Qatar Airways A350 XWB Launch
An invitation to the launch of the Qatar Airways A350 XWB was the best event to get invited to at the helm of 2015. Qatar Airways on the 7th of January welcomed the airline’s first A350 XWB aircraft, as global launch customer, at a spectacular ceremony. The press conference was a very enjoyable information exchange session. The experience at the A 350 event was a whole new level for me. I got to even sit in the cockpit and probably am one of the youngest to ever sit on the cockpit of an A350 because that was the first one that came! For those who are curious about the giant bird, here's waht you would need to know: The aircraft is a new world of comfort in itself.
Passengers will benefit from a new boarding experience achieved by a unique dome-design entrance with welcome light distribution. The aircraft also offers wide seats with generous room in all classes of service thanks to a number of design developments offering greater comfort to all passengers.
The Business Class cabin has 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration featuring an 80” full flat bed and 17” HD in-flight entertainment screen and a spacious inflight bar. The Economy Class features 247 18-inch wide seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, each with a 10.6” in-flight entertainment screen, and more space at shoulder level for passengers in window seats due to the vertical side wall panel design.
Qatar Airways A350 XWB features the-state-of-the art Oryx entertainment system, with more than 1,000 entertainment options on individual screens in all classes. The jet also offers advanced air conditioning technology and LED mood lighting to enhance the comfort of passengers while reducing fatigue after a long flight. In addition, the jet will also offer in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for all passengers allowing them to surf the web on the go.
Over 70 percent of the A350 XWB’s weight-efficient airframe is made from advanced materials combining composites (53 percent), titanium and advanced aluminium alloys. The aircraft’s innovative all-new Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) fuselage results in lower fuel burn as well as easier maintenance.
To pictures and glimpses of what was a spectacular event, and until next time, good bye!