The first ever A350 XWB full-flight simulator has been installed in Miami, Florida. It has been installed in the Airbus Training Centre (ATC). This follows the four A320 simulators, the A330 simulator and the A340 simulator in the Miami ATC. Joe Houghton, Airbus Vice President of Training and Flight Operations support commented:
With the A350 XWB entering into service in the Americas, we anticipate an increase in demand for widebody full-flight simulator training, especially given the program’s success in the Americas.
Airbus have seven A350 customers in the Americas. Altogether, this exceeds 120 A350 aircraft. At the moment the main customers of the Americas are United Airlines, with an order of 35 A350-1000’s to be delivered in 2018, LATAM, which has an order of 27; two of them delivered (first operator of the A350 in the Americas – fifth in the world.). Delta Air Lines, an order of 25 A350-900’s; expected to be delivered next year and American Airlines, an order of 22 A350-900’s. The remaining A350 customers are Avianca Brasil – 10 orders of A350-1000’s, Azul Linhas Aereas, 5 -900’s leased from Aercap and Air Caraïbes, four -900’s and 3 -1000’s including Air Caraïbes Atlantique.