Airbus has unveiled the world’s first A350-900 ULR, or Ultra Long Range, aircraft.
This particular A350 is destined for Singapore Airlines, who is the launch customer for the variant. It has the registration 9V-SGA (cn 220).
Here’s a video of the aircraft being painted:
The airline will be introducing it on the reinstated link between Singapore and New York Newark, which will be the world’s longest flight.
This flight was previously operated by the airline’s Airbus A340-500 fleet and, like then, will operate with a reduced density configuration of all-Business and Premium Economy seating.
With a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 280 tonnes, the Ultra Long Range A350 is capable of flying over 20 hours non-stop, combining the highest levels of passenger and crew comfort with unbeatable economics for such distances.
According to our Airbus A350 Routes Page, the first flight on this route will be 11 October 2018.