Toulouse, France - The first Airbus A350-900 of the Air France rolled out the paint shop in Toulouse. The delivery date of the aircraft remains unknown.
On June 17, the first Airbus A350-900 of the French flag carrier left the paint shop at the manufacturer's Toulouse factory with the full corporate livery of the airline. The assembly of the aircraft had begun in March.
Air France's very first A350-900 is now ready to receive its Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines exclusively produced for the A350s.
French carrier's new wide-body jet will be configured to accommodate 34 passengers in Business Class (1 + 2 + 1), 24 in Premium and 266 in Economy - 324 seats in total.
The aircraft was originally intended for Air France low-cost subsidiary Joon. It is the first of 21 copies expected by the Air France-KLM. Seven of them will be transferred to the Group's Dutch partner KLM. The Franco-Dutch Group also keeps purchase rights up to 60 XWB family aircraft.
The A350-900 of Air France will enter into service between Paris - Abidjan before being deployed on the Paris - Toronto route from November 25 and Paris - Cairo route from December 26.
The Group expects to receive six Airbus A350-900 by the end of 2020.