Posts Tagged ‘Airbus A350’

Turkish Airlines Announces Big A350 Order

Airbus A380 A350 A330

Turkish Airlines has signed a non-binding agreement with Airbus on a potential order for 25 A350-900 mid-size wide-body long-haul aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official visit to France. The A350 XWB is an all new family of mid-size wide-body long-haul airliners shaping the future…

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Delta Loves The Airbus A350

Airbus A350 Engines on an A380

The A350 is a very good next generation aircraft.  Certainly, Delta thinks so. Delta has labeled the A350 its flagship aircraft, moving the designation from the Boeing 747, which it is retiring this year. The A350 will initially be based in Detroit, entering service with an Oct. 30 th flight to Tokyo Narita. Service to…

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Ethiopian Airlines Considering Expansion with A350-1000 or Boeing 777X

Ethiopian 777x

Ethiopian Airlines is weighing whether to expand its fleet with the 366-seat Airbus A350-1000 or the latest version of the 777 long-haul jet built by its traditional supplier Boeing, widely known as the 777X, its chief executive said. Tewolde GebreMariam was speaking to Reuters after taking delivery of the first of 14 A350-900 jets to be…

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Widebody Orders Slow. Are Boeing and Airbus Doomed?

United Airlines Airbus A350-1000

After a boom in orders as fuel prices skyrocketed a few years ago, demand for the twin-aisle aircraft that typically ply long-haul international routes has subsided recently. For Boeing and Airbus, many of these widebody models are key cash flow and profit drivers.Since the beginning of 2015, widebody aircraft orders haven’t kept pace with deliveries. This…

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Competition from Boeing forced Airbus to rethink wide-body jets


Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, which received its first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course. Boeing was knocking on his door with a “ superefficient” jet boasting 30 percent fuel savings, thanks to a carbon-composite design. In Toulouse, some Airbus engineers, riding high after overtaking Boeing…

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