Qatar Airways is delighted to bring the world’s most technologically advanced passenger aircraft, the A350-1000, to the United States for the first time, marking an extraordinary and historic moment in the aviation industry. The ultramodern aircraft touched down in Philadelphia this week, transporting the renowned German national football team, FC Bayern München, to the US for their 2018 Audi Summer Tour.

FC Bayern MunichFollowing the aircraft’s arrival in Philadelphia, the state-of-the-art A350-1000 will fly to Miami, where the star-studded football team’s second and final match during the pre-season US tour will take place. During the 2018 US Tour, FC Bayern München will compete against Italian football club Juventus Turin in Philadelphia and against English football champions Manchester City in Miami.

Earlier this month, the airline became an FC Bayern platinum partner under a new, long-term sponsorship agreement. The deal between Qatar Airways and FC Bayern München will see the airline’s signature logo adorning the jersey sleeves of the German record champion, further strengthening the already strong ties between the airline and Germany.

Qatar Airways is the global launch customer for the state-of-the-art A350-1000 aircraft, the latest member of the Airbus wide-body aircraft portfolio, which currently operates daily non-stop service between Doha and London.

Like the A350-900, more than 70% of the A350-1000’s lightweight airframe is made from advanced materials combining composites (53%), titanium and advanced aluminum alloys. The aircraft’s carbon fibre reinforced plastic fuselage results in lower fuel burn. The A350-1000 also features a distinctive all-new, six-wheel main landing gear and 4% larger wings.

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