Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of the new twin-engine wide-body aircraft.
Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, Air China’s A350-900 aircraft features a three-class cabin layout of 312 seats – 32 business, 24 premium economy and 256 economy seats. The airline will initially operate the new aircraft on its domestic routes, followed by flights to international destinations.
Currently Air China operates an Airbus fleet of 201 aircraft, including 142 A320 Family aircraft and 59 A330 Family aircraft.
Up to the end of July 2018, Airbus has recorded a total of 890 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 46 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.