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Air France takes delivery of 20th Airbus A350-900 as it modernises fleet

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS – Newer aircraft with better economic and environmental efficiency are still being added to Air France’s fleet.

The airline added its twentieth Airbus A350-900, with the registration F-HTYT, to its fleet on November 25, 2022. The aircraft has completed its ferry flight from Toulouse, where it was assembled, to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where it will fly the airline’s long-distance flights.

On November 26, 2022, it will launch its first commercial flight, going to Lima (flight AF480).

The name “Angers” is inscribed over the front of the fuselage as a tribute to the former royal capital of France, a city in the west of France.

Air France have resumed naming its planes after French towns since 2019 and the delivery of its first Airbus A350. The airline has placed a total of 38 Airbus A350-900 orders, with deliveries scheduled to continue steadily until 2025.

By 2030, Air France’s fleet will consist of 70% of the newest models (Airbus A350, Boeing 787, and Airbus A220), up from 7% now, according to an ambitious one billion euro per year investment plan.

The most recent generation of aeroplanes that are ecologically friendly

The transition to more environmentally friendly air travel is represented by the Airbus A350-900. Because it is made of lighter materials—53% composites and 14% titanium—than an equivalent-sized, older airliner, it uses 25% less fuel (2.5 litres per passenger every 100 kilometres). Its sound footprint is also 40% less.

On the Airbus A350, the greatest of Air France

There are 324 seats total aboard the Airbus A350, including 34 in the Business class, 24 in the Premium Economy class, and 266 in the Economy class.