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Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900 Takes Off on Maiden Flight

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Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900 Takes Off on Maiden Flight

Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900 Takes Off on Maiden Flight
November 29
14:20 2016

MIAMI — The first Airbus A350-900 for German carrier Lufthansa has completed its first flight to Munich, three weeks before its scheduled delivery.

The aircraft (D-AIXA • MSN 74), took off from Toulouse in a test flight in which the on-board systems and the behavior of the aircraft during all flight stages was assessed.

Last week, Lufthansa confirmed that the delivery date os the aircraft will be on Monday, December 19. Following the delivery, Lufthansa Technik will be in charge of installing the cabin interiors in Munich.

The revenue flight will be on February 10, serving the Munich – Delhi route.

Lufthansa’s A350-900s will be configured with 293 seats, with 48 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class.

Back in September 2013, Lufthansa ordered a total 25 A350-900s. Of these, 10 will be based in Munich and 15 in Frankfurt, in order to phase out the carrier’s Airbus A340 fleet of 10 A340-300s and 21 A340-600s.

According to the airline, the A350-900 uses 25 percent less kerosene and produces 25 percent fewer emissions when compared to its predecessors. The A350-900’s noise “footprint” is up to 50 percent lower than that of comparable aircraft types.

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