Aviation Photo #2260853: Airbus A350-941 - Airbus


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  • T.Laurent
    Airbus
    Airbus A350-941
    Airbus A350
    Airbus A350
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    F-WXWB
    Toulouse - Blagnac
    France
    May 13, 2013
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The first production A350 just out from paintshop!
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Comments (161)

Anonymous
3 years ago
Of course, you have been the first to catch it ! Congrats Laurent. All the best from Strasbourg.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Not sure what to think of it ....
Anonymous
3 years ago
She is such a beauty!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Such a beauty :-))
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well done Laurent !
Great picture !
Oscar Golf
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beautiful... Love the 'bandit' look!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Five stars...The first!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
That is one sexy airplane!
Anonymous
3 years ago
The 787 design is slowly growing on me. Maybe this will too.
Anonymous
3 years ago
She looks gorgeous!!!! - Max
Anonymous
3 years ago
What a stunning bird!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Not nearly as pretty as the 787.
In a capture though!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Awesome!!! These are really shark/wing lets!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Starting to look like a Boeing eh... Way to go, maybe one day you will match the mighty 777 !
Anonymous
3 years ago
I never actually liked the idea of the A350. Nor its proposed looks - but after seeing this, I think I have a little soft spot for this one! Beautiful aircraft indeed. Looks very promising. Hope some Japanese airlines can order them.
-AllNippon767
Anonymous
3 years ago
Pretty enough for a last gen' aircraft ! Anyway far better than what I expect from drawings.
Anonymous
3 years ago
A350 seems just a modern A330.. boreing! much better B 787!
Anonymous
3 years ago
That is one weird looking plane...
Anonymous
3 years ago
What a beautiful machine!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Strange looking aircraft , not very attractive at all .
Anonymous
3 years ago
Good picture but thats and ugly airplane, I mean look at that ugly ass nose
Anonymous
3 years ago
This is very exclusive and somehow I don't really like it... But, I hope it's a grower
Anonymous
3 years ago
Finally a shot of it! cant say much of it though, looks like a 777 rival, with rather small windows!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks good!
Anonymous
3 years ago
What a beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing this piece of art :)
Anonymous
3 years ago
Talk about being understated... it's almost as if Airbus doesn't want people to know about this new plane. :(
Anonymous
3 years ago
Now look at the future of aviation, she is very slick and I can't wait to see how Airbus will brag about all the new toys they have fitted into this bird!
Anonymous
3 years ago
This is what we all have been waiting for. Nicely done!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Finally,the a350 came out
Anonymous
3 years ago
Good catch.

A 757 on steroids?? Anyone??
Anonymous
3 years ago
It isn't a pretty plane, but still better looking than the B787.
Anonymous
3 years ago
We have been waiting for you so long )
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice capture! It is a somewhat 'awkward' looking aircraft isn't it! I don't know why but visually it doesn't quite hang together for me. This time around I think Boeing has the edge in the looks department with the 787!
Anonymous
3 years ago
It looks like the offspring of a 787 and an A330 LOL! :)
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks like very similar to a Boeing jet
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice looking plane! Are the cockpit windows going to be tinted black like the pictures or will it be a security concern?
Anonymous
3 years ago
Uh...what an Ugly Plane....
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice to get a first look at the latest from Airbus
Anonymous
3 years ago
The shape of the nose is distinct from all other Airbus models.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beautifull bird! Actually the first beautifull Airbus Aircraft i think!
Anonymous
3 years ago
It's so ugly somehow.
The proportions are...just not right
Anonymous
3 years ago
It doesn't look so airbusy as usual. But rather Sukoiy
Anonymous
3 years ago
Here we go; a sleek rival to the 777!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Not very attractive if I am honest. Looks a bit like a 757. The A333 and A345 are the only good looking planes Airbus has made IMHO. Anyway, looks don't effect the bottom line, looking forward to seeing it fly.
Anonymous
3 years ago
At last! Different in some details from the A330. The cockpit windshield is like that of the Boeing 787 and the winglets are great. I love it. T.B.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks nice, except for the nose.
Anonymous
3 years ago
What an ugly bird!!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Welcome to the all-time ugliest airbus. looks like a young child's drawing.
Anonymous
3 years ago
What an ugly plane ! :(
Anonymous
3 years ago
I don't know what to make of it. The bland livery sure doesn't help. At first glance it looks like an uglyfied 330.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice shot, she looks fantastic.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beautiful bird, looks way better than the B787.
Anonymous
3 years ago
My god, what an ugly looking plane, but then its performance, not looks that win over the airlines.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Is it me or do completely new aicraft models just look less appealing?
Anonymous
3 years ago
Not a big fan of the nose. I don't like the engines shape either. Lets see how the 787-9 will compare when it finally rolls out (next year?).
5 star pictures, thanks for this one T.Laurent.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I like the A350 nose better than the B787 one. This could be the best looking Airbus out there!
Anonymous
3 years ago
What an ugly nose!!! uh
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice but the nose, looks like 787 on steroids so I gave it 4*
Anonymous
3 years ago
Although I'm a big fan of Airbus I must admit that Boeing always creates the better looking aircraft. I don't think that the A350 is ugly but the 787 is still looking a bit better.
Anonymous
3 years ago
757 is the first thing that came to mind!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice picture and nice plane ! Interesting also to read that every comment saying "ugly plane" comes from USA or UK... Don't be angry boys, and play it fair !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Doesn´t it look like a Tupolev on steroids?! Historic pic though!
Anonymous
3 years ago
What a beauty! Much more decent nose than 757/787. And so much more efficient ;-)
Anonymous
3 years ago
I think it looks good. My only criticism would be the shape of the windscreen. The rounded shape doesn't really suit.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I'm a huge Airbus fan, but I am not impressed by the A350. It's almost as unproportional as a Tupolev design.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Interesting, I honestly can't decide whether this bird is beautiful or not ! I must admit it does look daddy of 757. I liked it compared to A330 as A350 length is just perfect and looks like balanced plane unlike A330. I think A340-600 is the best looking plane Airbus ever made. 787 Engines are better but overall A350-900 looks little better compared to 787.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Too many sore losers posting their frustration because the nightmare liner still grounded? Come on guys man up and enjoy aviation, it goes both ways.
Anonymous
3 years ago
The new era is coming!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice bird, unfortunately airbus didn't do a good painting job to bring it to its full glory.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Here's 'the Netherlands' speaking... ugly she is... the nose looks stolen from a cartoon or lego, though I'm sure it is/will be a great aircraft and I'd love to fly on it. 787 just has better looks. btw UK = Airbus too.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Big engines! are the cockpit windows supposed to be like that?
Anonymous
3 years ago
I disagree with those who say she's ugly. Yes, she has that ugly A380-looking nose, but it has very nice proportions over all. I like it.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Five star for the picture!! Great catch!

But what an ugly face she has!!!

In the end (as a lot of people have said) it is not the looks, but the performance that makes a plane look good for airlines!

Congratulations Laurent!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Interesting looking plane, looks like the 757 on pills. Still she needs a nose job. As long as she will fly it is all that maters.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing A350XWB.There's Long Time I Want To See This Aircraft.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Damn its ugly
Anonymous
3 years ago
This is just fantastic!!! Very nice aircraft!!! I hope to see Airbus do tests from Curacao with these fantastically beautiful aircraft!!! Five Star Photo!!! Roger Cannegieter
Anonymous
3 years ago
Copy-Paste of the 787. The nose looks better painted but it still looks a little bit odd.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I think it is so cool to see the new A350 ready to fly.
Anonymous
3 years ago
The new generation, I like
Anonymous
3 years ago
Finally! Interesting design but why does it look so much like a B757 on steroids? I mean,the front is very reminiscent of the B757; just bigger. I'd think it would resemble the A330 or A340 more. Still, looking forward to seeing it in operation.
Anonymous
3 years ago
It looks good. I don't know why everyone expects a super-efficient aircraft to look like a Ferrari with wings? It is a good looking, super efficient plane. Full stop.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice shot... Horribly ugly plane..
Anonymous
3 years ago
Finally! The First Shot! Love it. The nose is deceiving just like it is on the 787. Different angles tell a different story. Few pictures on Airbus press release confirms it. She looks Good!
Anonymous
3 years ago
5* for the photo but not feeling the aircraft.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I guess that's characteristic for a unique design: Some love it, some hate it. Personally, I think it's a very sleek looking aircraft. Can't wait to see it in the air.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! Lined up at the Terminal building B787..... A350 what would you do?? Airbus every time!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
What an AMAZING capture! Simply incredible, great to see the A350 in real life :)
Anonymous
3 years ago
Hey France, it's got nothing to do with being from the UK, the front of that plane is ghastly. It's the cockpit window lines more than anything. Tint those windows down and you have a better looking plane immediately, look at the artists renders of it.
Anonymous
3 years ago
She's a beauty !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks like a mix of A330+772+787. I think it looks better than the 787 to an extent
Anonymous
3 years ago
The 787 may look like a glance of the future with its looks, but the A350 looks way sleeker and radical.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I actually think that the A350 is a beautiful aircraft! I'm not usually a fond favorite of most of Airbus' design, but the cockpit windows on this beauty really set her off!! 0_0
Anonymous
3 years ago
If it wasn't for that incredibly ugly nose, it would look beautiful! The nose lets it down though...
Anonymous
3 years ago
A historical moment.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Ugly plane indeed...
Anonymous
3 years ago
About time! Great body, shame about the face
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot Laurent! Congrats! I like this livery but the design of 787 is definitely better! But maybe, I will change my opinion when it will fly...

Fabien.B
Anonymous
3 years ago
I'm not sure if I like her but she certainly has some good looking elements. I 'm sure however that she will be a fine plane! Congrats for another first! Ilias D.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I really don't see how this aircraft can be ugly in any way. I agree with the French poster below me! Just check out those winglets and cockpit windows... a thing of beauty. The 787, on the other hand, has absolutely disgusting cockpit windows
Anonymous
3 years ago
Interesting photo. I wouldn't call it ugly, just incredibly boring (now I see why there was no big roll-out). Cockpit and cabin windows are too small.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Think of that front without the back wheel of the truck and the front looks much better :-)
Anonymous
3 years ago
Hmm.. She's got glasses.. :) Brilliant looking plane. Nice shot
Anonymous
3 years ago
Honestly I joint the group that say "is an ugly plane" I'm an airbus line lover but with the A350 I don't understand what happened. The line not is... and please don't say this "thing" is similar at A330...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beautiful plane. Actually looks much better than the renderings unlike the 787 which was kind of a disappointment, which is very unusual. With those wingtips(which should actually be called sharklets), the nose and the zorro mask lol, it's gonna be the most distinctive of the new twins for sure.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I dont like it.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I like it! not 100% sure about the A380 FD Windows but hey you can't have everything! :)
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot of this long-awaited bird. I wouldn't go so far as to call it ugly, but it's certainly goofy-looking; it looks unfinished somehow. In looking at the little thumbnail image I thought it was a 757 at first!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I always wonder if the nose has a "bubble" on the lower side or not?

Thx for picture, 5*.

However, I think from a different angle and without the pusher the A/C looks better.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Welcome to the world, A350! Now get busy doing MIA-Asia and all the other routes the other boys won't do :) Play nice with all the 777s and 787s out there!
Anonymous
3 years ago
That's one really nice looking aircraft and great shot of it thanks.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Umm I don't know about this, its alright looking
Anonymous
3 years ago
This plane looked so much better with the original nose design:( Still glad to see it nearing its final stages!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Airbus sure can build 'em ugly! And such tiny windows!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I am French and I say that this is an ugly plane. They should also do away with the winglets like the 787.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Definitely does not look like an Airbus! Where is the beauty of the Airbus A340-500/600 and the A330s? Maybe it will take some time to get use to it....Not a big fan of those winglets and the raccoon cockpit windows!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
It is not about the looks it is about how it can fly.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I'm from the UK, and I think it looks awesome!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks sleek and innovative. This plane can replace much of today's mid-sized airliners.
Anonymous
3 years ago
It's a great looking airplane if you cover the nose..or replace it with an A330 nose.. ugh
Anonymous
3 years ago
I reckon the 787 has a better nose that the A350.
Anonymous
3 years ago
The mighty 777 is the best!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I don't know why they said that it's ugly...its pretty... as pretty as a lady.....
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beautiful and unique bird. Much better than the hideous 787.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Bigger version of 757

Tahoor PAK
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well it's...you know...it's like ...well a bit more...I'm sure you understand
Anonymous
3 years ago
I like those "soft" sharklets
Anonymous
3 years ago
Zorro, Robin or a geek with those nerdy glasses? Don't know.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Look carefully...it has a 787 nose. Those damn Airbus spies...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wow, the most beautiful airliner currently around.
Anonymous
3 years ago
What a beautiful plane. I can't wait to ride the A350 once this amazing bird joins Emirates fleet in the coming future.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Pretty ugly airplane compared to the 787!
Anonymous
3 years ago
It looks a bit odd.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I think it's better looking than the 787 but no so much attractive as the a330 and 777.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I was expecting a new Airbus house colour, but they didn't change, by the way I'm wondering why the Trent XWB didn't have the sharktooth exhaust like the one on GEnX. Nice shot!
Anonymous
3 years ago
So I Hope Malaysia Airlines Will Buy This Aircraft For Another Year.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Good luck to this new Airbus model, it looks great !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great photo, better looking than the 787, but that's not difficult, as its nearly as hideous as the 777.
Anonymous
3 years ago
The A330 is a million times better looking. Let's hope her performance will make up for her looks!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks more like the 757! nonetheless its a memorable capture and another milestone for airbus perhaps
Anonymous
3 years ago
The A350-900 is a totally gorgeous aircraft! The nose is pretty different from what I thought it would be, but it fits just right. Personally, the proportions are right! The cockpit windows... "cool shades". The sharklets: IS THE BOSS! - Good job Airbus, and looking forward to seeing the A345 XWB in the skies! #ADSG
Anonymous
3 years ago
Tank you T.Laurent very nice photo
Anonymous
3 years ago
A 757 ? I would say this looks more like a refreshed 767 !
Anyway, nice shot.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Definitely not a 757. If anything more like a 764. I look forward to seeing it next to an A333 and Triple-7 for size comparison.
Anonymous
3 years ago
If it wasnt for the a350 logos , id have thought this was a brand new 767 . . just dosnt look like an airbus to me . .theres something missing from it . . the pointy nose is gone . . looks like a boeing nose . and looks extremly slim aswell . .but nice looking bird tho
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks better than the 380 :P
Anonymous
3 years ago
Basically, this is an aircraft that combines the best of both worlds (ie, an aircraft as economical as the A330-300, but with the same range as the A340-300).
Anonymous
3 years ago
The passenger windows look like the tiny windows of a Concorde. Other than that, it's not a bad looking plane - but it's nose does look very 757-ish. And for some reason, the tail looks too small - the vertical stabilizer seems much too tiny for the body size of the plane. Maybe it's just the angle of the photo. Will be nice to see it in airline liveries instead of Airbus.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Does the Zorro mask have a practical use or was it painted that way to make it match the renders? Isn’t that trick a little cheap? Anyway, I think that the nose and the cockpit windows are the only strange features on this airplane. As for the rest of it I don’t think it looks ugly at all. - MX
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot!
The spies at Airbus have done a great job at copying Boeing's work. The nose is reminiscent of a 757. Still, I wish Airbus the best of luck. If only they could come with innovations of their own...
Anonymous
3 years ago
@ the comment from Switzerland: The only ugly part of the A350 is the nose section and it has little resemblance to the 757's.

Both Airbus and Boeing are innovative and made big contributions to the development of aerospace industry, that's why they each have ~50% share of the global market for large commercial jets.

Regards from SAN
Anonymous
3 years ago
This is a jewel in the crown.Much better looking than the 787 8 or 9,and when the stretched A350-1000 comes we see a winner in aviation history because she looks probably even better.
Anonymous
3 years ago
My gosh look at the wing dihedral. You can see the other winglet. Somebody said the vertical tail looks too small. But doesn't modern fly-by-wire make up for that? I know they were experimenting with planes with no tail at all to reduce drag. I'm surprised there hasn't been an airliner like that yet. Why not a V-tail?
Anonymous
2 years ago
@ To all comments concerning Airbus "spies" :
Maybe this nose shape is just the more efficient and both Boeing and Airbus chose it for their new liners ;-)
Anonymous
2 years ago
Were it not for the number of windows, it would look like a regional jet.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Well it doesn't look as innovative as the 787 to me. Except for the nose and winglets it looks like an A330 to me. I don't like it (the nose + winglets).
Anonymous
2 years ago
Not the best looker around but the numbers add up. And nothing but numbers matter to the banks & finance institutions, airline accountants and revenue managers. The rest is just aesthetics but you cant take that to bank or stakeholders. NUMBERS!!!!!
Anonymous
1 year ago
It's a tool. Sure...some consideration is made to form, but they're secondary to function. Airlines don't particularly care what they look like from the outside when they're cruising at altitude saving money. Pax don't care what they look like when they're sitting in a seat saving money. Fuel savings and reliability are the two most important design considerations.
Anonymous
1 year ago
This is an awesome aircraft i see nothing wrong wit it
Anonymous
1 year ago
Some here are knocking the 787-8 comparing it to the A-350. But the longer 787-9 and even longer -10 that is coming are so much more stunning in the looks department than the 350. The racked wings and the flex in the 787 wings make it appear light years ahead of any aircraft today in terms of advanced engineering. By the way Airbus , the grass around the paintshop could use a cutting and use some of that white paint to paint the side of that building.
Anonymous
1 year ago
I notice the new RR Trents are almost as big as the Ge-90-115 on the Triple 7. The Ge-90 has made the 777 unbeatable in the long haul market, it will be interesting to see the new version coming out on the new 777X.