MIAMI — Qatar Airways is set to take delivery of the first Airbus A350 XWB tomorrow in Toulouse, France. We are excited to be able to provide live coverage on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll also have a full story on the events that happen as the day progresses.
From 10-10:45 AM, Airbus will hold a A350 XWB Briefing. After, we’ll bring coverage live from a press conference and provide photos of the first aircraft prior to the delivery ceremony. At this time, Didier Evrard, EVP A350 XWB and Kiran Rao, EVP Strategy & Marketing, will speak. (Approximately 4:00 AM EST).
At 11:00 AM local, another press conference will take place. Akbar Al Baker–Group CEO of Qatar Airways– Tony Wood–Rolls Royce President-Aerospace–and Fabrice Brégier–thePresident and CEO Airbus–will speak and answer questions.
At 12:00 PM local, we’ll bring live coverage from the delivery ceremony when the first A350 is handed over to its launch customer. Approximately an hour and a half later, Airbus will take media on-board a quick flight over France. (Approximately, 6:00 AM ET)
Later in the day, we’ll provide a behind the scenes look at the Airbus A350 Final Assembly Line. On Tuesday, we will be one of the few western media outlets to be on the delivery flight to Doha. This begins at 11AM local time.
Meanwhile, enjoy some of our previous coverage of other A350 XWB program milestones:
Also, this video is a must see as five A350 XWB aircraft fly in formation.