Airbus A350
Airbus A350 (Airbus A350)

Airbus A350 (Airbus A350). A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.


Airbus A350 - new wide-body airliner for long-haul airlines developed concern Airbus (EADS).

Formally A350 project started in December 1 2006 years to replace and A330 A340 aircraft. But the main purpose of the aircraft is in competition with the American company Boeing. New Airbus A350 is a direct competitor to such aircraft as the Boeing 777 и Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Also known as Boeing 7E7.

Airbus A350 photo

Airbus A350 photo


Initially, the Airbus consortium wanted to use the A330 liner as the basis for the new aircraft. It was supposed to install new engines on the A330 and rework the aerodynamics of the aircraft. This project was named "A330-200 Lite". But then this idea was abandoned, and the design of A350 began as a development of a new aircraft. Although the fuselage of the first version of the A350 looked like an airplane A330, but nevertheless it was another plane with new wings made of new composite materials based on CFRP, with new engines and with new flight stabilizers. A350 also featured a modern layout and interior trim, accommodating up to nine seats in one row. The new design of the aircraft was called A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body).


Airbus A350 Salon

Airbus A350 Salon


August 31 2010 year began the first stage of construction samolETA. When it was built, new composite materials are widely used. They constitute 52 percent of the total weight of the aircraft. According to the expectations of the Airbus, the aircraft must be 10-15 percent cheaper to operate than its direct competitor Boeing 787. At the beginning of the year 2013, ground tests of the first Airbus A350 were conducted. The first flight of the new A350 held July 14 2013 years. It was a model of Airbus A350-900.

The new aircraft is equipped with two turbojet engines with thrust Trent XWB for each 374,5 kN company «Rolls & Royce». negotiations with the company «General Electric» on the use of engines GEnx (General Electric Next-generation) is also underway. According to the corporation Airbus, the aircraft with new engines A350 should at 25 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to A330.

Airliner carriers will be offered in three versions.

Airbus A350 interior scheme

The first version of the truncated length 60,54 meter labeled A350-800. It is designed for transportation of 245 passengers in three classes at a distance 15900 kilometers. Estimated time of commissioning at the end of this modification 2014 or 2015 the beginning of the year.

The second version, it is also the base - A350-900. This version will fly a distance of 15000 kilometers. And the ability to accommodate 314 seats in three-class configuration or 366 seats in the two-class. Aircraft Length 66,89 meters. This version will be operational in the second half of the year 2014.


Airbus A350 interior scheme

Airbus A350 interior scheme

The third aircraft modification - A350-1000, is the largest aircraft of the entire family of Airbus A350. Its length is 73,88 meters. It will be supplied by the airline from the middle of the year 2015. This version is able to carry up to 412 passengers in two classes or 350 passengers in three-class configuration. Flight range of this model is equal to 14900 kilometers.

In today's time Airbus consortium from its customers, it has already received about 580 purchase orders A350 various modifications.


Specifications Airbus A350-900 basic version of the aircraft


  • First flight: July 14 2013 years
  • Commissioning: the second half of the year 2014.
  • Length: 66,89 m.
  • Height: 17,1 m.
  • Empty weight: 115700 kg.
  • Fuselage Width: 5.96 m.
  • Wing area: 440 square. m.
  • Wingspan: 64,75 m.
  • Cruising speed: 905 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 950 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 13000 m.
  • Range: 15000 km.
  • Engines: 2 turbofan Rolls & Royce Trent XWB or General Electric GEnx with 374,5 kN thrust
  • Crew: 2 person
  • Number of passengers: from the 270 366 to places


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