Lufthansa: First Airbus A350 Due To Arrive In Munich At End Of 2016

Airbus A350. Image Courtesy Airbus Industries

25 Aircraft For Frankfurt & Munich. Quieter, More Fuel Efficient And Lower CO2 Emissions

The first Airbus A350-900s of Lufthansa will be coming to Munich at the end of 2016. Lufthansa has ordered a total of 25 aircraft of this type, which in future will be used on routes from the airline’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs. “The A350 marks our entry into the two-liter class and is an important step towards active noise protection. The aircraft generates a 30 percent smaller noise footprint,” says Thomas Klühr, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Finances & Hub Munich. This summer Lufthansa will operate a total of 26 long-range aircraft, including 17 A340-600s and nine A330-300s, from its Munich hub.

The Airbus A350-900 is more fuel efficient than any other aircraft type. On average the new aircraft will consume a mere 2.9 liters of kerosene per passenger per 100 kilometers, roughly 25 percent less than current-generation aircraft. The state-of-the-art Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines and an aerodynamic design will also reduce noise emissions to well below current prescribed limits.

In addition, the cabin is extremely quiet, thanks to new insulation methods and sound- absorbing materials.  Passengers on board the A350-900 will also benefit from wider panorama windows and more spacious overhead stowage bins.

Technical data

Engine RR Trent XWB-84
Length

65.26m

Wing span

64.75m

Height

17.05m

Wing area

443m2

Max. takeoff weight

268 tonnes

Engine performance

2 x 84,000 lbs

Max. fuel capacity

138,000 liters

Cruising speed

Mach 0.85

Range*

approx.  9,500 km

Fuel consumption

approx. 2.9 liters /100 pax km

vs. B747-400

-26%

vs. A340-300

-24%

* with maximum payload

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