It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art.
This week, we have a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 being towed from the maintenance base to Terminal 3 in the early morning.
Virgin Atlantic operates a fleet of six Airbus A340-600s – and these will not be hanging around the Virgin Atlantic fleet too long (with the type due for removal by the end of this year)
The Airbus A340-600s will be replaced with the in-coming Airbus A350 fleet, as well as Boeing 787-9s being made available as the engines issues are resolved.
The Virgin Atlantic fleet is in a state of flux, with the airline operating Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This will slim down over the years, with the A340 aircraft leaving first, followed by Boeing 747-400s (with A350’s filling their places). Meanwhile, the A330 fleets will be replaced with the updated A330-900neo over the next few years.
If you’re missing a Virgin Atlantic A340-600 from your flying logbook or spotting book, time is of the essence if you want to catch it.
- Camera: Canon EOS R
- Lens: Canon EF24-105 f4 IS L Series with RF to EF adaptor
- Settings: ISO100, 75mm, 1/00 at f4.5
- Also. count the A340-600s in this picture 😉
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