Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 has
completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France on
The aircraft, featuring the airline’s iconic
livery, will now enter the final phase of production, including
further ground checks and test flights, before being prepared for
delivery in the coming weeks.
The all-new A350 XWB will form the backbone of
Singapore Airlines’ future mid-size widebody fleet. Altogether the
airline has ordered 67 A350-900s which will be operated on long
range flights, as well as on selected regional services.
Seven of the aircraft will be delivered
with an ultra-long range capability for flights of up to 19 hours,
allowing the carrier to resume non-stop flights to the US.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 777 firm
orders for the A350 XWB from 41 customers worldwide, already
making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.
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