Qatar takes first A350-1000
Airways is Airbus A350-1000 launch customer and has accepted its initial aircraft in Toulouse, from where the aircraft flew to the airline’s Doha hub then onto London Heathrow. This is the first of 37 A350-1000s for Qatar Airways whose configuration is 327 seats (46 business class, 281 economy) 44 more than its 283-seat A350-900s. The A350-1000 is Airbus’ largest widebody twin jet airliner with 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 km) range. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines generating 97,000lb (431kN) thrust, having a modified trailing edge and a six-wheel, main landing gear, Cathay Pacific Airways will be the second A350-1000 operator.