A350-1000 Thread

Old Jan 23, 18, 11:47 am
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A350-1000 Thread

The A350-1000's have been delayed, according to AAB, but only for a month or so.

“The installation of the Qsuite is taking longer than what we expected,” Al Baker said in Doha, adding that the complex design of the berth has implications for the certification of the aircraft. The first plane now belongs to the airline but remains at Airbus’s base in Toulouse, France, for fitting out.

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Old Jan 26, 18, 8:27 am
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a350-1000 delivered?

I thought I just saw A350-1000 landing at DOH, is it delivered today? I couldn't find any news info about it, potentially it should come from Toulouse but can't find any information online....I think it comes with the new Q-Suites....
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Old Jan 26, 18, 10:31 am
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Nope, A7-ANA is in testing stage @ TLS
But F-WLXV Airbus Demo is @ DOH

The latest Airbus A350 family member, the A350-1000, has flown for a three-week tour of the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, the aircraft manufacturer said this morning.
This demonstration trip will precede the delivery of the first aircraft to Qatar Airways, which will take place "in the coming weeks". The MSN065 registered aircraft will stop at Doha, Muscat, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Hanoi, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Manila, totaling 55,000 km. It will be exhibited from February 6 to 8 in static at the Singapore Air Show. Three A350-1000s of test were used by Airbus. The MSN065 is equipped with a full cabin including 40 business, 36 premium economy and 219 economy.

Translated from french

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Old Jan 26, 18, 2:52 pm
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I see. thanks for the news translation. I read the aircraft is coming in Feb, so thought it came a few days early
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Old Jan 27, 18, 5:37 am
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Any speculation as to which routes they will run the A350-1000 on?
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Old Jan 27, 18, 6:00 am
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Airbus was touring the 35K in DOH today enroute to Asia/Pacific.

LHR QR015/6 is the first route planned for 16FEB, but likely to slip to 1st week of March. Reservation systems are not yet updated with this allocation
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Old Jan 28, 18, 10:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Leaping_Deere View Post
Any speculation as to which routes they will run the A350-1000 on?
Apparently SIN is a priority for upgrade to -1000 but it will need quite a few aircraft to be delivered before that can be done.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 4:06 am
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oh wow if QR16 gets the new jet then I am so happy.. will be flying to doha towards end of march on QR16
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:02 am
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I'm amazed how many A359/K's QR have sitting in TLS, every other carrier seems to be able to take delivery..
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Old Jan 29, 18, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Calum View Post
I'm amazed how many A359/K's QR have sitting in TLS, every other carrier seems to be able to take delivery..
If there's an issue with fitting the QSuite, then there's obviously going to be a backlog of airplanes waiting in Toulouse.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by WorldLux View Post
If there's an issue with fitting the QSuite, then there's obviously going to be a backlog of airplanes waiting in Toulouse.
Even so, doesn't explain why they've had this issue for a year where they have at least 10 A359's sitting in TLS at any given moment.
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A7-ANA (F-WZNR) is at the TLS Delivery Center
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Old Feb 3, 18, 2:31 am
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A video about QR's A35K:

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Old Feb 22, 18, 9:54 pm
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Given that this thread has been inactive for the past 20 days - surprising given the amount of press coverage of the arrival at DOH of QR’s first A350-1000 this past Tuesday (coincidentally Mrs PtF and I were in DOH on delivery day) - I thought this thread might usefully be bumped.
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Old Feb 23, 18, 8:03 pm
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I'm very curious what routes they are planning to use the -1000s on, besides LHR. AAB said to the East Coast of the US, which is quite a few cities: BOS, JFK, PHL, IAD, ATL, MIA. I imagine of those, they'd want to place them on routes where they can keep capacity or increase it a little like JFK (replace the A359) and/or operate a more efficient plane (replace the 77W) while keeping capacity largely steady.

I imagine there are 77W routes like ATL that would be better served with the A359 if it gets freed from JFK, but what do I know. I don't imagine BOS or PHL really need a capacity increase on the route.
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