There’s one thing for sure. Aircraft manufacturers have listened to passenger complaints.
The things you hate about planes are changing, and there’s no aircraft where that’s more true than the Airbus A350-1000. The stretched out version of the Airbus A350-900, this plane offers incredible advancements in technology and passenger experience, and a “new” feeling is instantly visible from the mood lights alone.
The Inside Walls Aren’t Curved
Planes typically make people claustrophobic. Perhaps that’s because the walls curve in on you. Creepy, indeed. This newer Airbus is designed with “vertical” side walls to allow more space to all passengers. It may only be inches, but these days they certainly count, particularly in economy!
25% Less Fuel, C02 Emissions…
Just like the rest of us, airlines love saving on gas money. The Airbus A350 consumes 25% less fuel and emits 25% less emissions than previous generations. Expect airlines to tote their planet savings environmental strides, while also occasionally maybe dropping fares. It’s good news for everyone.
The Wings Flap, Like A Bird…
Haha, ok – this isn’t totally true. But the wings do move during flight. The plane has been designed to adapt to the amount of passengers on the plane, maximizing it’s efficiency at all stages. You won’t see anything resembling a bird, but the wings really do move. Not just the flaps, either!
53% Composite, 14% Titanium…
Old planes were primarily made with aluminum, which as you may know – is not the most reliable, or heavy duty. It’s also really heavy, which reduced fuel efficiency, which made plans less sustainable. Fortunately, new generation planes such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 are made from stronger new composite materials, and in this case of this A350-1000 also lots of titanium.
Quietest Of Them All
Boeing may have something to say about this, but Airbus has claims that this magnificent new A350 aircraft is the quietest of them all. Airbus specifically claims this aircraft the quietest two aisle plane on the planet, which means you’ll hear less engine noise and can enjoy your movie selection without rattle or hum, unless you’re listening to U2.
1600 Hours +2500 Hours Of Testing…
For anyone with a fear of flying, know this: the Airbus A350-100 went through more than 1600 hours of flight testing on this version alone, before any passenger even set foot in it! The previous A350-900 was tested for more than 2500 hours before a single passenger set foot on it. 1600 hours is 66 entire 24 hour days of flying.
11 Airlines Who’ll Fly It…
Quite a few airlines have their hands on the Airbus A350-900, but there are many with their hands on this streched out version as well. Qatar Airways received it first, but you’ll find it on airlines including: Air Caribes, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar and Virgin Atlantic.
97,000 Kilo-Pounds Of Thrust…
The newer Rolls Royce XWB engines offer an incredible amount of thrust. We don’t quite know how to compare 97,000 pounds of thrust to most other things – but we’re told it’s ridiculously powerful. It’s something like 1,000 times more powerful than a Formula One car.
Ideal Air Pressure…
Know that dry, scratchy feeling you get from most planes? This new generation airplane was made specifically with this in mind. Thanks to the stronger new materials, the plane is able to take a more comfortable air pressure, much like its Boeing 787 competitor – leaving passengers feeling far more like they’re back on the ground. You’ll notice a difference, trust us.
Longest Flight In The World…
It doesn’t presently hold the record, but it could. The Airbus A350-1000 can fly more than 8,000 Nautical Miles, which is more than enough to overtake the current longest flight in the world. That flight is 7,842 Nautical Miles, just for reference.
Will you take a ride on the Airbus A350-1000 when travel returns?
I just flew the qsuites 777 LHR – DOH…… I kinda found it less than impressive. yes it’s very enclosed and private, but it is tailored more to couples and families.
The food and service was below par compared to the A380 – A350 – 787.
I also believe that if the crew walking up the aisles they see what needs to be attended. Maybe it was just this flight, but I found the attendants disinterested, serving cold food, and having to ask them repeatedly about my preference. Then not cleaning away plates, glasses, cutlery… even during landing.
These are issues Qatar have always been so good at at … but I would like to see what other opinions people have. Personally I think management havent trained the staff enough for the new Qsuites. Whereas the improved attendants on other aircraft are more routine.
My returning flight was a A350 – which then became an old 777 .. now back to the A350 ……..
My onward flight after doha on the 777 I found the service and staff so much better, seat and comfort was questionable.
But when qatar are forbidden to move in most “arab” flight paths … it will be interesting to see how what’s next – since they must detour around airspace
final world. from krug to laurent perrrier to lanson … might be first world problems, but when you serve lanson.. says a lot .. just get a good prosecco or sparkling wine.
FYI – The A350-900 has a higher range than the -1000 version.
I have been flying USA-India Business Class by Qatar for past two years. I believe they are the best in every category.
For many many many years, I used United, Lufthansa, Delta, British Air, Air Nippon etc. None of them come close tp Qatar.
Airbus is reliable. I am more confident when flying with airbus.
For economy, the A350 is more spacious than the dreamliner and much quieter than the 777. A good compromise, if all 3-3-3 config.
I totally agree that A350 is really quiet. I would say A380 might be better than A350 but these two types are far better than B787. From passengers’ comfort, for some reason Airbus wins Boeing by far but it seems like many airlines like B787….Maybe price is cheaper?
Was this written by Gilbert Ott? If so, he should get a job at Airbus. This is the most biased, non-informative piece of Airbus propaganda I have read in a very long time. I know GSTP gets compensated but this is a little too much.
Why can’t something informative, balanced and factual be written?
I get absolutely nothing from Airbus. Never have. What’s incorrect? Find me a single point that isn’t accurate, I dare you.
M.Fay did you already lose your job at Boeing? If not , I suggest you get back to work or they put you on the axe block 😉
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