International Airlines Group, (IAG), has converted eight Airbus A350-900 options into firm orders for Iberia. It makes the airline a new customer for the A350XWB Family. The aircraft will be equipped with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines.
IAG secured commercial terms for the A350 aircraft as part of the Group long-haul order announced in April 2013.
“We are very proud that IAG has chosen the A350-900 aircraft for Iberia. We welcome a new operator of the most efficient mid-size long-haul aircraft in the market,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A350XWB is the aircraft of choice in its category and set to become a reference among passengersfor its unrivalled cabin comfort and quietness.”
The A350XWB is the latest addition to the Airbus widebody product line. Promising its customers a 25% reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB Family comprises three versions from 276 to 369 seats. At the end of June 2014, the A350XWB had won 742 orders from 38 customers worldwide.