A British Airways Airbus A350-1000 was damaged during painting

Toulouse, France - An Airbus A350 intended for the IAG flag carrier British Airways was reportedly damaged at the paint shop.

According to aviation and travel blog Sam Chui, The European aircraft manufacturer has confirmed the incident after a set of rumors and is now repairing the aircraft.

Airbus is reluctant to disclose how the incident happened or how severe is the damage, but rumors suggest that scaffolding equipment used during the painting job hit the aircraft's airframe.

The A350-1000 of the British carrier was already set delivery for next month.

British Airways has so far taken delivery of two A350-1000 out of 18 on order with the European planemaker.

The third aircraft already rolled out the paint shop. The damaged jet is the fourth copy with registration G-XWBD.

The existing A350-1000s are serving on the airline's long-haul routes London - Toronto, and London - Dubai. British Airways will add Tel Aviv and Bangalore to its A350-1000 routes during the winter season.

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