With capacity for up to 334 customers and consumption of about 20% less fuel per seat, the aircraft is part of Azul’s fleet modernization plan.
Under the name “50 is also Blue”, Azul’s first Airbus A350 aircraft is already on Brazilian soil. The aircraft departed from Tarbes, France, where it went through the last scheduled maintenance tasks before being delivered to Azul and landing at the Confins airport, in Minas Gerais.
With capacity for 334 customers, the A350 structure has more than 70% of its composition of latest generation items, such as composites, titanium and modern aluminum alloys to create a lighter and more economical aircraft, which increases its technical-operational efficiency.
According to Azul president John Rodgerson, the A350 is part of the company’s fleet renewal plan and will replace the A330CEO aircraft. “We are very happy to present this news to our Customers, Crew and partners. The Airbus A350 is one of the most modern aircraft in existence, which will bring much more comfort to our customers and more efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, bringing a reduction in the cost per seat when compared to the A330CEO aircraft, which currently fly Azul’s long-haul flights”, highlighted the president.
One of the main differentials of the A350 is its comfort. Customers on board will appreciate a quieter and wider cabin, in addition to wider panoramic windows and more space in the luggage compartments. The aircraft is equipped with two Trent XWB turbofan engines, which guarantee 20% less fuel consumption per seat, resulting in much lower CO2 emissions per seat compared to the A330CEO, reinforcing Azul’s commitment to sustainability and to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045.
In the coming weeks, the aircraft should also complete the certification process with Brazilian regulators. By the end of the year, there will be two new generation Airbus A350 aircraft flying in Azul’s network, replacing two older generation A330CEO aircraft.
*** Translated by the DEFCONPress FYI Team ***