February 19, 2015
Airbus A350 XWB makes début at Madrid-Barajas airport
The A350 MSN2, one of Airbus’ five A350 XWB test aircraft, has landed at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport on February 19th for the first time, to demonstrate its all new features to Iberia, the Madrid airport authorities and the media. Iberia has eight A350-900s on order.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.