TOULOUSE: The first Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB to be delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines rolled out of the paintshop on Monday.
Now at an advanced stage of production, the aircraft will undergo further testing before being delivered to the airline in the coming months.
Singapore Airlines has ordered seven A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft, and all of them are in various stages of assembly.
The first aircraft to have flown has successfully completed its flight test programme, which focused on the redesigned fuel system. It is now being fitted with its cabin.
The airline will operate the aircraft on non-stop services from Singapore to the US. This includes flights between Singapore and New York, which will be the world’s longest commercial service, as well as on routes to Los Angeles and San Francisco.