Toulouse - The first Airbus A350-1000 with the livery of the Qatar Airways made it first rollout on Monday, November 27. Its entry into service is expected before the end of the year.
With a fresh certification from Europe and the United States, the A350-1000 MSN88 registered A7-ANA, now adorned with the livery of the national Qatari company, made a rollout on November 27, 2017, in the facilities of Airbus in Toulouse. Like the 37 A350-1000s ordered by Qatar Airways, it will be configured to accommodate 46 passengers in Business Class and 281 in Economy.
Qatar Airways received guarantee from European manufacturer that the first A350-1000 will be delivered before the end of the year.
The Qatari airline operator based at the Doha-Hamad International airport explained early on that it had received guarantee from European manufacturer that this first A350-1000 will be delivered before the end of the year. Qatar Airways is launching company for the A350-1000 as it was for the A350-900. The company has already put into service 22 of the 43 A350-900s expected (configured in 36 + 247), but it had also canceled four initial aircraft due to the delays in delivery before resuming them last September.
To date, 11 customers on five continents have ordered a total of 169 A350-1000s: the OneWorld alliance company (37), Etihad Airways (22), Cathay Pacific (20), British Airways (18), Iran Air (16), Japan Airlines (13), LATAM Airlines Group (12), Asiana Airlines (10), the leasing company ALC (9), Virgin Atlantic (8) and Air Caraibes (3); and a device is attributed to an anonymous customer.
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