Airbus has announced that Iberia Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 16 A350 XWB on order, becoming the 18th airline to operate the world´s newest twin engine widebody aircraft, the company said.
The aircraft is the first A350-900 to feature the latest performance improvement package including a wing twist, extended winglets and increased maximum take-off weight capability, delivering unrivaled performance across Iberia´s network. The aircraft is configured in a Premium three-class layout, with 348 seats, including 31 full lie-flat bed business, 24 Premium economy and 293 economy seats.
The A350-900 will join Iberia´s all Airbus fleet comprising more than 100 aircraft (including Iberia Express), allowing them to leverage the full benefit of Airbus´ unique aircraft family commonality.
The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivaled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. As the founding member of “Airspace by Airbus” cabin brand, the A350 XWB cabin provides passengers and crews the best in comfort, well-being and technology.
Airbus SE is a European corporation, registered in the Netherlands and trading shares in France, Germany and Spain. It designs, manufactures and sells civil and military aeronautical products worldwide. The company has a civil aeroplane business, and two divisions for other products and services: Defence and Space and Helicopters.
Iberia is Spain´s flag carrier and a founding member of the IAG´s group of airlines.