China Airlines, Taiwan’s largest carrier, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the acquisition of 14 A350-900 plus an additional six on option. The new generation medium capacity long-haul aircraft has been selected as part of their future fleet modernisation programme.
China Airlines intends to start using the A350 XWB from 2015. The aircraft will be powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines.
The A350 XWB will primarily be deployed on the airline’s long-haul routes to Europe, Australia and the United States.