25 August 2015

A350 Type Certification for Brazil.

The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has announced that has certified the Airbus A350 XWB.

Source: Airbus

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.

Source: Airbus

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.

Source: TLS_A380_A350

The aircraft (MSN24) is currently on the final assembly line in Toulouse and it should airborne in November.

Source: Airbus

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”.

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