In the interim, Japan Airways operates only one variant of the Airbus A350: The A350-900. Nonetheless, this transformation later this 12 months, because the provider will take supply of its first of 13 A350-1000s. The primary of those stretched A350s was noticed in Toulouse on March third in full livery – though, in its present type, it’s nonetheless lacking one thing essential.
JAL’s first A350-1000
Rising from paint amenities in Toulouse, Japan Airways‘ very first Airbus A350-1000 was noticed on Friday, March third, in its full livery. Whereas the provider’s commonplace shade scheme is a reasonably plain ‘Eurowhite’ and never all that newsworthy, the recognizing of the fully-painted jet means it’s one step nearer to being delivered to its buyer.
The plane, in accordance with AIB Household Flights, presently has take a look at registration F-WZFM. It should ultimately tackle the Japanese license plate of JA01WJ. This A350 has producer serial quantity (MSN) 610, making it the 610th A350 to be produced by Airbus.
Whereas the plane has its livery utilized, it nonetheless must undergo just a few essential steps earlier than it will possibly enter service with Japan Airways. An important merchandise – or gadgets – are the 2 large Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 turbofans to energy the jet. As soon as engines are put in, the plane will then must bear a sequence of take a look at flights. For reference, one of many more moderen A350-1000s to be delivered, MSN 584, underwent 4 take a look at flights earlier than heading to Cathay Pacific as B-LXR.
Destined for New York JFK
On February 2nd, Japan Airways JAL confirmed its Northern Hemisphere winter schedule whereas additionally asserting that its first Airbus A350-1000 will probably be deployed on the route between Tokyo Haneda Worldwide Airport (HND) and New York’s John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport (JFK) – flights JL6/JL5. This winter schedule comes into impact on October twenty ninth, 2023.
As we reported on the time, the airline presently deploys its Boeing 777-300ERs on this 13,500 km (8,388 mi) service. Whereas it presently affords a once-daily service to JFK from Haneda, Japan Airways will enhance frequency to twice each day over the summer time. Sadly, the A350-1000 gained’t be getting into service in time for this frequency-boost.
Japan Airways presently additionally affords common service from Tokyo Narita (NRT).
Teasing the general public with a brand-new cabin with an ‘unprecedented’ expertise, Japan Airways stated in a press release:
“With the introduction of the Airbus A350-1000, we’re growing new cabin specs for worldwide flights to offer a brand new unprecedented expertise for each certainly one of our prospects.”
Japan Airways isn’t simply changing the Boeing 777-300ER on its Haneda-JFK route. Extra broadly talking, the provider intends to make use of the A350-1000 to completely change the big Boeing twinjet, one-for-one. Certainly, the airline has 13 A350-1000s on order to supersede the 13 777-300ERs it presently operates.
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Sources: AIB Household Flights, Planespotters.internet
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- Airline Sort:
- Full Service Provider
- Tokyo Haneda Airport, Tokyo Narita Airport
- Yr Based:
- Yuji Akasaka