Cutting-Edge A350 XWB arrives in the United States

Atlanta is first of five U.S. cities to see the A350 XWB on its Americas Demo Tour

As it touched down in Atlanta, the newest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A350 XWB, kicked off the U.S. leg of its tour of the Americas. The demo tour features a flight test version of the aircraft, which Airbus is showing off to investors and airlines in Atlanta, Newark, Chicago and Milwaukee before the general public can experience the A350 XWB at EAA’s AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
While it is in Atlanta, Delta Air Lines employees will tour the aircraft, familiarizing themselves with its layout and features. For many of them it will be their first opportunity to get a closer look at what will become the newest member of its fleet in 2017, when Delta accepts the first delivery of its 25 A350 XWBs. Delta currently operates Airbus A319, A320 and A330 aircraft, with additional outstanding orders for each type. 
The A350-900 that is in the U.S. this week is a flight test aircraft featuring a two-class cabin. It seats 42 in lie-flat, business-class seats, which are four abreast, and 210 economy-class seats. For passengers, the aircraft will provide new levels of comfort, with extra space in all classes. It features wider panoramic windows, larger overhead stowage compartments and the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity. 
The A350 XWB also features the latest in aerodynamic design, carbon-fiber fuselage and wings, and new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. These technologies translate into a 25-percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions as well as lower maintenance costs. 
As of the end of June 2015, the A350 XWB had won 781 firm orders worldwide from 40 customers. Currently, three North American customers have orders for a total of 82 A350 XWBs. 
Ashley Martin Web Developer


Lazydays Partners With SUN ‘n FUN On Fly-in

Lazydays RV has partnered with SUN ‘n FUN on the 41st Annual International Fly-In & Expo, according to a press release.
The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo will take place April 21–26 at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Fla. All proceeds will benefit the Aerospace Center for Excellence on the Sun ‘n Fun campus. The facility boasts aviation-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculums through year-round programs and activities, and is also home for the Central Florida Aerospace Academy.
Lazydays will provide 20 RV units to serve as mobile offices and hospitality stations to accommodate the SUN ‘n FUN staff throughout the six-day event. In addition, Lazydays will be setting up an on-site RV display and sale with 15 units on “Rocky Road” near the RV campground. The exhibitor area will feature a Lazydays booth with prizes and giveaways for guests from noon until 2 p.m., on April 25-26.
“This event features one of the best airshow line-ups and camping expos in the nation and we are excited to partner with them,” said John Lebbad, chief marketing officer for Seffner, Fla.-based Lazydays. “It’s such a great partnership for us as we are always honored to work with like-minded organizations as we both strive to provide the ultimate traveling experience while ensuring a family friendly atmosphere.”
“The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo is the premier springtime destination for aviation enthusiasts from all over the world,” said Greg Gibson, director of pperations. “One of the best experiences to be had is RV’ing to Lakeland and camping right here on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds. Having an expert RV organization like Lazydays as a partner truly validates this experience, and the products and services they represent complete the picture of quality that we want our visitors to feel.”

This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.

Ashley Martin Web Developer