The first Airbus A350-900 for Fiji Airways has been captured wearing its full livery, indicating Airbus and customer flight testing is approaching.
Registered F-WZFR under Airbus test conditions and coming in as serial number 299; the aircraft is the first of two set to be delivered to Fiji Airways, under a leasing agreement with DAE Capital.
Airbus will now transfer the aircraft to the next station, its two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines will be attached and any other cabin/interior fixtures completed.
Fiji Airways plans to configure their A350-900s in a two-class layout, featuring 33 full lie-flat Business Class seats and 301 Economy seats.
The chosen Business Class seats are the Collins Aerospace Super Diamond model; Economy Class will be the Recaro CL3710 mode, with both classes featuring Thale’s Avant entertainment systems.
Paired with the USB and AC power outlets set to be present, passengers across the entire cabin will have access to high-speed wireless internet.
Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for November and December of this year, with flights commencing to Sydney and Los Angeles shortly after.
Thanks to the commonality with Fiji Airways’ Airbus A330 aircraft the A350s will slide in with minimal effort, allowing the airline to expand their international operations.
Are you excited to see the Fiji Airways Airbus A350 in action?