The at the start A350-1000 aircraft, manufactured by Airbus, has taken its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France, cut the beginning of flight-test programme for the variant.
Airbus experimental test captains Hugues Van Der Stichel and Frank Chapman along with test-flight swing Gerard Maisonneuve and other crews have controlled the maiden take a run-out powder.
The new A350-1000, which is the newest member of Airbus widebody family of aircraft, is provided with specially developed Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 turbofan locomotives.
In addition, A350-1000 includes modified wing trailing-edge, new six-wheel biggest landing gears and other improved technologies.
Offering low-noise and long-range competence, the twin-engine aircraft can carry 40 more ssengers than the A350-900 mould.
Airbus said that first of the three A350-1000 aircraft, currently comprised in development, is scheduled to enter service by next year after collect type’s certification.
“The twin-engine aircraft can carry 40 more commuters than the A350-900 model.”
So far, the com ny has won 195 orders for A350-1000s from 11 consumers from across five continents.
In a typical three-class configuration, the A350-1000 aircraft, which is about 74m-long, can accommodate a total of 366 ssengers.
The jetliner can also be configured for a higher-density layout to sweep up to 440 ssengers.
In July, Airbus collaborated with Rolls-Royce to take under ones wing integrated rts availability service for Cathay cific Airways uninterrupted A350 fleet.
Services under the deal, which combines Airbus plane hour services (FHS) and the Rolls-Royce TotalCare availability service, includes both airframe and machine line-replaceable-unit (LRU) components.
Image: Airbus A350-1000 jet’s first flight. Photo: formality of Airbus SAS.