The A350 XWB Family is Airbus's new long-range option. Officially launched in 2006 with the First Flight in 2013 and First Delivery in 2015. Over 250 have been assembled so far, with many more to come.
The A350-900 is the first A350 model, has a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 275 tonnes, typically seats 325 passengers, and has a range of 15,001 km. The MTOW of the ultra-long range -900ULR has been increased to 280 tonnes and its fuel capacity increased from 141,000 to 165,000 liters within existing fuel tanks, enabling up to 19-hour flights with a 18,000 km range.
The A350-1000 is the largest variant of the A350 family at just under 74 metres in length. It seats 366 passengers in a typical three-class layout with a range of 14,800 km. The A350-1000 has an 11-frame stretch over the −900 and a slightly larger wing than the -900 model with trailing-edge extension increasing its area by 4%. This will extend the high-lift devices and the ailerons, making the chord bigger by around 400 mm, optimising flap lift performance as well as cruise performance.
Below are the recent Airbus A350 Family News and Highlights: