Qatar Airways first Airbus A350-1000 (A7-ANA)

Qatar Airways first Airbus A350-1000 (A7-ANA)

The aircraft, A7-ANA, is the first of 37 A350-1000s Qatar Airways has on order. It is powered by Rolls-Royce engines.
Qatar Airways is the launch customer of the Airbus A350-1000.
The first A350-1000 was due to be delivered in December 2017. However, issues with cabin finishings pushed back the event until February 20.
Qatar’s A350-1000 is configured with 327 seats comprising 46 in business and 281 in economy.
The business class QSuites features an innovative new seat design which is already flying on a number of Qatar’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Passengers have the option to have a set of four seats face each other so those travelling in a group can conduct meetings, socialise or share a meal together, while still providing the now-standard flatbed and direct aisle access for every passenger in business class.
Doha-London Heathrow will be the launch route for the aircraft.
“Qatar Airways always demands the very best for its customers, so it is right that we are the first airline in the world to fly the Airbus A350-1000,” Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said in a statement,
“This remarkable state-of-the-art aircraft will become a firm part of Qatar Airways fleet and will keep us ahead of the curve, allowing us to continue to offer our passengers outstanding levels of comfort and service”.
Airbus Commercial Aircraft president Fabrice Brégier said there was huge pride at the company following the delivery of the aircraft to Qatar Airways.
“Bringing major advantages in fuel and cost efficiency along with unmatched passenger comfort, the A350-1000 is the ideal aircraft to showcase Qatar Airways’ legendary customer service,” Bregier said.
“With its greater capacity compared to the A350-900, the newest widebody will play a major role on the carrier’s busiest long-haul routes and will contribute to strengthen their position at the forefront of the aviation industry.”
The Doha-headquartered carrier was also the launch customer of the A350-900.
In an Australian context, Qantas is particularly interested in the A350 design for its Project Sunrise requirement for an aircraft capable of flying nonstop from the east coast of Australia to both London and New York (for which Boeing is expected to offer a development of its Boeing 777-8X).
Airbus Commercial Aircraft president Fabrice Bregier and Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker.
Airbus recently showcased the A350-1000 to Qantas, with MSN065 F-WLXV spending two days in Sydney as part of a world tour. The aircraft was also be demonstrated to Air New Zealand in Auckland, while in the past Virgin Australia has also shown interest in Airbus’s newest widebody design.
The A350-1000 is 73.78m in length, 6.98m longer than the A350-900, and is designed to fly 7,950nm carrying 366 passengers, 41 more passengers than the A350-900 which is already flying with a number of airlines.
While Airbus’s solution for the Project Sunrise mission seems likely to be based on the 9,7000nm range A350-900ULR, which has been ordered by Singapore Airlines to operate nonstop from Singapore to New York, the high degree of commonality between A350 variants means the A350-1000’s visit was a timely one for Qantas technical and operational staff as the airline appraises its options for the demanding ultra long-haul mission.
To date Airbus holds 854 orders firm orders for the A350, of which 146 had been delivered by the end of January. Of those, 169 orders are for the A350-1000.
No airline in Oceania has ordered the A350, although the A350-900 twin is an increasingly common sight at local airports thanks to services operated by Cathay Pacific (Auckland, Christchurch (seasonal), Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth), Qatar Airways (Adelaide), Singapore Airlines (Brisbane and Melbourne) and Thai Airways (Melbourne).
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Airbus claims that the A350-1000 is the quietest twin-aisle cabin in the sky and has the lowest ‘cabin altitude’
The entire cabin air is renewed every two to three minutes and every window seat has an actual window
The A350-1000 is the first Airbus to feature Qatar’s Qsuite seats – the first double beds in business class
Step inside Qatar Airways’ new A350-1000, which could be the most comfortable plane yet for travelling long-haul – even for economy passengers.
That’s because the aircraft, entering service on Saturday between London and Doha, comes with a raft of anti-jet lag technology.
In its cabin there are millions of ambient anti-jet lag LED lights, hospital-grade filters – with the entire cabin air renewed every two to three minutes – and it has the lowest ‘cabin altitude’ on the market – 6,000ft. Jet lag symptoms kick in, scientists say, at altitudes of 6,500ft, with the heart and lungs having to work overtime to supply oxygen to organs, which results in feelings of fatigue and shortness of breath. 
On board Qatar Airways’ new A350-1000 aircraft, entering service on Saturday between London and Doha, economy class passengers will get to feel like VIPs, too
Airbus claims that the A350-1000 has the quietest twin-aisle cabin in the sky and that it has the lowest ‘cabin altitude’ on the market – 6,000ft
The economy cabin features millions of ambient anti-jet lag LED lights, hospital-grade filters – with the entire cabin air renewed every two to three minutes – larger overhead bins, higher ceilings and every window seat has an actual window
Airbus also claims that the A350-1000 is the quietest twin-aisle cabin in the sky.
Economy passengers can also enjoy larger overhead bins, higher ceilings and every window seat has an actual window.
The manufacturer adds that the plane also has integrated connectivity and the latest generation in-flight entertainment system.
All of these features should make travelling economy class over long distances much more bearable.
Of course, business class passengers are well looked after, too.
The A350-1000 is the first Airbus aircraft to feature Qatar Airways’ revolutionary new Qsuite seats – the first ever double beds in business class.
A journalist explores the new Airbus A350-1000, delivered to Qatar Airways at the Airbus home base in the Toulouse region of France
The manufacturer said that the plane has integrated connectivity and the latest generation in-flight entertainment systemFabrice Brégier, Airbus, said ‘It is a huge pride for us to deliver the very first A350-1000 to our launch customer Qatar Airways. Bringing major advantages in fuel and cost efficiency along with unmatched passenger comfort, the A350-1000 is the ideal aircraft to showcase Qatar Airways’ legendary customer service’
During a delivery event at Airbus HQ, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, hosts members of the media aboard the A350-1000. He’s pictured in the unique Qsuite business class section.The A350-1000 is the first Airbus aircraft to feature Qatar Airways’ revolutionary new Qsuite seats
Qsuites are also available on Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 flights between London and Doha. This picture is on board the A350-1000
‘Qatar Airways always demands the very best for its customers, so it is right that we are the first airline in the world to fly the Airbus A350-1000,’ said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker.
‘This remarkable state-of-the-art aircraft will become a firm part of Qatar Airways fleet and will keep us ahead of the curve, allowing us to continue to offer our passengers outstanding levels of comfort and service’.
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus, said: ‘It is a huge pride for us to deliver the very first A350-1000 to our launch customer Qatar Airways. Bringing major advantages in fuel and cost efficiency along with unmatched passenger comfort, the A350-1000 is the ideal aircraft to showcase Qatar Airways’ legendary customer service.
‘With its greater capacity compared to the A350-900, the newest widebody will play a major role on the carrier’s busiest long-haul routes and will contribute to strengthen their position at the forefront of the aviation industry.’ 
The new A350-1000 will go into full commercial service on the airline’s Doha-London route, on which the A350-900, the A380, Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner already operate, offering six flights a day between Qatar and the United Kingdom’s capital. 
Airbus says the A350-1000 will be 25 percent cheaper to operate than the competing Boeing 777-300ER, an older aircraft which weighs more but which has more seats in some layouts.
Boeing has responded to the A350-1000 by developing an even larger version of 777 able to seat over 400 people, making it the largest twin-engined jet when it enters service in 2020.  

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