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Virgin's first Airbus A350-1000 rolls out paint shop

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.

Maiden flight for Virgin Atlantic's first Airbus A350-1000

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.

Virgin Atlantic to add 14 Airbus A330-900

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