Airbus A350 XWB Asia Tour

Airbus A350 XWB Asia Tour Malaysia

The much awaited and talked about plane, the Airbus A350 XWB will embark on the Asia Tour this November 2014 where it is said to be the last leg of the world tour. The newest and latest member of the Airbus wide-body family, the A350 is the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft, setting new standards in flight experience, operational efficiency and cost effectiveness. 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be one of the stop overs for the Airbus A350 XWB Asia Tour after visiting major city airports like Seoul (GMP), Tokyo (HND), Hanoi (HAN), Bangkok (BKK) and finally Kuala Lumpur (KUL). This Asian tour will also run for a period of 11 days, from Monday 17th to Friday 28th November 2014 where KLIA will be the last stop.

Wing of Airbus A350 XWB
A350XWB
The A350 XWB aircraft (MSN5) is one of Airbus’ fleet of five test A350-900 aircraft and one of two with a fully functional cabin that come with 42 business class and 223 economy class seats. The A350 flights are also operated by Airbus flight crews. XWB also means Extra Wide Body for those who do not know. 

For the record, I have already boarded the initial Airbus A350-900 XWB (MSN3) when they made their first appearance at the Singapore Airshow 2014 in Changi early 2014. This was also one of the initial test aircraft without any completed interior too. We were invited to board the test aircraft for a tour of the technical specification and to see how Airbus have been testing the new plane. 

A presentation of the A350 XWB was also conducted in a specially designed room with a mock-up economy seating layout by one of the Airbus staff when we were there. Below are also photos of the initial plane that we managed to board and see. 

Malaysia Airbus A350 XWB Visit
The fuselage of the A350-900 seen in Singapore
A350 XWB visitor pass Singapore
My A350 XWB visitor pass 
A350-900 Fuselage Photo
The side of the fuselage 
Configuration of A350 XWB economy seating
A350 XWB economy seating standard configuration
business class seating configuration of A350
A350 XWB business class seating configuration
A350 XWB and the cockpit Photo
A scale model of the A350 XWB and the mock up cockpit head
Seating configuration of Airbus planes
Seating styles configuration of Airbus planes with old and new styles 
statistics on economy travel on flights
Some statistics on economy travel on flights
test aircraft A350 XWB
Some of the computers used in the test aircraft of the A350 XWB
Inside the A350-900 test aircraft
Tour inside the test aircraft 
Airbus A350-900 Test Aircraft Photos
Wires, wires and more wires
picture of the test A350 aircraft
Air-condition vents on the left inside the test A350 aircraft
Rolls Royce engine of the A350-900 XWB
View from the Rolls Royce engine of the A350
tail fin of the A350-900 Photo
The tail fin of the A350-900 
Airbus A350 test aircraft photo Singapore
Another view inside the test aircraft while it was in Singapore
A350-900 Cockpit Photo
Cockpit of the A350-900
A350-900 Photograph
View from the back 
Photo of the A350-900
As the A350 plane leaves Singapore 
Airbus A350 XWB Wing Wave
The Airbus A350 XWB does a Wing Wave as it leaves Singapore
You can also read about how the A350 WXB made its Singapore debut at the airshow early in 2014. In total, there were 5 test planes that went around the world during their world tour and MSN3 was the plane that flew in to Singapore while for the last leg, it is the MSN5 that will be here in Malaysia. 

This demonstration exercise comes as Airbus is closing in on the first airline delivery, to Qatar Airways, by the end of the year in 2014. The Airbus A350XWB plane will also land in Malaysia on the 26th November and will be here for a couple of days before heading back home. 

For aviation enthusiast and plane spotters in Malaysia, this is a chance to catch the Airbus A350 plane landing and taking off here at KLIA Selangor, Malaysia while on the Asia tour. Since I will be there, I will also feature photos after the event here on Malaysia Asia. I cannot wait to see how the seating configuration will be laid out and also am very curious on how extra wide the fuselage will be once fitted with the seating. Overall, I am glad that Airbus decided on having the Airbus A350 XWB Asia Tour and here in Malaysia too. 

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