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Airbus Unveils Regional, Lower Thrust Variant For A350 Family
The new regional variant of the Airbus A350 is to be optimized for routes of up to 6,800 nm. and will feature de-rated engines and a lower maximum takeoff weight.
The aircraft version has been selected by Etihad Airways as part of an order for 40 A350-900s, 24 of which will have the lower takeoff weight certification.
“We are not building a new product,” Airbus Senior Vice President-Marketing, Chris Emerson said at the Dubai air show. However, he added that “we are getting into the short-haul market.”