Civil Aviation

Virgin Atlantic accepts first Airbus A350 into its fleet

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has officially taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000XWB at the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, G-VLUX “Red Velvet”, is the first of 12 Airbus A350XWB aircraft for the long-haul airline. Virgin’s Airbus A350-1000XWB is expected to begin a crew training programme with the airline [read more]

Civil Aviation

BA350! British Airways welcomes A350 to fleet

British Airways (BA/BAW) has welcomed its first Airbus A350-100XWB into the fleet after its first aircraft arrived at Heathrow at the weekend. G-XWBA is the first of 18 A350’s for the airline, 4 of which will be delivered in 2019. The aircraft is the first to introduce British Airways new [read more]

Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Welsh wings help A350 fly ultra-long range

Welsh wings made by Airbus in Broughton are helping the newly delivered Airbus A350-900ULR fly routes up to 9,700nm. The Ultra Long Range (ULR) variant of the ground breaking A350XWB range of aircraft has just entered service with Singapore Airlines, who have ordered 7 of the type. Aside from the [read more]