The A350-900 received Type Certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Peggy Gilligan, FAA associate administrator for aviation safety, and Allan McArtor, Airbus Group chairman, were among the signing authorities at the official ceremony. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This certification milestone follows the A350-900 Type Certification awarded by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 30th September.
The A350-900’s respective FAA and EASA certification awards come after Airbus finished a stringent programme of certification trials which took the A350-900 airframe and systems well beyond their design limits to ensure all airworthiness criteria are fully met.
At the end of October 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide.