Industry Airbus delivers its 100th A350

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Airbus has delivered its 100th A350 XWB, just some 30 months after the first delivery in December 2014. The 100th aircraft delivered is an A350-900 for China Airlines. Airbus has delivered 36 A350 in 2017.

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"The 100th A350 XWB milestone comes as we reach our fastest widebody production ramp-up, on track to meet the target of 10 A350 deliveries per month by the end of 2018,” said Fabrice Bregier, Airbus COO and President Commercial Aircraft. To date the A350 has been delivered to 14 airlines worldwide. Largest A350 operators are Qatar Airways (19), Cathay Pacific (16) and Singapore Airlines (15).

Airbus has recorded a total of 847 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 45 customers worldwide. Airbus is intending to deliver the first example of the larger A350-100 before the end of this year to Qatar Airways.

China Airlines is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). China Airlines operates a fleet of 76 passenger jets including 20 Boeing 737-800, 11 Boeing 747-400, 10 Boeing 777-300ER, 5 Airbus A340-300 and 24 A330-300. With the arrival of the latest aircraft the airline has a total of 7 A350-900 in service.

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