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Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 13 Feb 2020, 20:29
by Hurricane86
From a VS Captain on Instagram, the next 4 A350-1000s to be delivered are to be registered/named as follows:

G-VDOT “Ruby Slipper”
G-VRNB “Purple Rain”
G-VTEA “Rosie Lee”
G-VBOB “Soul Rebel”

Source @captainchris on Instagram.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 24 Feb 2020, 20:23
by virginboy747
Anyone know when the next one is due? Can’t seem to see the live 350 delivery production anymore :(

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 24 Feb 2020, 22:41
by mattyp
According to a thread on another site, VS #5 (MSN71) had its maiden test fight around 2 weeks ago.

Another frame (VS #7) has just rolled off the production line.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 17 Dec 2020, 18:05
by DIAZLUXO
When do you think G-VBOB will be delivered and will she be in the leisure config.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 17 Dec 2020, 20:13
by Silver Surfer
DIAZLUXO wrote:When do you think G-VBOB will be delivered and will she be in the leisure config.
Towards the end of next year and she will (along with the remaining A350 orders) be in leisure config.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 17 Dec 2020, 23:19
by DIAZLUXO
Silver Surfer wrote:
DIAZLUXO wrote:When do you think G-VBOB will be delivered and will she be in the leisure config.
Towards the end of next year and she will (along with the remaining A350 orders) be in leisure config.

THANKS MATE

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2021, 00:08
by 747G-VXLG
Does anyone know the names and registrations of the other 4 leisure A350s and what their configurations will be?

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2021, 12:29
by G-VFLY
A/C 8 - G-VBOB 'Soul Rebel'
A/C 9 - G-VLIB 'Lady Emmeline'
A/C 10 - G-VWHY 'Delilah'
A/C 11 - G-VNVR ' Wendy Darling'
A/C 12 - G-VELJ 'Benny Jet'

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 10 Jan 2021, 22:06
by DIAZLUXO
When will they be delivered? what's the capacity of the planes?

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 24 Jan 2021, 17:38
by mitchja
There’s an interesting article on TPG about how G-VDOT was delivered from Airbus without any Upper Class seats which where then installed at LHR by VS, Safran & AIM engineers.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 03 Mar 2021, 15:27
by 747G-VXLG
Have G-VLIB and G-VNVR been assigned MSN numbers yet?

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2021, 10:07
by 747G-VXLG
Breaking:
Virgin have just announced a new A350 will be registered G-VEVE and named Fearless Lady.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2021, 10:30
by DIAZLUXO
They would have to rename an A339 to make way to use the reg unless they want to convert a fifth lease option with ALC to an order.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2021, 10:32
by 747G-VXLG
DIAZLUXO wrote:They would have to rename an A339 to make way to use the reg unless they want to convert a fifth lease option with ALC to an order.


It is being used on an A350. Virgin have confirmed it on social media pages. Unless they are getting another A350, they will have to scrap one of the registrations.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2021, 12:27
by mitchja
Business Traveller have an article on this today.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2021, 12:57
by 747G-VXLG
mitchja wrote:Business Traveller have an article on this today.


It still doesn’t clear up which registration has been scrapped.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2021, 20:29
by 747G-VXLG
After reading through virgin’s blogs it looks like this is what order the A350s will be delivered:
G-VLIB MSN 492
G-VEVE MSN 507
G-VWHY MSN 513
G-VELJ MSN ???
G-VNVR MSN ??? Due in time for the summer 2022 season.

Based on the fact that virgin are saying LIB and EVE will be the next 2 delivered, it looks like G-VBOB will not be used (may be transferred to an A339).

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2021, 21:10
by DIAZLUXO
All the articles I have read said that G-VLIB would enter service in April 2022 and I would imagine G-VEVE would be delivered around that time also?

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2021, 21:13
by 747G-VXLG
DIAZLUXO wrote:All the articles I have read said that G-VLIB would enter service in April 2022 and I would imagine G-VEVE would be delivered around that time also?


That would make sense for MSN 492 as parts are built but not even put together.
I do think if they scrap one registration it should be G-VBOB as to me it seems the weakest one out of them all.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2021, 20:01
by 747G-VXLG
I was reading an article earlier about the planned configuration for the leisure fleet. It was saying that there were only plans to have 4 rows of upper class, then 7-8 rows of premium behind the loft all between doors one and two.
My first thought was, I didn’t think the A35K was that big.
Does anyone think all of that would fit, or would this just be more fiction circulating?

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2021, 20:45
by mitchja
I can’t see any reason why that would not work as there are 11 rows in Upper Class in the LHR config. See the current LHR A350 seat map below:

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Whilst this is only very roughly done…..if you measure the length of the Premium cabin front to back from the first row to the back row with 7 rows and put that in front of loft that still only takes you to approx row 6 of Upper Class so by the time a cabin divider is fitted that still easily leaves 4 rows for Upper Class which would be 16 seats and 56 Premium seats if there are in fact 7 rows.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 06 Apr 2021, 17:05
by 747G-VXLG
Virgin may be getting a 13th A350. MSN would be 599. Registration and name unknown.

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 06 Apr 2021, 18:17
by ColOrd
747G-VXLG wrote:Virgin may be getting a 13th A350. MSN would be 599. Registration and name unknown.


What is the source on this?

Re: A350 Production Thread

PostPosted: 06 Apr 2021, 18:24
by 747G-VXLG
ColOrd wrote:
747G-VXLG wrote:Virgin may be getting a 13th A350. MSN would be 599. Registration and name unknown.


What is the source on this?



On this site. It says it’s an option.
https://www.abcdlist.nl/a350f/a350f.html