Turkish Airlines to buy 20 Airbus wide-body aircraft

- A Monitor Report 09 Jul, 2018 | 3598 Views|-+
Miami: Turkish Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to purchase 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft with an option to acquire five more.

The agreement was endorsed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to France along with French President Emmanuel Macron.

The A350 XWB is the European manufacturer’s latest wide-body aircraft and is capable of long range flight while typically carrying approximately 300 passengers.

According to the manufacturer, it’s Airbus A350 an all-new family of mid-size, wide-body, long-haul aircraft that will mould the future of air travel.

Moreover, Turkey has been an integral part of the Airbus supply chain for nearly 20 years as a partner in all Airbus aircraft programs, including its novel Airbus A350 XWB.

The Airbus A350 XWB emphasizes the most modern aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, and new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines.

The imminent completion of Istanbul’s third airport, projected to be the world’s largest airport when completed, will allow the carrier to expand to new destinations with a larger fleet.

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