Skip to main content

Tagged With "A350"

Comment

Re: The search for the right-sized airplane

DrFumblefinger ·
I believe that's the best summary of modern jet development I've ever read. Interesting and fun, thanks!
Blog Post

Qatar to get world's first A350 next month

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways will be taking delivery in mid-December as the "launch customer" for Airbus's newest plan, the A350, designed to be a rival for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Like the 787, its fuselage is largely made of carbon-composite fibers and is aimed...
Blog Post

Delta joins the mixed fleets with big Airbus order

PHeymont ·
The days of all-Boeing domestic fleets seem over as Delta joins American and United in mixing Airbus into its fleet. In Delta's case, this is reflected in a new nearly $15 billion order for 50 A350 and A330neo widebody planes. The A350 is Airbus's...
Blog Post

World's First A350 flies next week

PHeymont ·
The Airbus A350, the European company's competitor for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, goes into service on December 13 with Qatar Airways, the official "launch customer." Like the 787, it uses carbon-composite fibers in its fuselage instead of traditional...
Blog Post

Finnair Adds A350s, plans to retire A340s

PHeymont ·
Finnair, a OneWorld carrier, has ordered 10 more A350s from Airbus. The A350, a new plane that competes with the Boeing 787 won't be pioneering new routes for Finnair, though; they will mainly replace 4-engine A340s with the more efficient 2-engine...
Blog Post

Gulf rivals show off new fleets

PHeymont ·
It's sort of Fleet Week in the air this week...Qatar Airways took possession of the first Airbus A350 delivered to anyone and plans to put it in service Jan 15 on a Doha-Frankfurt route, followed by Doha-NY as more planes are delivered.  MORE...
Blog Post

Airbus flies 5 A-350s in formation...and tells how

PHeymont ·
For those of us who are airplane-obsessed, seeing a new model in flight for the first time is a thrill...so imagine FIVE, all at once! Airbus, which just sent its first A-350 off into service has also released a video of its formation fly-by of five...
Blog Post

Airbus now "printing" parts for A350

PHeymont ·
A350 being assembled at Toulouse, France   I'm going to start with the cranky part: it's NOT 3-D printing; it's 3-D fabrication, or technically FDM (fused deposition modeling).   Now that I've gotten past that part, here's the wonder: the...
Blog Post

Airbus breaks even on A380; what's it's future?

PHeymont ·
Airbus's super-jumbo A380, which has now been flying for 8 years, has finally broken even...but there have been no new orders for several years. That's led to reports that Airbus would close down the line once it finishes the last of the 317 orders,...
Blog Post

A350 to make U.S. debut in Philly, Jan. 1st

PHeymont ·
For those airbugs among us, to whom a ride on a new model plane is like spotting a favorite old car on the road, here's the word: Your first chance to sit on an A350 flight in the U.S. will come on New Years, when Qatar puts one of its new planes on a...
Blog Post

The search for the right-sized airplane

PHeymont ·
The plane that never was: Boeing's Sonic Cruiser concept helped pave the way for 777/787   Photo: Boeing   Will there be a 797 in our future? Is there a future for the A380 or the 747? And what’s happening with the rest of the ranges...
Blog Post

Boeing: 38,000 new planes needed in next 20 years

PHeymont ·
Boeing's 7500th 737 leaves the assembly plant. Boeing expects many more. Boeing Corp. photo   Boeing predicts the world's airliner fleet will double over the next 20 years, from about 21,600 now to 43,560—and between growth and...
Blog Post

Virgin Atlantic shifts gears, buys A350 over A380

PHeymont ·
Virgin Atlantic shifts its mix of planes, going for a somewhat-less-jumbo big plane that will still hold over 400 passengers.
Blog Post

Gulf-based airlines order $150 BILLION in new planes

PHeymont ·
The growing airlines based in the Persian Gulf, especially Emirates, Qatar and Etihad, have gone on a spending spree to build up their fleets and routes. Boeing got the most orders, for their new "mini-jumbo" versions of the 777, but Airbus sold at...
Comment

Re: Airbus breaks even on A380; what's it's future?

Travel Rob ·
11 across is really packing people in like sardines. No way to share those armrests unless your holding hands with your seatmate
×
×
×
×