Airbus A350
Airbus A350 (Airbus A350)

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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 liner as the basis for a new aircraft. It was supposed to install new engines on А330 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 the development of a new aircraft. Although the fuselage of the first version A350 outwardly resembled the A330 plane, but nevertheless it was a different plane with new wings from new composite materials based on carbon fiber, with new engines and with new flight stabilizers. The A350 also featured a modern layout and trim that seats up to nine seats in the same row. The new project of the aircraft was named 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 were widely used. They are 52 percent of the total weight of the aircraft. According to the expectations of Airbus, the plane should be on the 10-15 percent cheaper to operate than its direct competitor Boeing 787. At the start of the 2013 of the year, ground tests of the first Airbus A350 were conducted. The first flight of the new A350 took place on July 14 2013 of the year. It was the Airbus A350-900 model.

The new aircraft is equipped with two turbojet Trent XWB engines with a load 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 the Airbus corporation, the A350 aircraft with new engines should increase the fuel efficiency by 25 percent 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 the base version - А350-900. This version will fly a distance of 15000 kilometers. And it can accommodate 314 passenger seats in a three-class configuration, or 366 seats in a two-class. The length of the aircraft 66,89 meters. This version will be commissioned 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 in the Airbus A350 family. Its length is 73,88 meters. He will start enrolling in airlines from the middle of the year 2015. This version is capable of carrying up to 412 passengers in two classes or 350 passengers in a three-class configuration. The range of this model will be 14900 kilometers.

For today, the Airbus consortium, from its customers, has already received about 580 orders for the delivery of А350 of various modifications.

Specifications Airbus A350-900 basic version of the aircraft

  • First flight: 14 July 2013 of the year
  • 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.
  • Flight 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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