At the 2012 Farnborough International Air Show, Airbus won about US$16.9 billion worth of business for a total of 115 aircraft. The commitments comprise Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 61 aircraft worth US$5.8 billion and firm purchase orders for 54 aircraft worth around US$11.1 billion.
The A350-1000 was the notable star at the show, receiving a significant endorsement from one of the world’s foremost carriers, Cathay Pacific Airways. The airline not only placed 10 new orders for the model, but also converted 16 previously ordered A350-900s to the new larger variant. This represents almost US$4.2 billion worth of business. The A350-1000 ordered by Cathay Pacific features the recently enhanced Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan with 97,000lbs thrust.
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