The last clean-sheet new aircraft delivered was the A380 in 2007 and before there were the A300, A320, A340 and A330. Other models are and will be derivatives.
And the future? The A350 XWB is the last new jet from Airbus or Boeing until at least next decade.
Mr. Bregier points out the satisfaction of having overall well-controlled a very complex development, without delay on the last 2 years. "In the opinion of the experts, the A350 is the program with the better development performance of the history of aeronautics.
This is the result of a huge mobilization, the Head of Program Didier Evrard, his Chief Engineer Gordon McConnell but also thousands of engineers and highly motivated team to meet this challenge, which we can all be very proud!"
Based on the interview to Fabrice Brégier: « L’enjeu de l’A350, c’est prendre la moitié d’un marché de mille milliards de dollars » published in Les Echos.