New Emirates A350 spotted for first time emblazoned with full fuselage colors

Emirates A350

A photo believed to show a new Emirates Airbus A350-900 emblazoned with full fuselage colors for the first time has surfaced a day after the airline announced the destinations to be served by its A350 aircraft. 

The brand-new Airbus A350, registered A6EXA, was spotted during night-time at the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France, on May 7, 2024, in the famous Emirates livery.  

The photo of the aircraft was captured by @cliper31, a spotter in Toulouse who runs the Eurospot account on X (formally known as Twitter). 

While the impressive looking A350-900 featured the Emirates livery it was without its two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines.  

While it is the first time a new Emirates Airbus A350 has been seen publicly it is not the first time that A6EXA has been spotted during its manufacturing journey. 

The aircraft, also identified as MSN684, was photographed earlier in the year with just its tail painted in the Emirates colors and in January 2024, photos were shared online of the aircraft fuselage in parts during the production process.  

Emirates’ first A350 aircraft will enter service in September with Bahrain scheduled for the inaugural flight on September 15, 2024. 

The Dubai-based carrier currently has 65 Airbus A350-900 aircraft on order. 

The first 50 were part of an order announced at the Dubai Airshow in 2019 and four years later the carrier extended the purchase by 15 jets. 

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