Toulouse, France - First Airbus A350-1000 of Virgin Atlantic was spotted in full livery. The aircraft rolled out the paint shop in Toulouse, France. It is the first of 12 A350-1000 that the airline has on order with the European aircraft manufacturer.
The A350-1000s are intended to replace the These planes are coming in to replace the older Boeing 747-400s (8 units 20 years old on average) and Airbus A340-600s (5 units 13 years old on average).
Virgin's first Airbus A350-1000 made its maiden flight on May 27 and it reportedly to enter service between London Heathrow and New York JFK in August.
The first four Airbus A350-1000 will join the airline's fleet this year. The other eight units will be delivered by the end of 2021.
Virgin Atlantic's new A350-1000s will feature new icons of the carrier which are believed to reflect Britain’s diversity better. There will be five different icons on the new planes.
The first A350-1000 of the company will be painted later with the icon named Zadie.
In addition to the 12 Airbus A350-1000, the British carrier will also add 14 Airbus A330-900 to its fleet that were ordered during the Paris Air Show last week.