Starlux Airlines Orders A350F and A330-900 Aircraft

Starlux Airlines has placed orders for Airbus A350F freighters and Airbus A330-900 aircraft.

The announcement was made at the Singapore Airshow, held at the Changi Exhibition Centre adjacent to Singapore Changi International Airport. The signing was carried out by Starlux Airlines Chairman Chang Kuo-wei and Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of commercial aircraft, Christian Scherer.

The order consists of five Airbus A350F and three Airbus A330-900 aircraft, totaling eight aircraft. Starlux Airlines will become the first airline in Taiwan to operate the Airbus A350F, deploying it on high-demand cargo routes.

The Airbus A350F has a maximum payload of 111 tons and a maximum range of 8,700 kilometers. It is optimized for industry-standard pallets and containers, featuring the industry’s largest main deck cargo door. Over 70% of its structure is made from advanced materials, making it 46 tons lighter at take-off than its competitors. It is powered by Rolls-Royce’s XWB97 engines, which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 40% compared to the older Boeing 747F and by up to 20% compared to competing aircraft.

The Airbus A330-900 aircraft will have the same configuration as the current four in the fleet, with 28 seats in business class arranged in a ‘1-2-1’ layout for full-flat beds, and 269 seats in economy class, totaling 297 seats.

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