Taipei, Taiwan-based China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350XWB of 14 in ordered in 2008 on Sept. 28 from the Airbus factory in Toulouse. The aircraft is the 40th A350-900, and CAL is the ninth operator of this type. A total of 16 A350s―including the CAL aircraft―has been delivered to Asian carriers. The second through fourth Rolls-Royce-powered A350-900s for China Airlines will be delivered this year, with the remainder of the aircraft to be delivered through ...

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