The Airbus A350-900 has received Type
Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce
Trent XWB engines.
The A350-900 Type Certification comes
after successfully finishing a stringent programme of
certification trials which has taken its airframe and systems well
beyond their design limits to ensure all airworthiness criteria
are fully met.
“Receiving the A350-900 Type Certification from
EASA is a great achievement for Airbus and for all our partners
who have contributed to designing, building and certificating this
fantastic, new generation aircraft. The A350-900 is now ready to
fly from the nest and be enjoyed by airlines and passengers,” said
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “The A350 XWB embodies
many extra innovative technologies which make all the difference
in passenger comfort and airline efficiency.”
“The A350 XWB manufacturing programme has also
been innovative and ambitious, aiming for a fully mature aircraft
at entry into service and this is what we are proud to be
delivering to our first A350 XWB customer, Qatar Airways, before
the end of the year. Our fleet of five test aircraft completed the
certification campaign, on time, cost and quality. Accumulating
more than 2,600 flight test hours, we created and successfully
achieved one of the industry’s most thorough and efficient test
programmes ever developed for a jetliner,” added Mr. Brégier.
end of May 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers
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