The first Airbus A350-1000 for British Airways has left the paint shop and is… well – looking mighty fine for itself.
Two images have been formally released – one from British Airways themselves….
British Airways Airbus A350-1000 – Image, British Airways via Twitter
and one by Airbus
British Airways Airbus A350-1000 – Image, Airbus, via Twitter
The design is a variant of the Chatham dockyard tail that currently flies in the British Airways fleet. Of note however, is the sharklet/winglet device, which also features the tail logo on it.
British Airways will eventually take 18 of the type into its long haul fleet – and will be the first to feature the new “Club Suite” product – a customised variant of the Collins Aerospace SuperDiamond product. The plane will seat 331 passengers in a three-class configuration.
The type will initially be operated between London Heathrow and Madrid on proving flights, before being deployed on its intended long haul operations – which currently include Toronto, Tel Aviv, Dubai and Bangalore.
With the plane all painted up – the next stop will be first flight. After this, pre-delivery, further checks and finally – delivery to the airline.
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