One of Airbus’s A350 prototypes will make its debut in the Asia-Pacific region at February’s Singapore Air Show.
The aircraft, A350-900 MSN003 will be on static display and will also participate in the flying display on the first two days of the show, Tuesday February 11 and Wednesday February 12, giving local industry observers their first chance to get up close to the new widebody.
“I am very pleased to announce that we will bring the A350 XWB to Singapore,” Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said in a statement. “The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing market for the air transport industry and will drive future demand for widebody aircraft in all seat categories. The A350 XWB will set new standards in the mid-size category and will consolidate our position as the provider of the world’s most modern, comprehensive and efficient widebody product line.”
Carriers from the region to have ordered the A350 include AirAsia X, Air China, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Thai Airways International and Vietnam Airlines.