Mon, 30 Sep 2019

Air France Takes Delivery of First Airbus A350-900

Air France has taken delivery of its first of 28 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer during a ceremony held in Toulouse, France on Friday.

Air France's first Airbus A350-900. Click to enlarge.

Air Franceís three-class A350-900 has 324 seats including 34 full-flat business, 24 premium economy and 266 economy class seats.

Powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, the aircraft will be deployed on its transatlantic and Asia routes.

Air France operates 143 Airbus aircraft, including 114 single-aisle and 29 wide-body planes.

The airline has also ordered the popular single-aisle A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series), which will join the fleet over the next years.

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