Singapore Airlines has successfully completed the world’s longest commercial route – Singapore-New York – covering a distance of nearly 9,000 nautical miles.
The A350-900ULR’s extended range is up to 9,700 nautical miles (18,000 km.), incorporating a modified fuel system that increases the aircraft’s fuel carrying capacity by 24,000 litres without the need for additional fuel tanks.
With a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 280 tonnes, the A350-900ULR is capable of flying over 20 hours non-stop., and its cabin altitude is optimised at the equivalent of 1,800 metres above sea level (25 percent less than in aluminium-fuselage aircraft).
The A350-900 ULR, also features an advanced temperature management system that allows settings to be controlled more precisely by zones in the cabin and crew areas from the flight attendant panel.
And a state-of-the-art ambient LED lighting system capable of producing over 16 million colour combinations enables realistic simulations of different times of the day, such as sunrise or sunset, helping passengers to acclimatise to different time zones.