More news from the Airbus paint shop, where the first Airbus A350 for Virgin Atlantic has come out of the paint shop – and is looking rather pretty for itself
The pictures were released on Friday by the airline – a day before their 35th Birthday.
The Airbus A350-1000 is the first of twelve for the airline, and are due to be fitted in a three-class configuration, with 44 Upper Class seats (Safran Cirrus NG), 56 Premium Economy Seats (Collins Aerospace MiQ) and 256 Economy Seats (Recaro CL3710)
It will be registered as G-VPOP, and following the tradition of the airline of naming aircraft – it’ll be called Mamma Mia.
As you can see, the plane will have its sharklets painted too in a variation of the classic Virgin Atlantic red tail
The Airbus A350-1000s will be replacing the older Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A340-600s in the Virgin Atlantic fleet. These will be joined with the new Airbus A330-900neo.
One last detail…
Whilst the plane has most of the details applied – there is one thing missing at the minute – the flying icon. In the past, this used to be the Flying Lady. This has been retired for more inclusive flying icons.
The first of which will grace the A350 fleet.
Which one it will be however, the airline hasn’t mentioned – but it should be interesting which they choose to launch for their brand new fleet.
All Images – Virgin Atlantic.
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