CBI member Airbus announced that the first A350 XWB for China Airlines (CAL) had rolled out from cabin furnishing and engine installation at the Airbus Toulouse Final Assembly Line.
The aircraft is now ready to proceed to further ground and flight testing. This first A350-900 for CAL is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2016. China Airlines has 14 A350-900 on order. The aircraft is expected to be deployed on the carrier's long-haul routes to Europe and on selected regional routes. The A350-900 will join China Airlines’ other Airbus fleet, including A330s and A340s, on its regional and long haul services.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 43 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.
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