The A350 MSN2, one of Airbus’ five A350 XWB test aircraft, landed on Thursday evening at Munich International airport for the first time. Munich is one of the biggest Lufthansa and Star Alliance hubs worldwide. Lufthansa has 25 Airbus A350 XWB on order. The flight on Thursday landed with 90 international journalists on board who attended the Airbus Group Annual Results Press conference on Friday in Munich.
The A350 XWB is an efficient medium-capacity long-range wide-body aircraft. With a range of up to 8,000 nm / 14,800 km. it is available in 2 basic passenger versions: the A350-900 seating 315 passenger and the A350-1000 for 369 in a typical two-class layout.
The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the market-leading Airbus Widebody product line. Offering its customers a game-changing reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB has carbon fibre fuselage and wings and sets new standards in terms of passenger comfort, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of January 2015, the A350 XWB had won 780 orders from 40 customers worldwide.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Feb 27, 2015