The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has announced that has certified the Airbus A350 XWB.
Type certificate of the A350-900 was issued on 14/August.
As per the certificate, the A350-900 is capable of carrying 440 passengers (or 268 tonnes) in its maximum capacity and it has a range of up to 8.000 nautical miles and 84.000 pounds of thrust for improved efficiency in fuel consumption.
The certification process in ANAC lasted 13 months and involved at least 8 experts of the Agency, for 8 months, as well as technical personnel from TAM.
TAM will receive the first A350-900 aircraft in December this year, starting to operate on the route Guarulhos-Manaus, before placing it in flight between Guarulhos and Miami in 2016.
The aircraft (MSN24) is currently on the final assembly line in Toulouse and it should airborne in November.
In addition to 27 aircraft ordered by TAM, Azul ordered 5 A350-900 that should begin to be delivered in 2017.
Based on the press release “ANAC certifica nova aeronave comercial da Airbus”.