Countdown for the Lufthansa A350-900

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The countdown to the delivery of the most modern long-haul aircraft and the newest addition to the Lufthansa fleet has now started. On 19 December 2016, Lufthansa will receive its first A350-900 and two days later, on 21 December, the Airbus will be transferred from Toulouse to Munich. It is expected to arrive sometime in the afternoon. Subsequently, the A350-900 will be making guest appearances at a number of different German airports: in the period before and after the Christmas holidays, Lufthansa pilots will be carrying out flight training exercises with a range of different takeoff and landing procedures. Details regarding the transfer flight and the flight training exercises will be released later on.

Exclusive A350 flight from Munich to Hamburg on 9 February

One day before the A350-900 takes up regular commercial service from Munich to Delhi on 10 February 2017, it will take off for a special flight. For the very first time, the A350-900 will depart with passengers on board on 9 February. On this flight from Munich to Hamburg and back, guests will have the unique opportunity to be one of the first passengers on board of the world’s most modern long-haul aircraft. Takeoff will be at 10.30 am and landing in the Hanseatic city is scheduled for 12.00 pm. The passengers will return to Munich at around 5.00 pm. The ticket price of €179 comprises a return flight with all taxes and fees and also includes a reception with breakfast and sparkling wine before the takeoff in Munich – as well as a gate event in Hamburg and much more. Another special feature of the Hamburg flight: if you book early, you have a good chance of traveling in Business Class or Premium Economy Class for the same price of €179. The flight can be booked on LH.com/A350 from 13 December onwards.

Lufthansa plans to base ten type A350-900 aircraft at their Munich hub. In total, 25 aircraft were ordered; it has yet to be decided where the remaining 15 aircraft are to be based. The world’s most modern long-haul aircraft is an investment in the future – it produces 25 percent fewer emissions than comparable types of aircraft and is also considerably quieter during takeoff.

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Lufthansa A350-900 successfully takes off on maiden flight

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Courtesy: Airbus.

The latest Lufthansa fleet aircraft has completed its maiden flight to Munich around three weeks before delivery. The Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 took off on its first flight in Toulouse but without passengers. An international Airbus crew tested the on-board systems and the behavior of the aircraft during all flight stages.

The Lufthansa Group will receive the first of ten A350-900 on 19 December 2016 and will start its scheduled service between Munich and Delhi on 10 February 2017. The world’s most modern long-range aircraft is an investment into the future: It reduces emissions by 25 percent and is significantly quieter during take-off than comparable aircraft types.

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The first A350-900 in Lufthansa colours

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Courtesy: Airbus.

The Lufthansa Airbus was in the so-called “paint shop” in the Airbus plant in Toulouse for eleven days, and then the moment arrived – the first A350-900 with white Lufthansa paint and blue lettering was ready to go. 30 people worked on the task, painting a total surface area of around 2,100 square meters. This is the first time that the official identification code D-AIXA has been seen. The use of an “X” follows in the style of the Airbus designation “A350 XWB” (extra wide body) – the cabin width of the A350-900 measures a generous 5.6 meters and gives passengers a great feeling of space.

The first ten Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 aircraft will be stationed in Munich for the coming winter. Delhi and Boston will be the first destinations to be served. The plane has space for 293 passengers – 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class. The A350-900 is the most modern and the most environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft in service world-wide. In comparison with similar types of aircraft, it uses 25 percent less kerosene and produces 25 percent fewer emissions, and the noise “footprint” produced by the A350-900 is up to 50 percent smaller.

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The first Lufthansa A350-900 is in Toulouse

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Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa.

The Lufthansa A350-900 leaves the Airbus production floor in Toulouse for the first time. The wing panels and landing gear are already installed on the fuselage. The Lufthansa paintwork is clearly visible on the tail unit. This is the first Lufthansa A350-900 to bear the crane logo on its tail. Even though the blue-white paintwork is completely missing from the aircraft, it still looks like the future Munich flagship. Further final assembly stages include the mounting of the engines and the fitting of the cabin interior.

Lufthansa’s first A350-900 bears the Airbus manufacturing number MSN074 and will fly with the international identification D-AIXA. The A350-900 is regarded as the world’s most modern and eco-friendly long-haul passenger aircraft. It consumes 25 percent less fuel and produces an up to 50 percent smaller ‘noise footprint’ than comparable aircraft types.

Lufthansa will station the first ten A350-900 aircraft in Munich from the coming winter. The aircraft will offer seats for 293 passengers: 48 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class.

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Lufthansa: New travel experience in the Airbus A350-900

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Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa.

The A350-900 provides Lufthansa passengers with a comfortable traveling experience. With its wider cabin passengers have more room and a generous sense of space. A self-service section in Business Class provides more passenger comfort, plus new seats in economy and larger monitors. Thanks to a special lighting concept, passengers arrive at their destination feeling more rested. “We want our customers on board to feel comfortable and to arrive relaxed even after long flights. This is why we have improved passenger comfort even more in the A350-900”, says Thomas Winkelmann, CEO Lufthansa Hub Munich.

For the first time, Lufthansa will offer its customers a new service on the A350-900. Passengers in Business Class will be able to serve themselves refreshments between meals. In a specially designed self-service area passengers can enjoy a variety of snacks. A refrigerator is also provided with cold drinks.

Passengers in Economy will in future be seated in ergonomically designed seats which also appear in a new color scheme. In future there will also be more room to stow personal items.

In all classes passengers will benefit from the latest FlyNet technology and improved web surfing above the clouds. The larger screens provide the most advanced user interface.

Thanks to the special design of the A350-900, the cabin pressure during flight is pleasant, so passengers arrived more rested. This is comparable with an altitude of 1,800 meters, versus 2,400 meters of altitude with comparable aircraft. The effect is also enhanced by an innovative lighting concept with a total of 12 light scenarios. These can be deployed in such a way that passengers can adapt their biorhythm better to local time at their destination.

Lufthansa is stationing the first ten Airbus A350-900 aircraft at Munich starting January 2017. Initial destinations are likely to be Delhi and Boston. The aircraft will provide seating for 293 passengers: 48 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy.

The A350-900 is the world’s most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft. It consumes 25 percent less fuel and produces an up to 50 percent less noise footprint than similar aircraft types.

Source: Deutsche Lufthansa.

The first Airbus A350 XWB of Lufthansa arises

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Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa.

Last Friday, Lufthansa announced that its first Airbus A350 XWB is arising. The first major components of the airline’s A350 are currently manufactured at Airbus sites. The employees of Airbus at Hamburg-Finkenwerder factory will assemble in these weeks, the front and rear fuselage sections of the airplane, providing them with all flight-relevant systems such as, among other things electrical and hydraulic systems. Also, in Germany, more specifically in the facilities of Stade, Airbus has already manufactured the airplane’s upper wing shells. The vertical tail in composite materials are also fabricated in Stade.

In the production plant in Bremen, the site is awaiting the wing of Lufthansa’s first A350-900 which will shortly arrive from Airbus plant in Broughton, UK. Then, in the second largest Airbus site in Germany the employees will fully equip the wings with all relevant systems. After this, the wings will be transported by an Airbus Beluga to Toulouse, where the FAL (Final Assembly Line) is located. In the same way, the fuselage sections from Hamburg site will be sent to Toulouse.

Lufthansa’s first A350 XWB with production number MSN074 will fly for the airline under tail number D-AIXA.

The first ten aircraft of the type Airbus A350-900 will be based in Munich from January 2017. This will equip Lufthansa’s second-largest hub with the world’s most modern long-haul passenger aircraft.

Delhi and Boston are expected to be the first destinations of the new A350, which can accommodate 48 guests in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class, a total of 293 passengers.

The Airbus A350 XWB is the most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft. It consumes 25 percent less fuel and generates up to 50 percent smaller noise footprint than similar aircraft types.