United Orders 35 Airbus A350-1000 Jets

By Paul Riegler on 20 June 2013
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An A350-1000 in United livery

An A350-1000 in United livery

On the heels of the launch of the Airbus A350 at the Paris Air Show, United Airlines announced it was converting its recently announced order for 25 A350-900s into A350-1000s and adding ten additional firm orders for that plane, for a total of 35.

United said it was using the aircraft to replace older, less efficient planes.  Deliveries of the A350-1000s are expected to start in 2018.

The A350-1000 is the largest in the A350 XWB family.  It uses roughly 20% less fuel per seat than the aircraft it will be replacing.

Manufactured from composites, titanium, and other advanced materials, the plane is powered by new Rolls-Royce Trent engines and will offer passengers more headroom, wide panoramic windows, and more overhead bin space.

United Airlines announced an order for 20 Boeing 787-10 aircraft on Tuesday (including the conversion of ten existing 787 orders) and last year ordered 100 Boeing 737 Max 9 and 50 Boeing 737-ER narrow body jets.


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