A350 gets green light from FAA

A350 Gets Green Light From FAA

Airbus’ A350-900 has moved closer to entering service after the FAA granted the aircraft type certification.

It follows EASA awarding the A350-900 certification in September.

Both certifications followed a series of trials to ensure airworthiness criteria were met, including an 81,700nm (151,300km) route proving tour.

The A350-900 can carry 315 passengers and has a range of 7,750nm (14,500km).

Powered by Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB, the aircraft is expected to enter service with launch customer Qatar Airways by the end of the year.

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