Airbus: Good news for Broughton’s wing makers, Lufthansa orders 15 new A350 widebody jets
There is some good news for Broughton’s wing makers, German airline group, Lufthansa, has ordered 15 A350 widebody jets from Airbus.
The order consists of 10 Airbus A350-1000s and 5 Airbus A350-900s, the wings to be made at Airbus’ wing-making plant in Broughton.
Along with the purchase agreement, Airbus and Lufthansa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation in sustainability and future technologies, including the intensified use of sustainable aviation fuels, optimisation of operations through more efficient flight management, and exploration of hydrogen usage.
Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Christian Scherer, expressed his appreciation, stating “We are honoured to see Lufthansa topping up its A350 order book to a total of 60 aircraft, joining the increasing number of A350-1000 customers around the world.”
He said: “With economic and sustainability pressures becoming a measurable reality as international flying increases again, so do the massive advantages of the A350 as the only clean sheet design and therefore the most efficient solution.”
Lufthansa’s latest order reinforces its long-standing relationship with Airbus, as the airline has operated all members of the Airbus product family since the 1970s, starting with the A300.
The A350 is the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft and the long-range leader in the 300-410 seater category.
Its clean-sheet design includes state-of-the-art technologies and aerodynamics delivering unmatched standards of efficiency and comfort.
The A350’s new-generation engines and use of lightweight materials make it the most fuel-efficient large widebody aircraft, and the quietest aircraft in its class with a 50% noise footprint reduction compared to the previous generation aircraft.
The A350’s Airspace cabin is the quietest of any twin-aisle, offering passengers and crews the most modern in-flight products for the most comfortable flying experience.
As of January 2023, the A350 family had secured 925 firm orders from 54 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful wide-body aircraft.
Lufthansa’s latest order showcases the airline’s commitment to sustainability and technological advancement in the aviation industry.
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