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Spotter's tips

19 December 2014

With a streamlined nose and wrap-around cockpit windows, the A350 XWB has a unique sporty look – which also contributes to its aerodynamic efficiency. 

Located just ahead of the windshield are the jetliner’s nose-mounted pitot tubes that measure speed, lateral drift and angle of attack during flight.  

Eye-pleasing tapered wings make the A350 XWB faster, more efficient and quieter – and include winglet-type devices that reduce aerodynamic drag.

The sleek A350 XWB jetliner is unique among Airbus aircraft in having an upper fuselage escape hatch located over the cockpit.