Airbus delivers wide body airliner A350-1000 to Qatar Airways

Jon Howard
February 22, 2018

The Trent XWB-97 is the 97,000lb higher thrust version of the Trent XWB, the world's most efficient large civil aero engine flying today.

The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business class. Bringing major advantages in fuel and cost efficiency along with unmatched passenger comfort, the A350-1000 is the ideal aircraft to showcase Qatar Airways' legendary customer service.

Cholerton was the programme director for the XWB-84 and says the engine has completed 1.3 million flight hours, around 25% of which were with Qatar Airways.

The first Airbus A350-1000 has left Toulouse for Doha after it was officially handed over to Qatar Airways yesterday. On board the flight were select VIPs, including Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker; Airbus Vice President Sales Commercial Aircraft, Mr. David Dufrenois; and Rolls Royce Senior Vice President Middle East, Mr. John Kelly, as well as members of the worldwide media. On Qatar Airways' planes, the A350-900 seats 283 passengers, while its latest addition to the fleet can hold 327 passengers.

Mueller Team Looking At Kushner Contacts With Foreign Investors
The special counsel's team has not yet requested documents from the Kushner Cos. or interviews with its executives, per CNN . The interests were sold to a family trust that Kushner does not benefit from, a spokesperson said at the time.

"We are excited to see the latest version of the Trent XWB entering service with Qatar Airways and look forward to this engine continuing to provide outstanding levels of reliability". "As the most powerful engine ever developed for an Airbus aircraft, it's yet another great feat of engineering from Rolls-Royce".

Hexcel - whose HexPly M21E/IMA carbon fiber/epoxy prepreg is used to manufacture all composite primary structures of the A350 XWB - has (for the first time on an Airbus aircraft) had its HexMC carbon fiber/epoxy molding compound used for the A350-1000 fuselage crutches.

It sucks in up to 1.3 tonnes of air, the equivalent of a squash court, every second at take-off.

At full power, air leaves the nozzle at the back of the engine travelling at nearly 1000mph (+-1600km/h).

Other reports by PlayStation Move reviews

Discuss This Article