The A350 series is thought to offer 25 percent cost savings over its closest long-haul competitor, thanks to, among other things, composite structures combined with titanium and aluminum alloys.
The plane will come in three configurations, the A350-800, -900, and -1000. It will offer ranges from 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles, and carry between 270 and 375 passengers in 3-class configuration. Each model will feature two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. The planes' lengths vary from 199 feet to 242 feet, and each has a 56-foot-high tail, and a wingspan of 212 feet. The planes will carry as much as 41,211 gallons of fuel.
January 19, 2011 4:00 AM PST
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| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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