TAM Airlines takes delivery of A350

19 Dec 2015 by GrahamSmith
TAM Airlines has become the first operator in the Americas to take delivery of the A350 XWB. The carrier will commence the wide-body airplane commercially between Sao Paulo and Manaus in Brazil in January 2016. Its A350 features a premium two-class layout with 348 seats, comprising of 30 seats in business class and 318 in economy. TAM Airlines A350 XWB Seats in economy are 18-inches wide. LATAM Airlines Group, made up of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, has ordered a total of 27 A350 XWB to add to its fleet. Claudia Sender, TAM Airlines CEO, said: "The A350 XWB brings us the best of both worlds, complementing our existing eco-efficient fleet and the best in aviation technology to ensure even greater levels of comfort for our passengers." The aircraft features carbon fibre fuselage and wings, and new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines that together reduce fuel burn and emissions by 25 per cent and lower maintenance costs. Ben Allen
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