Aeroflot’s first Airbus A350-900 has rolled out of the paint hangar in Toulouse, France, featuring an updated livery.
This new livery keeps the general scheme of the previous design, but replaces the iconic silver colour through widely-used white. However, the airline did add a little gray touch, that looks similar to the silver used before, on the lower part of the fuselage. Aeroflot’s current livery, which is present on all aircraft except for this A350 and special colour schemes, was introduced in 2003. It is not yet clear when other aircraft types are due to receive the new design.
There have already been several route announcements for the A350, including New York JFK, Miami and Seoul. Most recently, it was reported that Aeroflot plans to fly the aircraft to London’s Heathrow Airport, starting in June 2020.
The Russian flag-carrier and SkyTeam airline alliance member is expected to take delivery of its new long-haul aircraft, of which it has 14 on order, in the first quarter of 2020. All A350s are build in Toulouse, the main production site of European aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
Aeroflot becomes the latest carrier to adjust its livery. In September 2019, SAS Scandinavian Airlines unveiled its new design – also on an Airbus A350-900.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.