awaits the arrival of its all-new Airbus A350XWB wide-body aircraft next year. The move will present another blow to Boeing, as the company seeks new business for the 787 in order to avoid future production rates cut....


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BOC Aviation delivers three A350XWBs to Qatar Airways

BOC Aviation has delivered three new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to Qatar Airways - the launch customer of the model, currently operating a fleet of 38 -900s.   ...


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Singapore Airlines bets on non-stop services expansion to the US

Singapore Airlines (SIA) continues to expand its non-stop services, focusing on the Southeast Asia-U.S. market. The flag carrier has launched the first non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington, to Singapore, operated by Airbus A350 XWB, the airline’s go-to aircraft for non-stop services....


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Qantas to pick BoeingAirbus aircraft for Project Sunrise by 2019

Qantas Airways is to make the final decision on which aircraft to choose for its Project Sunrise by the end of December 2019. So far, two aircraft by rivals Airbus and Boeing are competing for the future task to carry passengers on ultra-long-haul routes from the east coast of Australia to London and New York. ...


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Airbus latest figures: deliveries up, cancellations shadow orders

While the industry is still reeling from the half year 2019 results posted by the world’s two largest plane makers, Airbus continues to showcase a steady rise in its commercial aircraft deliveries. As has been the pattern, however, the airframer’s order tally also remains marred by cancellations. Republic Airways has recently walked back on its long-standing order for 40 A220 jetliners....