Airbus A350XWB Asian Tour: Malaysia

Airbus A350XWB - (C) Airbus. Photo by J V Reymondon
Airbus A350XWB – (C) Airbus. Photo by J V Reymondon

A350XWB is a mid-size passenger airplane made by the famous European airplane manufacturer, Airbus. XWB in its name designation is eXtra-Wide Body,  indicating its advancement in widebody airplane manufacturing.

A350XWB uses Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine, the largest turbofan engine (by fan diameter size) ever built for mass-produced aircraft. At 118 inch diameter, the fan diameter is even larger than those on A380 jumbo jet.

The only Malaysian airliner that placed firm order on A350XWB is AirAsia X, which sees the purchase of airplane fits well with their long-term strategy.

Recently Airbus A350XWB has made Malaysia as its final stop for its Asian tour. The airplane landed at KUL – KL International Airport (KLIA) and make a short turnaround flight the following day. Only selected crew members of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and press were invited as part of this program.

Since we are not able to be there for our much-cherished A350XWB, check out some tweets by @Airbus account:

 

 

And on the next day:

 

 

After Malaysia, the A350XWB is now back in Toulouse, France. Toulouse is a city where the final assembly of most Airbus airplanes take place.

 

 

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Involvement of Jurukur Bahan Antara in Airport Construction / Renovation Projects

Jurukur Bahan Antara, a cost consultation company has been involved with several renovation and construction projects at some of the airports in Malaysia.

Here are the details:

  • Proposed Construction of a New Terminal Building and Parking Apron at Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Kota Bharu, Kelantan for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 52 million)
  • Proposed Construction of a New Terminal Building at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Alor Setar, Kedah for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 83 million)
  • Proposed Design, Build, Testing And Commissioning For Upgrading for New Large Aircraft (A380) Operations at KLIA International,Sepang, Malaysia for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 100 million)

Source: BQSM.gov.my website

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