Airbus has announced the start of its first ever demo tour of China for the Airbus A350XWB. The tour will commence from June 25th and will end on July 2nd.
A350 XWB test aircraft MSN2 (Manufacturer Serial Number) will fly to Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (SHA), Guangzhou (CAN), Haikou (HAK) and Chengdu (CTU), during the course of the eight-day trip.
The flights will be operated by Airbus flight crews.
MSN002 is one of Airbus’ fleet of five test A350-900 aircraft and features a distinctive “Carbon” signature livery which reflects the use of advanced materials in the construction of the new generation wide-body jetliner.
It is one of the two aircraft in the Airbus A350XWB test fleet to have a fully functional cabin (42 business class and 210 economy class seats).
The newest Chinese customer for the A350 is China Eastern Airlines, which placed orders for 20 A350-900s this April. Air Chine has also placed orders for 10 A350-900s.
Airbus has received approximately 800 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 42 customers worldwide, till date.