First Ultra Long Range A350 XWB first appearance

Singapore’s national airlines’ Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB has just made its first appearance, after coming out of the paint shop. As different parts of the aircraft are in various stages of assembly. More testing will be given to the aircraft, before it would take its first flight. A total number of 7 A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft, were ordered.


 

Singapore’s national airlines’ Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB has just made its first appearance, after coming out of the paint shop. As different parts of the aircraft are in various stages of assembly. More testing will be given to the aircraft, before it would take its first flight. A total number of 7 A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft, were ordered.

 

 

The first aircraft to have flown has successfully completed its flight test programme, which focused on the redesigned fuel system. It is now being fitted with its cabin. The airline will operate the aircraft on non-stop services from Singapore to the US. This includes flights between Singapore and New York, which will be the world’s longest commercial service, as well as on routes to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

The Ultra Long Range A350-900 is the latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family, and will have an extended range of up to 9,700 nautical miles. This has been achieved by a modified fuel system, which increases the aircraft’s fuel carrying capacity by 24,000 litres without the need for additional fuel tanks. With a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 280 tonnes, the Ultra Long Range A350 is capable of flying over 20 hours non-stop, combining the highest levels of passenger and crew comfort with unbeatable economics for such distances.