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Airbus A350 XWB Comes to Dublin

Airbus A350 XWB Comes to Dublin

AerCap, in association with Airbus, Aer Lingus, Dublin Airport and the IDA, hosted the first visit of the Airbus A350 XWB to Dublin Airport, where invited guests from the aviation and commercial sector were invited to view and fly in this innovative new aircraft.

Looking forward to 2018 were these Aer Lingus cabin crew of Claire Teehan,Haleigh Davison,Lauren Cusack and at the back is Fiona Treacy.

Looking forward to 2018 were these Aer Lingus cabin crew of Claire Teehan, Haleigh Davison, Lauren Cusack and, at the back, Fiona Treacy

AerCap is now the largest aircraft leasing company in the world with $44 billion of assets and with 200 customers in more than 90 countries. The company leased 493 aircraft over the past 18 months and 90% of forward orders placed through the end of 2017. AerCap leave €100 million in the Irish economy in purchases and wages.

Aengus Kelly the CEO of AerCap.

Aengus Kelly, Chief Executive, AerCap

Aer Lingus is one of the lead customers for the A350 XWB and has nine aircraft on order with Airbus for delivery in 2018 to 2020. These will service the transatlantic routes and will be in a three-class configuration.

Stephen Kavanagh the CEO of Aer Lingus  speaking the A-350 event.

Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Executive, Aer Lingus, speaking at the A350 event

The eco-efficient A350 XWB is the most innovative aircraft offering cost savings of 25% on fuel coupled with a reduction in CO2 emissions. The airframe features 70% advanced materials with 53% carbon fibre reinforced polymer. There are also larger overhead compartments for baggage and a full LED cabin lighting system that offers 16.7 million different colours.

Barclays Bank were represented at the  A-350 viewing by Theresa  Dunne,Brain Delahunty and Rob Roughan.

Barclays Bank was represented at the A350 viewing by Theresa Dunne, Brian  Delahunty and Rob Roughan

The event was also attended by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and Paschal Donohue TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Eamonn Brennan,Irish Aviation,aengus Kelly,aerCap and Kevin Toland,Dublin Airport at the A-350 XWB event.

Eamonn Brennan, Irish Aviation Authority; Aengus Kelly, AerCap; and Kevin Tolan, Dublin Airport Authority at the A350 XWB event

Forward camera view on the IFE screen on the A-350 XWB

Forward camera view on the IFE screen on the A350 XWB

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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