November 22, 2017
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Maiden flight of Airbus A350-1000
The Airbus A350-1000 recently took off for its maiden flight. The A350-1000 is Airbus’ largest and most powerful twin-engined airliner ever-and the world’s most fuel efficient large widebody. It is equipped with specially developed Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 turbofans. The A350-1000 is the latest member of the Airbus leading widebody family, together with the A330neo, offering unprecedented levels of operating efficiency, low noise and true long-range capability. As well as having a longer fuselage to accommodate 40 more passengers than the A350-900, the A350-1000 also features a modified wing trailing-edge, new six-wheel main landing gears. The overall campaign will culminate in the type’s certification followed by its entry into airline service scheduled for the second half of 2017.