First Airbus A350-1000 of British Airways takes shape

Toulouse - The first Airbus A350-1000 of British Airways takes shape at Airbus's Toulouse factory,

Airbus released a photo of the aircraft's vertical stabilizer on the Final Assembly Line at Toulouse factory already painted with the airline's colors. The British flag carrier expects to receive 18 Airbus A350-1000 in total from July to December this year.

They will be configured to accommodate 331 seats on a tri-class layout. All Airbus A350-1000s of the British airline will be painted with the current livery of the Oneworld alliance.

On March 9, British Airways also welcomed another Boeing 747 with retro livery. The aircraft is the third of four aircraft dedicated to the commemoration of the carrier. The 747 registered G-BNLY is now wearing the iconic "Landor livery" worn by its jets from 1984 to 1997.



The Jumbo Jet was renamed as 'City of Swansea', the name it carried in 1993 when entered service with the Landor livery. The aircraft will keep this livery until its retirement in 2023.