Toulouse, France - Today (Feb. 4), Airbus delivered 350th Airbus A350 aircraft produced in Toulouse. In a nod to the history of the French aviation industry, the 350th Airbus A350 will fly in the Air France colors.
The aircraft left the European planemaker's final assembly line in Toulouse and will shortly begin flying to Bamako and Abidjan.
Air France uses the A350 on flights from Paris to Abidjan, Bamako, Bangkok, Atlanta, Boston, and Washington.
In returning to its tradition of naming its aircraft, Air France has called it Nice, in tribute to the iconic city on the French Riviera and gateway to the Mediterranean.
Nice joins the A350s already delivered to the company – Toulouse, Lyon, and St. Denis de la Réunion. By 2025, Air France will take delivery of 38 Airbus A350 jets.