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A350-1000 on Demonstration Tour in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific

The A350-1000, the newest member of Airbus widebody family, will be will be on static display from 6 to 8 February at the Singapore Airshow 2018. The aircraft has embarked on a three-week demonstration tour to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region.

According to Airbus, the tour follows the completion of a successful flight test campaign, which lasted less than one year and culminated in joint EASA and FAA type certifications. It comes ahead of the first customer delivery to Qatar Airways in the coming weeks.

During the tour, the aircraft will visit 12 destinations, traveling over 30,000 nautical miles / 55,500 kilometres, with stops in Doha, Muscat, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Hanoi, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Manila. The test aircraft is equipped with a fully functional cabin, including 40 business class, 36 economy plus class and 219 comfort economy class seats.

Apart from having a longer fuselage to accommodate 40 more passengers than the A350-900 (in a typical three-class configuration), the A350-1000 also features a modified wing trailing-edge, new six-wheel main landing gears and more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.

To date, 11 customers from five continents have placed orders for a total of 169 A350-1000s.

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