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#959144 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 00:22
A350 fleet status - updated 25 JAN 21
G-VLUX - VS602 JNB-LHR
G-VPOP - VS687 LHR-JFK
G-VPRD - strd LHR since 22/01
G-VJAM - VS682 LAX-LHR
G-VDOT - strd LHR since 24/01
G-VRNB - VS681 LHR-LAX
G-VTEA - VS411 LHR-LOS
G-VBOB - msn 492 parts built
G-VELJ - msn 507
G-VWHY - msn 513
G-VLIB - msn ?
G-VNVR - msn ?
#959167 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 15:14
DIAZLUXO wrote:Are G-VLIB and G-VNVR leased from ALC?


There is no information on yet on whether LIB or NVR are leased. But it doesn’t look like they will be delivered until at least 2022.
#959170 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 15:25
DIAZLUXO wrote:I does seem they would be delivered along with the first A330-900s


4 of the a339s are supposed to be in leisure configuration as well to cover for the the -200s being retired.
#959205 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 23:57
A350 Fleet Status
Updated 26 JAN 21

G-VLUX - Not flying today
G-VPOP - VS601
G-VPRD - VS23
G-VJAM - VS603
G-VDOT - VS411
G-VRNB - VS25
G-VTEA - VS412
G-VBOB - msn 492 parts built
G-VELJ - msn 507
G-VWHY - msn 513
G-VLIB - msn ?
G-VNVR - msn ?
#959241 by 747G-VXLG
27 Jan 2021, 17:45
A350 Fleet Status
Updated 27 JAN 21

G-VLUX - GROUNDED LHR
G-VPOP - VS602
G-VPRD - VS687
G-VJAM - VS681
G-VDOT - VS412 & VS411
G-VRNB - VS26
G-VTEA - VS3
G-VBOB - due late 2021 part built msn 492
G-VELJ - due late 2021 msn 507
G-VWHY - due late 2021 msn 513
G-VLIB - due late 2021/ early 2022
G-VNVR - due late 2021/ early 2022
Last edited by 747G-VXLG on 28 Jan 2021, 00:11, edited 1 time in total.
#959257 by 747G-VXLG
28 Jan 2021, 11:35
A350 Fleet Status
Updated 28 JAN 21

G-VLUX - VS23
G-VPOP - VS603
G-VPRD - VS601
G-VJAM - VS24
G-VDOT - VS412
G-VRNB - VS411
G-VTEA - VS687
G-VBOB - due late 2021 part built msn 492
G-VELJ - due late 2021 msn 507
G-VWHY - due late 2021 msn 513
G-VLIB - due late 2021/ early 2022
G-VNVR - due late 2021/ early 2022
#959293 by 747G-VXLG
29 Jan 2021, 16:16
A350 Fleet Status
Updated 29 JAN 21

G-VLUX - VS682
G-VPOP - VS606
G-VPRD - VS602
G-VJAM - VS3
G-VDOT - VS687
G-VRNB - VS412 & VS411
G-VTEA - VS23
G-VBOB - due late 2021 part built msn 492
G-VELJ - due late 2021 msn 507
G-VWHY - due late 2021 msn 513
G-VLIB - due late 2021/ early 2022
G-VNVR - due late 2021/ early 2022
Last edited by 747G-VXLG on 29 Jan 2021, 23:50, edited 2 times in total.
#959418 by 747G-VXLG
05 Feb 2021, 23:25
Anyone know why G-VLUX has been out of service so much lately and is it true that she will be getting Richard Branson’s mum on her like G-VFAB?
#959420 by DIAZLUXO
05 Feb 2021, 23:34
I HOPE she gets that special livery or they rename an upcoming A350 delivery and transfer the original name to an A339 and i hope one of the leisure fleet get 'The Falcon' livery!
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#959431 by 747G-VXLG
06 Feb 2021, 16:42
DIAZLUXO wrote:I HOPE she gets that special livery or they rename an upcoming A350 delivery and transfer the original name to an A339 and i hope one of the leisure fleet get 'The Falcon' livery!


G-VLIB could get renamed because the name is completely random and has no significance to the registration.
#959433 by 747G-VXLG
06 Feb 2021, 17:03
DIAZLUXO wrote:I HOPE she gets that special livery or they rename an upcoming A350 delivery and transfer the original name to an A339 and i hope one of the leisure fleet get 'The Falcon' livery!



They could also do G-VRNB because RNB is Richard Branson’s initials.
#959458 by LREDI
07 Feb 2021, 17:43
Given costs, I cannot see any livery amendments. As I've commented they'd change a registration and name of a future aircraft if anything. Number one priority at the moment is cash.
#959462 by Hurricane86
07 Feb 2021, 19:37
747G-VXLG wrote:
DIAZLUXO wrote:I HOPE she gets that special livery or they rename an upcoming A350 delivery and transfer the original name to an A339 and i hope one of the leisure fleet get 'The Falcon' livery!


G-VLIB could get renamed because the name is completely random and has no significance to the registration.


I think lib = liberty. Lady Emmeline I think refers to Emmeline Pankhurst, the suffragette who helped to secure women the right to vote. Hence liberty.

She was also born in Manchester, where the aircraft (if in leisure config) will be spending plenty of time, so a local link.

Just my take on what they were going for with G-VLIB and could be wrong.
#959471 by VS075
08 Feb 2021, 17:40
LREDI wrote:Given costs, I cannot see any livery amendments. As I've commented they'd change a registration and name of a future aircraft if anything. Number one priority at the moment is cash.


Agreed. I also suspect any repaints/reliveries for commercial purposes such as the Falcon on G-VLIP will be paid for by somebody else. I could be totally wrong, but I suspect Disney contributed towards the cost of applying the Falcon livery along with maybe Virgin Holidays. Similarly when it carried stickers years ago advertising the new Harry Potter part of Universal Islands of Adventure, surely Universal/VH/Warner Bros contributed something given their logos also featured?

In the case of the Falcon livery, it coincided with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando and was also quickly followed by the release of the last Star Wars film. The time to create another Falcon has passed for now I think.
#959505 by DIAZLUXO
11 Feb 2021, 01:40
This is just a curious remark but could the A350-1000 handle 550 seats like the 777-300ER with the addition of over wing exit doors?
#959508 by VS075
11 Feb 2021, 13:57
DIAZLUXO wrote:This is just a curious remark but could the A350-1000 handle 550 seats like the 777-300ER with the addition of over wing exit doors?


It was built to accommodate up to 440 passengers in a one-class layout, however it would seem the EASA have approved it for up to 480 seats in a ten-abreast one class layout if all exits are modified and equipped with dual lane evacuation slides: -

https://www.flightglobal.com/programmes ... 05.article

I don't expect many takers for that option except for certain Asian airlines who use densely configured widebodies on domestic/short-haul routes. I can't imagine a 480-seat A350-1000 to be a comfortable experience for long-haul flights, though Corsair used to have 497 seats on the lower deck of their 747's.
#959509 by DIAZLUXO
11 Feb 2021, 14:27
I totally agree, you just have to look at Cebu Pacific and their A330s, those planes are configured with a 436 seat all economy plane in a 3-3-3 configuration! They are gonna recieve A330neos which will have 460 seats! even with the 440 exit limit
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