Airbus to focus on A350 at Moscow air show

Flight Global has reported Airbus plans to focus on its A350 aircraft at MAKS, Moscow´s upcoming air show on August 27-31, the company said.

The MSN2 aircraft, one of the certification A350-900s, will be placed on the static line and also participate in the flying display. MSN2 first flew in February 2014 and the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered twinjet is fitted with a passenger cabin.

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has 14 A350-900 aircraft on direct order. The airframer has not yet delivered the type to the airline. It had handed over a total of 270 A350-900s and 25 A350-1000s by the end of July this year.

Airbus states that its presence at MAKS will feature large-scale models of the A350-1000 and long-range A321LR. It will also display equipment manufactured by a joint venture between its defence and space division and Russian Space Systems, as well as projects associated with its Moscow engineering centre.