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Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017
There will be further ground checks and test flights for the delivery at the end of August.
Hong Kong Airlines boasts of 15 A350 XWB on order.
The A350 will suit the needs of the Asia-Pacific airlines with higher efficiency and comfort in the long range market.
Till now a third of total sales was reported by the firm orders for the A350 from carriers in the region.
The delivery of first A350 will bring Hong Kong Airlines an inch closer to being a global carrier.
From December onwards the aircraft has been assigned to serve the company’s newly launched long-haul route to Los Angeles.
Hong Kong Airlines believes in rapid and substantial growth and is committed to deliver more to its customers. It will come up with two more A350 by the year-end.
More experienced pilots around the world will be hired to cope with such rapid expansion.
A350 XWB is equipped with latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines.
The latest technologies translates the aircraft into unrivaled levels of operational efficiency. There is a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions and lower maintenance costs involved.