Airbus A350-900 Receives EASA Type Certification

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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 Brgier, 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 industrys most thorough and efficient test programmes ever developed for a jetliner, added Mr. Brgier.

At the end of May 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide.

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