Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 12 Airbus A350
XWB aircraft. In selecting the A350-900 to operate from their
hub in Addis Ababa on routes to Europe, the US and Asia, Ethiopian
Airlines becomes a new member in Airbus’ family of over 300
“We are committed to investing in industry
leading technology to maintain our unrivalled reputation in Africa
whilst continuing to grow” said Mr Girma Wake, CEO of Ethiopian
Airlines. “The A350-900 uses new technology to bring superior
passenger comfort and a step change in fuel efficiency to our
rapidly expanding operations.”
The A350 XWB Family is Airbus’
response to widespread market demand for a series of highly
efficient medium-capacity long-range wide-body aircraft, and as
such, its reply to
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner..
range of up to 8,300 nm / 15,400 km, it is available in three
basic passenger versions. Powered by two new generation
Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, the A350 XWB Family is designed to
confront the challenges of high fuel prices, rising passenger
expectations, and environmental constraints.
for the A350 XWB now stand at 505 from 32 customers worldwide.
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