A350-1000 begins demonstration tour across Middle East and Asia Pacific

    Airbus commenced (26-Jan-2018) a three week demonstration tour of the A350-1000 to the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Stops include Doha, Muscat, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Hanoi, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Manila. The aircraft (MSN065) is equipped with a fully functional cabin with 40 business, 36 economy plus and 219 economy class seats. Flights will be operated by Airbus flight test crews. The demonstration tour follows the completion of the A350-1000 flight test campaign and joint EASA/US FAA type certifications. The A350-1000 tour comes ahead of the first customer delivery to Qatar Airways, due “in the coming weeks”. [more – original PR]