European aerospace company Airbus flew its new A350-1000 wide-body jet for the first time on Thursday. The jet took off from their headquarters, located near the French city of Toulouse.
The jet will be able to hold somewhere between 366 and 440 passengers depending on the seat layout, and it will have a 7,950-mile range. The jet will be able to make flights between cities like Boston and Shanghai or Los Angeles and Manchester, England.
The Trent XWB engine is manufactured by Rolls-Royce, and it is made with more lightweight carbon-fiber composite materials than normal for more efficiency in the air.
The jet is also built to be more comfortable to its passengers, with features like larger windows than normal and the capacity for lower cabin humidity.
Airbus already has a reported 195 orders for the jet from eleven different airlines, and 810 orders for the rest of their A350 line.