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The Airbus A350 was designed to be a competitor for the 787 Dreamliner and an alternative to the older A340 aircraft (-200 and -300 models).The A350-XWB is powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines (a

mix of Trent 900's and the Trent 1000).Two models were later made: the A350-941 (the A359) and the A350-1041 (A35K).The A350 carries wifi in the top of the small hump on top of the fuselage.

Airbus said that Boeing's use of composite materials for the 787 fuselage was to advanced for it's time, and that the new A350 XWB was going to feature large carbon fibre panels for the main fuselage skin. After facing criticism for high maintenance costs, Airbus confirmed in early September 2007 the adoption of composite fuselage frames for the aircraft structure.

Operator first commercial service number in service
Air Caraïbes 2 March 2017 2
Asiana Airlines 15 May 2017 4
Cathay Pacific 1 June 2016 22
China Airlines 30 October 2016 11
Delta Air Lines 30 October 2017 8
Ethiopian Airlines 2 July 2016 7
Finnair 9 October 2015 11
Hong Kong Airlines 10 September 2017 4
LATAM Brasil 25 January 2016 7
Lufthansa 10 February 2017 8
Malaysia Airlines 8 December 2017 3
Qatar Airways 15 January 2015 22
Singapore Airlines 8 March 2016 21
Thai Airways 4 September 2016 10
Vietnam Airlines 3 July 2015 10
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