Sichuan Airlines Takes Delivery of First Airbus A350

Authors: Go Chengdu

2018-08-13

The Sichuan Airlines received its first delivery of Airbus A350 aircraft in Toulouse, France on August 8.
With the surface painted with pandas, the aircraft arrived the next day at the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. It will make its maiden commercial flight from Chengdu to Beijing on August 16.
Sichuan Airlines ordered 10 A350 aircraft in this year's first half, Airbus announced the news at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in July. Together with additional 4 A350-900 airplanes, which will be rented from Airbus as per the agreement the two sides signed in September 2016, the airlines will take deliveries of 14 A350 jetliners totally.
As an improvement of the Airbus A330, A350 is a family of long-range, twin-engine wide-body jet airliners with longer range and more efficient operation. Its spoilers and another major part are made by the AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd., which is the exclusive supplier of the two components for Airbus A350XWB around the world.

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