Airbus shows off new A350 at Singapore Airshow

  • 18/02/2016
The Airbus A350XWB (Reuters)
The Airbus A350XWB (Reuters)

Despite a turbulent first day at the Singapore Airshow which saw aircraft manufacturer Bombardier announce 7000 job cuts, all eyes were on the skies as Airbus displayed its new A350XWB.

The aircraft, which the company hopes will dominate the aviation industry this coming decade, is made of mostly carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer. 

The XWB stands for extra wide body, and on a recent sales tour to New Zealand, the manufacturer's sales pitch was that "it's the extra four inches that makes the difference".

They were of course referring to the wider seats and extra leg room.