Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos

Delivery of the MSN0018 today (7th October) Finnair has become the first European operator of the A350 XWB.


Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos



Finnair finally received Toulouse in the first of 19 A350 XWB in order, making it the first airline in Europe and the third in the world to operate the new aircraft. Qatar, the launch and Vietnam are the other two operating the same model. The aircraft on Finnair is set in a three-class layout with 297 seats, including 46 Business Class 43 Economy Comfort and 208 Economy.

Finnair will begin with the commercial services of the A350 XWB later this week, with a European tour in Amsterdam and Oslo on 9 October. In addition, on November 21, 2015, will hold non-stop long-haul flights from Helsinki to Shanghai. The aircraft will join all Airbus airline's fleet totaled 45 aircraft in operation today consists of 30 A320 aircraft and 15 A330 / A340 family.

"Finnair has enjoyed a long and successful working relationship with Airbus and the A350 takes our cooperation to another level. This aircraft is the future of flight and will give our passengers a new completion and better travel experience," says CEO Finnair, Pekka Vauramo.

"At Airbus, we are proud and pleased to see Finnair, one of the world's airlines, oldest and most respected, becoming the first European airline to fly the A350 XWB," said Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus. "The unmatched fuel efficiency and comfort of the A350 XWB passenger aircraft makes it the perfect to lead the Asian expansion of Finnair"

Eric Schulz, President of large civil engines, Rolls-Royce, said:. "We are very proud to be with Finnair and Airbus today marks another chapter in the history of the A350 XWB Trent XWB exemplifies how we take the best in technology for offer new standards of excellence. Today marks the beginning of a new era in our relationship with Finnair and look forward to working with them for many years to come. "

The A350 XWB airliner is the next generation of the world, is the newest member of the modern, comfortable and efficient family of widebody Airbus products. Offering customers a reduction in fuel burn, the A350 XWB has the most modern design in aerodynamics, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, as well as new efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB. Together, these leading technologies translate into unparalleled levels of operational efficiency, with a reduction of 25 percent in fuel consumption and in emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. For passengers, which brings new levels of comfort during the flight, with an extra-wide cabin that offers more personal space in all classes, including 18-inch wide seats as standard in economy class.


To date, Airbus recorded a total of 783 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 41 customers worldwide since becoming one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

Photos © Airbus Press




Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos
Marking delivery of the first Finnair A350 XWB on 7 October 2015 are (from left to right): Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo
Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos
Finnair’s first A350 XWB, delivered on 7 October 2015, is configured in a premium three-class layout with 297 seats – comprising 46 Business Class, 43 Economy Comfort and 208 Economy 
Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos
Finnair’s first A350 XWB – delivered 7 October 2015 – will form the backbone of this carrier’s long-haul fleet at a time of strategic importance for the airline
Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos
Finnair flight crew members give a big “thumbs up” after the delivery ceremony for this carrier’s no. 1 A350 XWB on 7 October 2015
Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos
After completing its maiden flight from Toulouse, France on 17 September 2015, Finnair’s first A350 XWB will enter the final production phase – which is to include further ground checks and flight tests

Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos

Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos
It was a celebratory mood as Finnair received its initial A350 XWB from Airbus, with delivery occurring 7 October 2015 in Toulouse, France
Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos
Marking the delivery of Finnair’s first A350 XWB on 7 October 2015 are (from left-to-right): Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier; Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo; and Eric Schulz, President – Civil Large Engines, Rolls-Royce
Finnair Receives the A350 XWB | See the Photos
After delivery of its no. 1 aircraft, Finnair will commence A350 XWB commercial services with a European tour starting at Amsterdam and Oslo on October 9

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