VN Airlines to get its first Airbus A350

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 08:00

Airbus A350 XWB
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Vietnam Airlines will get delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB in the middle of this year and become the first carrier in Asia to acquire the aircraft.

It plans to acquire 14 A350s, buying 10 from Airbus and leasing the four others, for long-haul flights to the EU.

On Wednesday, Rolls Royce announced it would supply Trent XWB engines for Vietnam Airlines' new A350.

The British company claims the engine's fuel consumption per passenger per kilometre is the same as that of a car.

It has sold more than 1,500 engines so far to 40 customers.— VNS

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