Airbus A350 XWB Profile

Airbus A350 XWB Profile

The Airbus A350 is a aircraft under development by European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The A350 will be the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer. It will carry 270 to 350 passengers in three-class seating, depending on variant.

Airbus A350 XWB Profile :
Role : Wide-body jet airliner
National origin : Multi-national
Manufacturer : Airbus
First flight : 2012 (scheduled)
Introduction : 2013 (scheduled)
Unit cost :
-A350-800: US$236.6 million (2011)
-A350-900: US$267.6 million (2011)
-A350-1000: US$299.7 million (2011)

The Airbus A350 XWB will be built on the technologies developed for Airbus A380 and will have a similar cockpit and fly-by-wire systems layout. The A350XWB will be made out of 53% composites, 19% Al/Al-Li, 14% titanium, 6% steel and 8% miscellaneous.[58] This compares to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which consists of 50% composites, 20% aluminium, 15% titanium, 10% steel and 5% other. October 2008 was the Airbus internal goal to freeze the design and Airbus expects 10% lower airframe maintenance cost and 14% lower empty seat weight than competing aircraft.

Airbus A350 XWB Specifications

Model A350-800 A350-900 A350-900R A350-900F A350-1000
Scheduled service entry late-2014 late-2013 2016 2017 Late-2015
Cockpit crew Two
Seating, typical 270 (3-class)
276–312 (2-class)
375 (1-class typical)
440 (maximum)
314 (3-class)
315–366 (2-class)
420 (1-class typical)
475 (maximum)
310 (3-class) - 350 (3-class)
369–412 (2-class)
475 (1-class typical)
550 (maximum)
Overall length 60.54 m (198.6 ft) 66.89 m (219.5 ft) 73.88 m (242.4 ft)
Wingspan 64.8 m (213 ft)
Wing area 443 m2 (4,770 sq ft)
Wing sweepback 31.9°
Overall height 17.05 m (55.9 ft)
Fuselage width 5.96 m (19.6 ft)
Fuselage height 6.09 m (20.0 ft)
Cabin width 5.61 m (18.4 ft)[100]
Maximum takeoff weight 259 t (571,000 lb) 268 t (591,000 lb) 298 t (657,000 lb)
Maximum landing weight[92] 193 t (425,000 lb) 205 t (452,000 lb) 233.5 t (515,000 lb)
Maximum zero fuel weight[92] 181 t (399,000 lb) 192 t (423,000 lb) 218.5 t (482,000 lb)
Manufacturer’s empty weight 115.7 t (255,074.8 lb)
Maximum cargo capacity 28 LD3 or 9 pallets 36 LD3 or 11 pallets 90 t (198,000 lb) 44 LD3 or 14 pallets
Cruise speed Mach 0.85 (903 km/h, 561 mph, 487 knots, at 40,000 ft/12.19 km)
Maximum cruise speed Mach 0.89 (945 km/h, 587 mph, 510 knots, at 40,000 ft/12.19 km)
Maximum range
(with passengers and baggage)[92]
15,730 km (8,490 nmi) 15,000 km (8,100 nmi) 19,100 km (10,300 nmi) 9,250 km (4,990 nmi)
Maximum cargo payload
14,800 km (7,990 nmi)
Maximum fuel capacity 129,000 l (34,100 US gal) 138,000 l (36,500 US gal) 156,000 l (41,200 US gal)
Service ceiling 43,100 ft (13.1 km) 43,100 ft (13.1 km)
Engines (2×) RR Trent XWB
Maximum thrust capability 79,000 lbf (351 kN) 84,000 lbf (374 kN) 93,000 lbf (414 kN) 93,000 lbf (414 kN) 93,000 lbf (414 kN)

 

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