Imagine witnessing five passenger planes flying overhead in a spectacular formation that you typically see from RAAF fighter pilots on Australia Day. This amazing sight occurred in late September when Airbus organised for five identical passenger planes to fly in formation promoting its new A350 XWB. For those working in the aerospace industry this event was certainly amazing to see.
In celebration of its newest jet the A350 XWB being certified, Airbus had five identical jets fly in formation over Toulouse, France, near the Airbus headquarters in Blagnac. This new jet is set to replace the A330 and A340 and go head to head with Boeing’s 777 and 787 Dreamliner.
The most amazing thing about the new addition to Airbus is the that fuselage and wing structures are made up of 53 per cent carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer, which helps with fuel efficiency.
This new addition is supposed to be the future of long-haul travel and its two Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines are quieter than ever before.
The plane is worth 1.9 billion British Pounds or almost 3.5 billion Australian dollars and Airbus is set to make its delivery to Qatar by the end of the year.
The future of the aviation industry is growing and new technology is paving the way for newer and better passenger planes to take to the sky.