Tuesday, December 23, 2014

@Airbus A350-900 aircraft with #MICHELIN AIR X tyres delivered to #QatarAirways

Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 aircraft to QATAR AIRWAYS with MICHELIN AIR X tyres. Seventy percent of the A350 XWB is made from lighter-weight advanced materials, including composites (53%), titanium and new generation aluminum alloys. These are primarily built into the aircraft’s main structural components such as the wings and fuselage. In this way, composite and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials serve to reduce weight and thereby lower fuel consumption by 25% as well as reducing the maintenance cost of the aircraft.