A350-900

The first Airbus A350 rolled out of the paint shop on 13th May.

Completion of the paint job is described by Airbus as another important step towards the maiden flight of the A350 XWB.

British Airways parent company IAG and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of 18 A350 1000. The A350 1000 will be considerably larger than the A350 900 pictured here but the planes will have much more in common than not.

So for now, here is a photo of the lovely A350 900 from the rear, backing out of the hanger and some other photos..

A350 XWB backing out of painting hanger

Backing out gracefully

A350 XWB freshly painted from the front

From the front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A350 XWB from the side

Is this my good side?

A350 XWB from the other side

Or is it this side?

 

 

And some video showing the production process through to painting.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Airbus S.A.S.