Although its service entry is some months away, Lufthansa’s first twin-engined A350-900 has appeared in its official livery.
Of course this particular A350-900 has yet to be fitted out and undergo many test flights before it can be delivered to the German airline.
According to Lufthansa the task of painting the aircraft took a team of 30 Airbus staff some 11 days to complete.
The first batch of 10 A350-900s will be stationed in Munich and the original plan was to introduce this aircraft into service from January onwards.
But when airlines introduce new aircraft types the inauguration date can so easily slip as we’ve seen before with the A380 and B787.
Delhi and Boston will be the first destinations to be served. But the carrier’s website does not yet display any flights being operated by this new aircraft.
Lufthansa’s A350-900 will accommodate 293 passengers with 48 seats in business, 21 in premium economy and 224 in regular economy.
For Lufthansa the A350-900 will be far more economical with 25 per cent fewer emissions and a 50 per cent reduction in the noise “footprint.”