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KLM to Modernize Long-Haul Fleet with New Airbus A350s

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plans to renew its older generation long-haul fleet with Airbus A350 family aircraft in the coming years.

The Air France KLM Group has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of 50 Airbus A350-900 and A350-1000 aircraft, with an option for 40 further aircraft. Procurement is subject to the recommendations of the KLM Works Council.

The 50 aircraft have been ordered and will be allocated between KLM and Air France according to local market dynamics and regulatory conditions. 

KLM expects to begin deploying the new Airbus A350 aircraft on intercontinental flights from 2026, replacing its Boeing 777-200ERs, Airbus A330-200s as well as the Airbus A330-300s.

The new Airbus A350 constitutes a major step in building a cleaner and quieter fleet, producing 40% less noise and burning 25% less fuel than similar aircraft of the older generation.

The hull of the aircraft largely consists of reinforced, lightweight materials (composites and titanium), ensuring that longer distances can be covered with less fuel.

In combination with the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other operational innovations and efficiency gains, these new aircraft will significantly contribute to making operations cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient. The Airbus A350 is also important in terms of customer experience, comfort and efficiency.

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