Some of the Airbus A350 lavatory options. Click the link to RunwayGirl's blog for larger version.

Now that the Boeing 787 and Boeing 747-8 have taken their first flights, attention is starting to move towards watching the new Airbus A350. Mary Kirby, over on her blog RunwayGirl, is posting a glimpse of the interior of the new Airbus A350.

Airbus has been working on the Aircraft Description Document, defining what interior options will be available. With the A350, Airbus hopes to increase flexibility in cabin layout, without having to change the structure of the aircraft.

The Airbus A350 is Airbus’ answer to the Boeing 787 (and partially to the B777). Like the Boeing 787, it will be made primarily of carbon fiber and be more fuel efficient compared to previous aircraft types. Currently the A350-900XWB is expected to carry more passengers and fly farther than the Boeing 787-8.  The first flight is currently scheduled for 2012, with delivery scheduled for 2013.

Check our RunwayGirl’s blog for more photos and information on the Airbus A350 interior.

And if you are on Twitter, we made #A350XWP the official hashtag for the Airbus A350 (if that makes no sense to you, don’t worry about it).

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The A380 is long overdue in Vancouver. China Eastern should fly people from HKG and other Asian cities to Vancouver.

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