First A350 XWB delivery for Cathay Pacific Airways

Airbus and Cathay Pacific Airways marked a key milestone on 30 May 2016 with delivery of the Hong Kong flag carrier’s first A350 XWB – bringing to six the number of customers that have received this new-generation jetliner, which is particularly well-suited to the needs of Asia-Pacific operators.
Cathay Pacific Airways’ no. 1 aircraft an A350-900 version on lease from Amsterdam-based AerCap – will be the first of 48 A350 XWB jetliners to be acquired by the carrier in total, and is to be operated on long- and medium-haul services.
Relive the excitement with this dedicated website’s exclusive coverage of the delivery – which includes photos, videos, news articles and more.

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Minute Physics - “How an Airbus A350 is made”

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Minute Physics - “How an Airbus A350 is made”

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Discover an educational video especially created by Henry Reich to show you the “Behind-the-Scenes of an Airbus A350 being built!”
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First A350 XWB for Cathay Pacific is taking shape

Assembly of the first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways is progressing well at Airbus’ A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Following the fuselage section joining phase, the wings, the horizon…

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