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First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:21 am

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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:32 am

That’s a very long delivery flight. I don’t think A359 has the range, ask DL.
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:39 am

Now, how about some familiarisation flights to London ;)
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:52 am

The first route will be Paris - Bamako - Abidjan from the 7th of October. Then Paris - Toronto by the end of November with a second aircraft coming online and Cairo in December with a 3rd plane.
The first "full range" flight will be Paris - Seoul starting next year.
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:24 am

https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/11775 ... 43488?s=20

Image

Best looking winglet design ever!

Air France announced they will name their A350 fleet after French cities, starting with Toulouse for the first ship. Are they actually painting the name on the place itself though?
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:40 am

An Air France widebody with RR engines! Great day in the morning...
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:48 am

l'espace180 wrote:
Are they actually painting the name on the place itself though?


Yes, written on the side. See here: https://twitter.com/AFnewsroom/status/1 ... 9025518592
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:31 am

On-board renderings + info about Wi-Fi packages: https://www.facebook.com/Aeronews.ro/po ... 3500635402
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:01 pm

What Business Class seat are they using? It does not look like the reverse-herringbone seats on their 777 fleet.
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:28 pm

MoKa777 wrote:
What Business Class seat are they using? It does not look like the reverse-herringbone seats on their 777 fleet.


Optima made by Safran. https://www.journal-aviation.com/actual ... emier-a350
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:52 pm

First few A350s were originally planned to go to Joon and thus have Optima seats. Later deliveries will feature reverse herringbone Cirrus seats. It is expected that the Optima equiped ones will eventually be retrofitted for consitency.

I like the new seats but J looks like it comes from Ikea. Looking forward to trying it out...
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:24 pm

Promotional video from Air France's YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:32 pm

Probably a bit off topic but any chance the A350 will be put on the YUL route when they receive more?
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:51 pm

I like the larger titles on the fuselage.

DELTA should follow suit :)
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:01 pm

Breathe wrote:
Promotional video from Air France's YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s


WOW!! that is one stunning plane and a magnificently produced video! Almost brought a tear to my eye!
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:13 pm

Will it be the only plane with a name ?
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:38 pm

Breathe wrote:
Promotional video from Air France's YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s

Ah, when I see the video it's unfortunate to know the A350 won't come to KLM any more :sigh: Oh well, I understand the decision. :white:

Does anyone know which weight variant AF ordered? 280t?
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:39 pm

Eyad89 wrote:
That’s a very long delivery flight. I don’t think A359 has the range, ask DL.


"Airfrans 350V. You are cleared taxi to the hold 32L".
"Airfrans 350V. Fuel emergency, request priority parking".

The RTOs with fuel tankers in trail, hoses attached, must be a sight to behold... "I cannae change the laws of physics!"
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:45 pm

nicode wrote:
Will it be the only plane with a name ?

See post #5
Air France announced they will name their A350 fleet after French cities, starting with Toulouse for the first ship
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:58 pm

I know that a lot of people here are against "Eurowhite/dull Air France livery" but seriously, this is the best livery I've seen so far for the A350.
The huge titles and the blue winglets simply take the cake.
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:08 pm

PM wrote:
An Air France widebody with RR engines! Great day in the morning...

Enjoy it while it's still clean! :biggrin:

All jokes aside, it's a pretty airplane, and its nice to see AF taking some Rollers for a change.
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:04 pm

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
First few A350s were originally planned to go to Joon and thus have Optima seats. Later deliveries will feature reverse herringbone Cirrus seats. It is expected that the Optima equiped ones will eventually be retrofitted for consitency.

I like the new seats but J looks like it comes from Ikea. Looking forward to trying it out...


Is this confirmed? There were initial rumors that they were going to switch the entire order to the Optima
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:07 am

Sam Chui has a few more photos on his blog.

https://samchui.com/2019/09/27/air-fran ... Y7NRreoDqs

What I don't get is how do the window shades work?
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:09 am

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
Sam Chui has a few more photos on his blog.

https://samchui.com/2019/09/27/air-fran ... Y7NRreoDqs

What I don't get is how do the window shades work?


It's highly likely there's something located with the seat controls.
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:51 am

Beautiful aircraft inside and out


And best of all, no leather seats, AF gets it
The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.


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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:41 am

Great looking plane.
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:37 am

ACCS300 wrote:
Breathe wrote:
Promotional video from Air France's YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s


WOW!! that is one stunning plane and a magnificently produced video! Almost brought a tear to my eye!


Air France makes stunning promotional videos. The one with the 787 is my favorite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkDsYkhCl-U
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:41 am

Surprised (and a bit disappointed) that they didn't organize any inaugural flight for the general public.

They did it two years ago, with more than 3 scenic flights around France onboard their new 787, seats had all been sold within hours/days. It was a huge publicity stunt for AF and great memories for the French avgeek community.
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:10 am

Great video. The French really know how to make beautiful things...

Always happy landings and let’s hope this new Airbus model in their fleet will fit better than the last Airbus model they added to their fleet. :-/

AirwayBill wrote:
Surprised (and a bit disappointed) that they didn't organize any inaugural flight for the general public.

They did it two years ago, with more than 3 scenic flights around France onboard their new 787, seats had all been sold within hours/days. It was a huge publicity stunt for AF and great memories for the French avgeek community.

Maybe they skipped this due to the fact that flying is now being criticized by parts of the public? This is just a theory. Could be also due to their current financials... and here comes theory number three: they came to the conclusion that’s it’s just another widebody jet with two engines and Average Joe... ooops... wrong wording... Average Pierre will not notice any difference ;-)
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:23 am

Probably the best looking A350 out there.

Looking forward to a long partnership between AF and RR. At least their RR starter engine is the XWB and not the T1000/7000...
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:50 pm

Ishrion wrote:
FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
Sam Chui has a few more photos on his blog.

https://samchui.com/2019/09/27/air-fran ... Y7NRreoDqs

What I don't get is how do the window shades work?


It's highly likely there's something located with the seat controls.


Okay... never mind what I said. These windows are COOL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqmViXCyVKA

5:58... electronic windows...
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:03 pm

Anybody else notice that the nose landing gear hopped once before the actual rotation?
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:15 pm

Stickpusher wrote:
Eyad89 wrote:
That’s a very long delivery flight. I don’t think A359 has the range, ask DL.


"Airfrans 350V. You are cleared taxi to the hold 32L".
"Airfrans 350V. Fuel emergency, request priority parking".

The RTOs with fuel tankers in trail, hoses attached, must be a sight to behold... "I cannae change the laws of physics!"


:)
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:27 am

Νo crew familiarization shorthaul flights like BA does with the A351?
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:07 am

marcogr12 wrote:
Νo crew familiarization shorthaul flights like BA does with the A351?


Abidjan is pretty short, just 6 hours or so. I believe they do an extra stop before Abidjan too, so the crew gets 3 takeoffs and landings per trip.
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:05 pm

The A380 did CDG-UK flights (that I missed) but I guess the A350 is just another Airbus so there is no need.

I like the winglets too.

I already flew on an A350 on an AF ticket last year (CDG-HAN on Vietnam Airlines), may the next one be on an AF plane.
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:25 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Maybe they skipped this due to the fact that flying is now being criticized by parts of the public? This is just a theory.

This is indeed the sad reason. We are now surrounded by extremists who dictate their laws to everyone. Soon you will have to hide to eat a steak...
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:28 pm

marcogr12 wrote:
Νo crew familiarization shorthaul flights like BA does with the A351?

None has been announced so far. Not sure there will be any. They did LHR with the A380 and LHR & LYS with the B787. It was nice !
 
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Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:29 am

frigatebird wrote:
Breathe wrote:
Promotional video from Air France's YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s

Ah, when I see the video it's unfortunate to know the A350 won't come to KLM any more :sigh: Oh well, I understand the decision. :white:

Does anyone know which weight variant AF ordered? 280t?


Air France A350 MTOW is 280 t

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