Quite simply she is the best commercial aircraft flying today crammed with technology for the pilots and comfort plus for the passengers.
She is the Airbus A350 and Qatar Airways has the world’s largest fleet with 52, which has enabled the airline to fly through the pandemic carrying home to loved ones millions of stranded passengers.
Born as Airbus’s competitor to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the A350 has also become a dream machine with Qatar Airways being a major influence on the design
The A350 fits perfectly between the slightly smaller 787 and the larger 777-300ER and she is the ultimate Airbus aircraft that incorporates all the lessons of the last 50 years since Airbus was formed.
The extra width of the cabin and very large windows results in an outstanding cabin that has the widest seats for passengers in all cabins.
The A350 also has the quietest cabin of any twin-aisle aircraft that includes a draft-free air circulation system resulting in a low ambient cabin noise level for a more peaceful and healthier journey.
The A350 series is made of 53 percent composite material, which because of its much lower weight – but extra strength – allows for lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions per passenger.
The composite structure, combined with other design and engine technologies gives the A350 fuel consumption per passenger 25 percent lower than the aircraft it replaces.
That means 25 percent less CO2.
And Qatar Airways passengers can offset their CO2 emissions with the airline’s Carbon Offset Program.
Compared to the Airbus A380 the savings are even more dramatic with the giant super jumbo