The A350 line up currently planned will overall, be larger than the 787, even though there will be some overlap. The smaller A350-800 will compete with the larger 787-9 and 787-10.Â The A350 is slated to carry 250 to 400 passengers, where the 787 models will carry about 210-290 passengers.
The A350 will be the first airliner manufactured by Airbus usingÂ 53% composite materials. We have previously seen the upper wing cover and landing gear, now something a bit more recognizable; the A350Â XWB nose section. The A350 nose section comes in three different parts, which is different than the Boeing 787 coming in just one.
At this time, the A350 has 567 orders, where the first aircraft is expected to go to Qatar Airways sometime in later 2013.