Monday, May 13, 2013

A350 XWB not naked anymore

Credit Airbus/P. Pigeyre
[Real Aviation]. One of these memorable days at Airbus, Toulouse Center, today. In front of a large audience (shareholders, Airbus workers, press...), the European aircraft manufacturer has unveiled the A350XWB under its new Airbus livery. It is doutbful that this bird will fly at the Bourget 50th exhibition next month, unless.... it is eventually cleared for a short fly over...

  
 
More screenshots :
http://www.airbus.com/galleries/photo-gallery/dg/idp/30168-a350-xwb-paint-shop-rollout-8/?share=1


 
 
Photo Airdailyx / Paris Bourget 2011
 

Photo Airdailyx / Paris Bourget 2011
 
 
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This thing looks like a blend between the 787 Dreamliner and Sukhoi Superjet 100 (from the L1 door forward to the nosecone). Not very graceful looking in IMHO.

Anonymous said...

looks like an extended sukhoi jet with RR engines. The 787 is for sure a beauty as compared to this.

DAndre Newman said...

Not very pretty bird and the engines seem quite small... 777 is not concerned.

ALX WNT said...

Every Airbus looks crap people. Use 737, 777 and then 787, and you switch to Airbus..

It's like using Cadillac/Chevrolet or Ferrari then switching to Lada or Tata

MrAngryBates said...

Lol, I bed you never used any of them. So stop talking nonsense. BTW, I like the A350!

Mark Batarina said...

But the question is: Will this plane let you fly and not call you a retard when you're about to land?

Neil said...

It's not bad looking, remember it is wider than a 787. The earlier airbuses are ok, the A380 is not however. Altogether a handsome looking airframe, with plenty of stretch in it.

Neil said...

AirDailyX, thanks for publishing the pictures!

DAndre Newman said...

HAHA!! Now that's a good one!

Anonymous said...

Boeing makes aircraft with the passenger in mind, Airbus on the other hand tried to please accountants.

Whenever I fly I try to avoid Airbus aircraft like the plague, they are incredibly uncomfortable and cramped. Boeing took a step in the right direction with the 787, the increased humidity inside the aircraft makes a huge difference on long flights.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least Airbus didn't release A350 in a hurry ( like others :P ) and didn't have battery problems ( like others :)
You guys are missing the point, Boeing's are pretty messy planes, some of them with cables !!!!!!!! CABLES , Soooo 20th century man !!!!

I just sayin....

Anonymous said...

And last anonymous , "Boeing makes aircraft with the passenger in mind, Airbus on the other hand tried to please accountants."

THAT doesn't make any sense !!! Airbus uncomfortable ? ? Are you a seismograph :O ?
Oh please leave America an come fly in Planes in the true meaning of the word

Anonymous said...

This plane will end the era of the currently produced 777 versions for sure, similar to the 777 killing the MD11 and the A330 the 767. Why do you think Boeing pushes the refurbishment of the 777? Maybe because of the concurrence of its "point to point" concept 787 or the A 350 1000 that almost reaches the capacity of the 777 300ER?

DAndre Newman said...

I'm not fully betting on that. The A380 has not been able to fully deliver on it's abilities as Airbus promised. The ability to perform the A350 has yet to show. But if it does, then that's great. But I think it's just ugly... The wings, nose, how long it is vs engine size... And what's the point of making it wider? For a 7th middle seat? before getting to the isle? It's just not my cup of tea.

Anonymous said...

Cadillacs/Chevrolets are the climax of automotive engineering? GM. Are you serious? They have neither the money nor the engineering capacity to be top notch. During the financial crysis 2008 they were bailed out. They would not even exist anymore without the government money. Ford did it without support.

Anonymous said...

Well. Form follows function. The new fuselage is elliptic, the profile of the wing is supercritical, as always. The design of the nose matches its counterpart on the 787 pretty much. For me it looks pretty similar to the 787 if you compare the keyparts. I don't think that an engineer sits at his desk thinking about if it looks cool or not.

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