11-Mar-2010 8:22 AM

United Airlines signs firm order for 25 A350 XWB aircraft

United Airlines signed (10-Mar-2010) a firm order with Airbus for 25 A350-900 XWB, formalising a commitment originally announced in Dec-2009. Deliveries of the aircraft will begin in 2016 and run to 2019. The A350 XWB order book now stands at 530 aircraft. Final assembly of the first aircraft is anticipated in 2011, with the first delivery (of an A350-900) scheduled for 2013. [more]