17 December 2015

1st Brazilian A350 on her way home.

TAM has received today their first A350.

Source: Jujug Sppoting


MSN24 delivery makes the 14th A350 delivered (13th this year) and TAM (now LATAM) is from today the 4th operator in the world.

With register number PT-XTA (test registration F-WZFS) she was airborne on 1st of December.

Source: Jujug Sppoting

During this record period of time of 15 days, there were performed 1 flight test and a Customer Acceptance flight on 8/Dec.

Source: Clement Alloing

But with a bird strike in this last flight, another flight test and Customer Acceptance flight on 14/Dec was required after the small rework.


Today´s delivery flight TAM-9950 to TAMs hub at Sao Paulo will have a stop at Belo Horizonte for paperwork (“to be nationalized”).

Source: Clement Alloing

TAM has became the 1st airline from the Americas to fly the A350 XWB.


LATAM Airlines Group, made up of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, ordered 27 A350 XWB aircraft.

Source: Airbus

The carrier will start operating the A350 XWB in January/2016 between Sao Paulo and Manaus.


This will be followed by international operations from Sao Paulo to Miami, to Madrid and to Orlando.


  1. 13 deliveries so far. The 02 Dec story said MSN20 and MSN22 would be delivered to Finnair this year for a total of 15 deliveries this year. However, other sources are saying MSN22 has slipped into 2016. Does that mean there will only be 14 deliveries in 2015?

  2. MSN22 is due for delivery in mid January 2016-see post:


    you will also see from this a planned production rate 1 year ahead of actual production at Airbus today.

  3. Much enjoying this blog: thank you!

  4. Please, cab you tell me what that dark line on the plastron marks?