Home / Air travel / Air travel in Europe / The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, 2 engined wide-body jet airliners under development by European aircraft manufacturer Airbus,The Airbus A350 XWB Design advances to a gathering of 100 representatives from existing and potential XWB customers

The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, 2 engined wide-body jet airliners under development by European aircraft manufacturer Airbus,The Airbus A350 XWB Design advances to a gathering of 100 representatives from existing and potential XWB customers

The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of

long-range, 2 engined wide-body jet

airliners under development by

European aircraft manufacturer

Airbus

The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, 2 engined wide-body jet airliners under development by European aircraft manufacturer Airbus.The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer.It will carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical 3 class seating layout, or maximum seating of 440 to 550 passengers, depending on variant.

The Airbus A350 XWB

 

The Airbus A350

 

The Airbus A350 XWB Design advances to a

gathering of 100 representatives from existing

and potential XWB customers

In 12\2007, Airbus rolled out new design advances to a gathering of 100 representatives from existing and potential XWB customers. The A350 XWB will be establish on the technologies developed for Airbus A380 and will have a similar cockpit and fly-by-wire systems layout.The Airbus A350 XWB will be made out of 53% composites, 19% Al/Al-Li, 14% titanium, 6% steel and 8% miscellaneous.This compares to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which consists of 50% composites, 20% aluminium, 15% titanium, 10% steel and 5% other.10\2008 was the Airbus internal achivment to freeze the design and Airbus expects 10% lower airframe maintenance cost and 14% lower empty seat weight than competing aircraft.

Airbus A350-900 XWB First Flight (take off) –

Toulouse Blagnac – 14/06/13

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKX1G2LNohs

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