The new wide-bodied aircraft will perform its first ever flying display at the Singapore Airshow, one of the world's biggest airshows, on Tuesday and Wednesday and will also be put on display. It performed a rehearsal flying display for journalists on Sunday, a day after arriving in Singapore.
"This is the first appearance of the A350 in the Asia-Pacific, first time for the aircraft to be exhibited at an airshow and first time it performs a full flying display," an Airbus official said by e-mail on Sunday.
The aircraft is currently in an advanced phase of its flight test programme, with entry into commercial service set for the fourth quarter of this year.
The aircraft's participation at Singapore will enable visitors to get a close-up look at it both on the ground and in the air, with a flying display that will demonstrate its manoeuverability, sleek design and exceptionally low noise levels, Airbus said last month.
Fabrice Bregier, Airbus president and chief executive officer, said in a statement last month: "The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing market for the air transport industry and will drive future demand for wide-body aircraft in all seat categories."
The aircraft, which is seen as a rival to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, has already received over 814 orders worldwide, of which about 30% are from the region. Asian carriers that have already ordered the aircraft include Japan Airlines, which has ordered 31, and Singapore Airlines, which has ordered 70.
The A350 XWB performed its maiden flight on June 14 last year. It also performed a fly-by at the Paris Air Show last year.
The Singapore Airshow, which is held every two years, will run from Tuesday to Feb 16. Some 1,000 companies are taking part in the show this year, 10% more than the previous show, with exhibition space fully booked.