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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 as the basis for a new aircraft. It was planned to install new engines on the A330 and redesign the aircraft's aerodynamics. This project was named "A330-200 Lite". But then this idea was abandoned, and the design of the A350 began as the development of a new aircraft. Although the fuselage of the first version of the A350 looked like an A330, it was nevertheless a different aircraft with new wings made of new composite materials based on carbon fiber, with new engines and new flight stabilizers. The A350 also featured a modern layout and interior trim with up to nine seats per row. The new aircraft project was named A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body).

 

Airbus A350 Salon

Airbus A350 Salon

 

August 31 2010 year began the first stage of construction samoleta. New composite materials were widely used during its construction. They make up 52 percent of the total weight of the aircraft. Airbus expects the aircraft to be 10-15 percent cheaper to operate than its direct competitor Boeing 787. In early 2013, ground tests of the first Airbus A350 were carried out. The first flight of the new A350 took place on July 14, 2013. It was the Airbus A350-900.

The new aircraft is equipped with two Trent XWB turbojet engines with a thrust each of 374,5 kN from Rolls & Royce. Negotiations are also underway with General Electric on the use of GEnx (General Electric Next-generation) engines. According to Airbus, the A350 with the new engines should improve fuel efficiency by 25 percent over the 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, which is also the basic one, is A350-900. This version will fly 15000 kilometers. And it is capable of accommodating 314 passenger seats in a three-class configuration, or 366 seats in a two-class configuration. The length of the aircraft is 66,89 meters. This version will enter service in the second half of 2014.

 

Airbus A350 interior scheme

Airbus A350 interior scheme

The third modification of the aircraft, the A350-1000, is the largest aircraft of the entire Airbus A350 family. Its length is 73,88 meters. It will begin arriving at airlines from mid-2015. This version is capable of carrying up to 412 passengers in two classes or 350 passengers in a three-class configuration. The flight range of this model will be equal to 14900 kilometers.

To date, the Airbus consortium, from its customers, has already received about 580 orders for the supply of A350s of various modifications.

 

Specifications Airbus A350-900 basic version of the aircraft

 

  • First flight: July 14, 2013
  • 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 sq. m.
  • Wingspan: 64,75 m.
  • Cruising speed: 905 km / h
  • Maximum speed: 950 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 13000 m.
  • Flight range: 15000 km.
  • Engines: 2 turbojet engines Rolls & Royce Trent XWB or General Electric GEnx with 374,5 kN thrust
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of passenger seats: from 270 to 366 seats

 

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