Airbus has today unveiled its revamp of its A350 aircraft offering, detailing a new wider A350 XWB aircraft family to enter service from the middle of 2012.
The A350 XWB will comprise three aircraft: A 314-seater, the A350-900, to enter service mid-2012, a 270-seat version, -800 to enter service in early 2013 and the 350-seat -1000 to enter service in the first quarter of 2014
| Airbus unveiled an early hint at the new aircraft's identity today at the Farnborough air show, with this billboard ad|
In addition the family will comprise an A350-900L for ultra long-range aircraft and an A350-900 freighter.
Airbus is seeking to offer two engine manufacturers for the aircraft family and has already secured agreements with Rolls-Royce to provide powerplants for all three A350 types.
Speaking during a media briefing during the Farnborough air show, chief operating officer John Leahy said: “It’s a totally new design, with new cabin, new wings, new systems and new engines.”
More details to follow.