EASA, FAA Issue Type Certification for Airbus A350-1000

A350-1000 completing cold-weather testing. Photo courtesy of Airbus

Airbus has received type certification for the A350-1000 from EASA and the FAA, the French OEM said Tuesday. Type certification for the A350-1000 comes less than one year after its first flight.

The three A350-1000 flight test aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce engines successfully accumulated over 1,600 flight hours. Of these flight hours, 150 were completed with the same aircraft in an airline like operational environment to demonstrate its readiness for entry into service, according to Airbus.

The A350-1000 is the latest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family, showing high level of commonality with the A350-900 with 95% common systems part numbers and same type rating. As well as having a longer fuselage to accommodate 40 more passengers than the A350-900 (in a typical three-class configuration), the A350-1000 features a modified wing trailing edge, new six-wheel main landing gears and more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.

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