The Magazine of Ethiopian Airlines
Special Feature

The A350-900

Ethiopian welcomes its first of Airbus’ state-of-the-art widebody aircraft.


With passengers’ maximum comfort in mind, the A350 was designed to offer wider seats, more headroom, larger overhead storage space and wider panoramic windows, as well as the latest in in-flight entertainment systems.

Fuselage and frame

Made primarily of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (53 percent, to be exact), the A350’s frame supports a lower fuel burn, easier maintenance and increased resistance to corrosion.


The aircraft’s state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines outperform competitors in terms of fuel economy, emissions and overall efficiency.


With an area of 442 square meters — the equivalent of more than two tennis courts — the A350’s wing represents the largest of any a single-deck widebody aircraft in production.

Taking their inspiration from birds, the wing structures have also been designed to adapt during flight — morphing while airborne and changing shape to reduce fuel burn at various phases of flight.