Not to be confused with the Singapore Airlines A350-900 base variant
Image from Airbus
Airbus has launched (quite a long while ago) the Ultra Long Range (or ULR) variant of its A350-900. Under an amendment Singapore Airline’s existing order for 63 A350-900s, seven of the aircraft will now be delivered with an Ultra-Long Range capability for flights of up to 19 hours. In addition, the carrier has placed an additional order for four A350-900s, taking its total firm orders for the A350 XWB Family to 67.
Optimised for non-stop flights to the US, the aircraft, designated A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range), will include a modified fuel system to increase the fuel carrying capacity, an increase in Maximum Take-Off Weight, plus aerodynamic improvements, enabling service to the US West Coast, as well as to New York.
It would be great to get the ULR variant of the A350-900, especially for the global update with fuel burn and all. Not much change but but still significant, given that these bad boys are bound to serve the world’s longest routes! :)
Leave a vote if you agree this should be in IF when they add the A350!