United’s Costly A350 Delay

United Airlines Airbus A350-1000

In January, Qatar Airways became the first airline to put the Airbus A350 “mini-jumbo” jet into commercial service, whisking passengers more than 2,800 miles from Doha to Frankfurt, Germany. By 2017, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines will be flying the new aircraft, as will more than a dozen other carriers including Finnair, Air China, […]

Emirates Airline Plays off Airbus’ A350 Against Boeing’s Dreamliner

Airbus A350

Airbus and Boeing executives will be busy courting Emirates after its President and CEO Sir Tim Clark said it will order B787-10s or A350-900s in the next stage of its fleet development. That the latter is still in the frame will be especially heartening to Airbus given Emirates cancelled an order for 70 A350 XWB […]

Now flying: The Airbus A350, the world’s newest jetliner

Qatar A350 XWB wing tips

It’s official: Airbus’ brand-new A350 widebody jet has become the newest aircraft to fly paying airline passengers. Qatar Airways Flight 67 went into the record books Thursday as the first revenue flight to be flown on the A350, departing the airline’s hub in Doha at 7:49 a.m. and landing in Frankfurt at 12:28 p.m., all […]