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Airbus A350XWB
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Airbus A350-900 during its first flight on June 14, 2013
Role Wide-Body jet airliner
National origin Multi-country
Manufacturer Airbus
First flight June 14, 2013
Status Being produced and being used by airlines
Produced 2010-present
Number built 212 as of October 31, 2018
Unit cost A350-900:US$287.7 million
A350-1000:US$332.1 million
Developed from Airbus A340

The Airbus A350 XWB (XWB standing for Extra Wide Body) is a type of airplane built by European aerospace company Airbus. It is a long-ranged aircraft with two engines and a wide body. It is predicted that the plane will be able to hold and transport 250-350 passengers in a first class, business class, and economy class or a normal 3-class setting. On January 15, 2015, the A350-900 entered service with Qatar Airways, and the A350-1000 in February 24, 2018 with the same airline.


Variants include:

  • A350-900 (A359)
    • A350-900ULR


The A350-1000 is a wide body twin engined aircraft made by Airbus. It can hold more than 400 passengers when arranged in an all economy class configuration. It is currently operated by Qatar airways and Cathay Pacific. Soon other airlines will use this aircraft such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Its first flight was on the 24 November 2016.


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