Etihad Airways has signed an intention to procure seven A350F cargo ships from Airbus. These join the existing fleet of five A350-1000 passenger versions of the airline. The announcement was made at Singapore Airshow 2022, according to a statement from Airbus. Etihad also chooses Airbus flight hour service to support the entire A350 fleet.
Tony Douglas, Group CEO of the Etihad Airways Group, said:
He added: “Our freight business continues to outperform and work towards a more sustainable future built on the world’s youngest and most fuel efficient fleet. Reducing CO2 emissions by 50%. We have achieved our goal for 2035. “
Christian Scheller, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and International Head, said the new generation of large cargo ships “will be unmatched in the market segment in terms of range, fuel consumption and CO2 savings.” rice field.
As part of the modern long-haul aircraft family, the A350F has much in common with the A350 passenger version. With a payload function of 109 tons, the A350F can serve all freight markets. The aircraft features a large main deck cargo door with fuselage length and capacity optimized for industry standard pallets and containers.
Over 70% of the A350F’s airframe is made of advanced materials such as composites, titanium and the latest aluminum alloys, reducing takeoff weight by 30 tons and reducing fuel consumption and emissions by at least 20%. Its current closest competitor. The A350F fully meets the enhanced CO2 emission standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. It will come into effect in 2027.
The A350F is powered by the latest technology, the fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine.
So far, the A350F has won solid orders and commitments for 29 aircraft from five customers.
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