The A350 XWB taking off from Toulouse for its maiden flight on 14 June 2013. Conceived from the outset to become a comprehensive airliner Family, the A350 XWB (extra wide-body) is to be available in three basic passenger versions, flying up to 350 passengers on a range of more than 15,750 km / 8,500 nm. With a range of up to 8,300nm / 15,380km, the family will include the A350-800 for 270 passengers in a spacious three-class configuration.The latest innovations in terms of advanced technologies will be incorporated in the airliner Family, including all-new, easy-to-maintain, and much lighter Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) paneled fuselage skins. Furthermore it is designed to confront the challenges of high fuel prices, rising passenger expectations, and environmental concerns in that market segment.
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