Introduction

Generally, the Airbus A380 is a wide-body, double-deck jet liner with four engines. It is manufactured by the European Airline manufacturing company known as the “Air Bus.” It is one of the largest passenger airliners in the world, and many airports around the world have upgraded their facilities to accommodate it.

In addition, the standard Airliner produced by this company is the Airbus A350, which also has three variants, namely A350-800, A350-900, and A350-1000. The manufacturing concept of the Airbus A350 XWB is based on wire technology, flying mechanism, and cockpit layout of the Airbus A380. The use of new manufacturing methodology and new materials have significantly reduced the maintenance costs by 10%.

Airbus A350 XWB Taking off
Airbus A350 XWB Taking off

Airbus A350 XWB vs Boeing 787

To put things in perspective and provide you with a clear idea, the use of modern equipment and material between the A350 XWB and its competitor, the Boeing-787, are as follows:

MaterialBoeing 787Airbus A350 XWB
Steel10%6%
Composites50%53%
Aluminium, Aluminium-Lithium (Alu-Li)20%19%
Titanium15%14%
Miscellaneous5%8%

The new design and mechanism make it possible to pressurize the cabin, which is equivalent of pressures found at 1800 meters (6000 feet) with humidity at 20%. Similarly, the new airflow system is capable of adapting to the numbers of passengers and adjusts to the draught free flow.

The Airbus A350 XWB is very efficient twin-engine airplanes that consume up to 25 percent less fuel, emit 25 percent less CO2, and have lower maintenance costs than other similar models. The structure of the Airbus A350 XWB is made with advanced materials – carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum alloys – that do not suffer from corrosion.

Airbus A350 XWB Flying
Airbus A350 XWB Flying

Airbus A350 XWB specifications

Height17.05 m
Wingspan64.75 m
Overall length66.61 m
Fuselage diameter5.96 m
Maximum cabin width 5.61 m
Wing area442.9 m²
Maximum fuel capacity138,000 liters
Maximum takeoff weight 275 tons
Maximum altitude43,100 ft
Maximum speed944 km/h

Airspace and comfort in the
Airbus A350 XWB

Despite the technological transformation, the Airbus A350 XWB has a modern cabin design to provide tremendous comfort to the passengers. The innovative design of the aircraft is spacious enough to deliver an astonishing experience to the people on-board. For instance, the alluring ambient lightening, high ceilings, and wider seats create a perfect environment for the crew and passengers to enjoy the flight to any long-haul destination.

Airbus A350 XWB Business Class Example
Airbus A350 XWB Business Class Example

On board, passengers will enjoy a very quiet and extremely comfortable cabin, wider than similar models, with more vertical space, larger panoramic windows and large capacity luggage racks. Long-haul flights pass quickly with the modern and latest in-flight experience. Integrated web and internet technology allow passengers to connect with the rest of the world. GPRS, GSM, and Wi-Fi are available in all classes for use on phones, laptops, and tablets. LED mood lighting decreases the effect of jetlag and contributes to the wellbeing of passengers. Moreover, the comfy crew rest areas and smart galleys provide the flight crew with an affable working environment, which makes it even stress-free to take care of passengers.

Airbus A350 XWB Economy - Singapore Airlines
Airbus A350 XWB Economy – Singapore Airlines
Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The A350 XWB has a uniquely comfortable configuration that ensures a smooth flight by virtue of the XWB’s advanced flight control system. The mechanism is constantly adapting to minimize gust-induced wing loading. The aircraft has optimal cabin air quality and advanced air condition technology with air exchange every two minutes that provide passengers with extra relaxing/comfortable flight and less fatigue on arrival.

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