qatar-ceo-a350-cockpitQatar Airways marked its return to the India Aviation International Exhibition and Conference with the display of its A350 new-generation aircraft for medium- to long-haul operations. Making its first public appearance in India, the ultra-modern aircraft grabbed attention from visitors and VIPs with its custom-designed interiors and innovative design.

Qatar Airways, the global launch customer of the A350, recently celebrated one year of operations with the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft. The airline’s A350 now flies to four destinations – Frankfurt, Munich, Philadelphia and Singapore – across three continents: Asia, Europe and North America. Soon, the aircraft will be flying to the upcoming new routes of Adelaide and Boston, and also the second daily flight to New York.

Qatar Airways celebrated one year of A350 commercial operations in January. Offering the latest in design and technology, and combined with Qatar Airways’ award-winning service, the aircraft has taken passenger experience to the highest level. Qatar Airways operates the largest number of A350s in the world with eight of this aircraft type in its young fleet.

The A350 is a faster, more efficient aircraft as a result of its tapered wing, marking an evolution in aerodynamic design. Ergonomically designed for maximum space and comfort, the A350 also has an extra-wide cabin, high ceilings and panoramic windows with electromechanical shades that go from transparent to opaque in Business Class.

A model of efficiency by design, the A350 is one of the lightest aircraft of its type, made from advanced composite materials and powered by two new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This also makes it kinder to the earth, with 25% lower carbon dioxide emissions than with current generation aircraft in its category.

Currently, Qatar Airways operates every family of Airbus’ modern airliner portfolio comprising of the A320, A330, A340, A350 and A380.