Airbus' A350 XWB arrived at Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil this week, formally launching the aircraft’s Americas Demo Tour.
The tour will include stops in Campinas, Brazil and Bogota, Colombia before going to the United States.
Senior airline representatives from Brazil's TAM Airlines, the A350 XWB’s launch customer in the Americas, along with personnel from other Latin American airlines, government officials and members of the media, took a demonstration flight over Sao Paulo.
The newest addition to the Airbus wide body product line, the A350 XWB can seat 369 passengers in two classes of service. It can fly routes of up to 8,000 nautical miles.
In addition to the latest aerodynamic design, the aircraft includes a carbon fibre fuselage and wings, and fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. These technologies make for a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and lower maintenance costs.
In addition to TAM, Synergy Aerospace, the owner of Avianca Brasil, has ordered 10 A350 XWB aircrafts.
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