Delta placed orders for 25 Airbus A350-900 widebody aircraft for delivery beginning in mid-2017, half of a larger 50-plane order that includes 25 A330-900s.

Don’t get caught at a summer BBQ without knowing these five things about the A350:

  1. The plane is the foundation of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB Family, which is designed to meet airlines’ needs in medium-to-long haul operations.
  2. The aircraft will be deployed on U.S.-to-Asia-Pacific routes.
  3. The lighter-weight A350-900 will be outfitted with two Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines that are expected to deliver a 20 percent improvement in operating costs per seat.
  4. The crew rest facilities on the A350-900 are designed for easy access and comfort. For the pilots, access is conveniently located directly outside the flight deck door. Pilots will have an overhead crew rest module with two bunks and a high-comfort seat.
  5. Flight attendants will also have a quiet overhead module located at the aft end of the aircraft. The space has been designed for six generously sized bunks with full standing height in the changing area.


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