19 January 2015

A350 family will grow

The A350WXB family has at least 20 years in which to grow well beyond the current -900 and -1000 models, Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier said on 22/Dec as the 1st of the A350 was handed over to launch customer Qatar Airways.

Source: Airbus

Mr. BrĂ©gier said “The A350XWB is at the very start of the growth of the family beyond the models we have and it will have a further 20 years in which to develop additional versions.”
While he didn’t go into any firm details he did refer to a possible A350 Regional model optimised for short higher demand routes after the style of the A330R.

Source: Airbus

He also referred to the potential growth of the 97,000 pounds thrust version of the Rolls-Royce XWB engine to power the A350-1000 -due in service less than 3 years from now- which would fit with speculation that there will be a A350-1100 version to follow it with additional seating to match the capacity of the Boeing 777-9 (X-series) due in service from late 2020.

Source: Langenfeld

Based on the article “Airbus chief: A350 family will grow, A380 future secure” published in Plane Talking.


  1. Recent news about Airbus is that its planning to install ejectable black box flight recorders on its new wide-bodied A380 and A350 aircraft in an effort to make it easier to recover evidence in the event of an accident.This is because,there has been a series of major incidents involving commercial aircraft.

  2. So you think that they will develop another twin behind the A35J? If so, why?

  3. I hope the A330 one day is put to death and make the A350-800 plane please