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Transport Case Studies

Weight reduction of the A350 by using carbon-fibre reinforced composites (CFRP)

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  • 53% of the airframe of the new widebodied jet is made of composite materials, and is thus highly weight-efficient.
  • The innovative CFRP-based fuselage concept reduces weight by means of optimal adaptation of the fibre layers and skin thickness.
  • Furthermore, the A350 XWB has benefited from aerodynamic improvements and new consumption-optimised engines.

Energy Savings

The innovative CFRP-based technologies help to ensure that the A350 XWB consumes 25% less fuel per seat.