European planemaker Airbus aims to deliver the first A350 jetliner to launch customer Qatar Airways by mid-December, the airline said on Tuesday.
Gulf News quoted its chief executive Akbar Al Baker as saying the mid-sized
Dubai-based airline Emirates hopes to talk to plane maker Airbus in the next few months over possibly buying A350 planes after it unexpectedly cancelled an order for 70 in June, the airline's president Tim Clark said.
Dubai's Emirates hopes it will be able to re-engage in talks in the next few months with plane maker Airbus over possibly buying A350 planes after it cancelled an order earlier this year, the airline's president said on Thursday.
Qatar Airways has announced German business hub Frankfurt as the first route for its A350 Xtra Wide Body (XWB) aircraft, which is expected to join the fleet before the end of this year.
Qatar Airways, the global launch operator of
European planemaker Airbus still plans to deliver its first A350 wide-body plane to launch customer Qatar Airways this year, but is aware that it is working for a "demanding" customer, its chief executive said.
The first A350 XWB for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end, Airbus has announced.
The aircraft, equipped with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, recently rolled out of the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France, bearin
Rolls-Royce said it has started assembly of the first higher-thrust version of the Trent XWB, the world’s most efficient aero engine flying today, which will exclusively power the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.
The Trent XWB-97,
Qatar Airways, the launch customer for the Airbus A350, expects to receive the first aircraft in the range ahead of scheduled delivery in December 2014, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday.
"They (Airbus) are
Europe's latest passenger jet, the Airbus A350, made its maiden flight on Friday and its chief salesman, opening a new front in a battle with US rival Boeing Company, declared it so quiet that airport residents won't even notice it.
Airbus expressed growing optimism about the schedule for the keenly-awaited maiden flight of its A350 on Tuesday, amid speculation that its first new jet in almost a decade could debut before next month's Paris air show.