The newest lightweight Airbus has successfully completed its maiden flight, stepping up to compete against Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.
The European plane manufacturer has introduced new Rolls-Royce engines which produces more thrust using less fuel, in its quest for increased efficiency and working towards green air travel.
It will carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical three-class seating layout, or seat a maximum of 440 to 550 passengers, depending on the variant. You are unlikely to ride in the plane for this year’s summer holidays, but the aircraft looks to become a popular option for European airlines in coming years.
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