The A350 Family is a new, clean-sheet widebody designed from nose-to-tail and wingtip-to-wingtip using advanced materials to give the A350 Family an extensive weight delta advantage. Combined with the most efficient large aero engines, reliable systems and state-of-the-art aerodynamics, the A350 delivers 25% lower operating costs to operators in the upper widebody market segment.
The A350 XWB engine benefits from an entirely new design that notably delivers the lowest Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) of any large aero-engine in commercial aviation today, directly contributing to lower fuel burn at aircraft level.
The Trent XWB engine allows for easy dismantling and overhaul thanks to its modular design. Its seven distinct modules permit targeted work-scopes for inspections where maintenance is required and makes it easy to handle in the maintenance facility.
Across all systems covering over 40 avionics functions, electrical networks and hydraulic circuits, the A350 systems architecture has been optimised and simplified by combining the latest technology with highly proven in-service systems.
The A350’s in-built simplicity, contributes to lowering the aircraft weight and increases dispatch reliability, reduces part counts and eases maintainability.
The A350 has the leanest and most flexible maintenance programme, and allows the aircraft to spend more time in the skies generating revenue.
The aircraft is a clear replacement for the in-service 777 fleet, providing operators with a maintenance cost step reduction of 25%.
The A350 Family is the perfect option for operators whether it be for operations on trunk routes, connecting hubs or opening new routes to expand their network. An increase in passenger demand generates the need to increase aircraft capacity. The A350-900 and A350-1000 work together to offer airlines the perfect combination to satisfy this while reducing costs, fuel burn and CO2 emissions.
Additionally, the A350 Family has unlimited ETOPS capability allowing it to fly the most direct routing whilst reducing fuel burn.