China Airlines became the ninth airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine wide-body airliner with the delivery of first A350-900.
CAL’s A350-900 has some of the most advanced features such as a premium three class layout with a total of 306 seats, which comprises of 32 Premium Business class. 31 in Premium Economy, 243 in the main cabin and convertible to fully lie-flat beds are the other features. CAL has ordered 14 A350-900s altogether.
The aircraft will be serving initially on small regional routes, between Taipei and Hong-Kong, and will then be deployed on long route flights. Amsterdam, Vienna and Rome will be the first long route flights of A350-900.
The latest aerodynamic design with carbon fibre fuselage and wings and new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines are the features of A350 XWB which makes it one of the most advanced series of fleet.
Together, these latest technologies will provide unprecedented levels of operational efficiency along with 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs.
The posh interior designing with spacious leg-room and quiet ambience through lighting will set new standard of flight experience for both leisure and business passengers.
Till date, Airbus has recorded a total of 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 43 customers worldwide which makes it one of the most successful wide-body commercial aircraft.