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      Post #64520, posted on 10-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      D-AIXA left the paint shop!

      http://pics.aviation-friends-hamburg.de/uploads/2016/10/i14847bc4r2d.jpg

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      Post #64522, posted on 10-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Geil!! Those mains look so widely spaced though....

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      Post #64524, posted on 10-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks very Lufthansa-ish

      What's with the raccoon look on the A350 cockpit windows?

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      Post #64525, posted on 10-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks good! I find the A350 to be a very sexy plane.

      Yah, the mains are pretty wide to distribute the load. I guess they learned a thing or two from the A300.

      I think the area around the cockpit windows is painted black to cover some kind of glazing or something. I haven't seen a single A350 without it.

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      Post #64526, posted on 10-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      From https://leehamnews.com/2015/07/03/bjorns-corner-bandit-mask-explained-and-nonexistent-ife-boxes/

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      The mask is there to facilitate change of cockpit windows.
      The windows go in from the outside and one has to detach the window surrounds to do it.
      To avoid having to paint with delicate airline livery colors the window surrounds come in "any color you want as long as it is black."


      This still seems a little odd as most airlines have a white based livery on the fuselage, so the surrounds should still be offered in white anyway!

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      Post #64529, posted on 10-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Love those eyeliner cockpit windows! 👍
      A kind of beauty make-up...makes optical bigger eyes.
      Has somewhat of the old 70ies Air Canada DC-8 racoon cockpit windows.
      Loved that scheme always....

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      Post #64530, posted on 10-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, I'm not sure that's fact, but rather more theory. I can't imagine on any modern airliner where the big windshield is installed from the inside. If you look at videos of A350s getting built, you can see that it's not any different than any other airliner. Could it be that Airbus just wanted to make it unique to stand out in the sea of twin-engine airliners?

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      Post #64537, posted on 10-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Do you guys know which US Airline will be the first to fly raccoons?


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      Post #64538, posted on 10-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Do you guys know which US Airline will be the first to fly raccoons?


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      AA should be the first quickly followed by DL. Both expect the first aircraft in mid-early 2017.

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      Post #65034, posted on 11-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Here she is in full colors,
      (I hope its not a montage; no F-reg, looks like Arizona)
      it really seems that the wings are overall white,
      would be the first LH plane ever with totally white wings, reminds me Ansett! ))

      The grey belly nicely breaks the odd appearance of the too slim aft - so overall its the first A350 color that I really like.

      http://www.flugrevue.de/zivilluftfahrt/airlines/airbus-a350-lufthansa/687234?skip=1#1-706704

      Looks beautiful! Congrats Lufthansa!

      I look forward to the Revell decals, they look good as well, nice built!

      http://www.revell.de/produkte/modellbau/flugzeuge/zivile-flugzeuge/id/03938.html
      https://www.revell-shop.de/index.php?cl=details&artnum=03938



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      Post #65035, posted on 11-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Does anybody know if Danny has made the decals again?

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      Post #65037, posted on 11-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Surely that's a "photoshop" image as the tail colours dont look right and as far as I'm aware it hasn't flown yet, so how could it be Arizona/ outside Toulouse? Also, if you look at the first picture of it emerging from the paint shop, the underside of the main wing looks like it matches the lower fuselage grey.

      Looks great from that angle though.

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      Post #65046, posted on 11-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I can't decide if the wing is really white or not. I know the top should be, in keeping with Lufthansa's practice. I guess later images once it gets out and about will tell for sure, but in the following image, the section of wing inboard of the bare metal leading edge (inboard of the engine pylon where the landing light is located) is definitely not the same shade as the white fuselage:

      https://cdn-business.discourse.org/uploads/infinite_flight/original/3X/7/4/74855589eef27692e6c6d89850882b4e715f5602.jpg

      It looks to be Airbus Gray maybe, though I wouldn't swear to anything based on a night photo, but it doesn't look like white.

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      Post #65047, posted on 11-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I believe someone posted elsewhere that it is standard LH scheme. Lower fuselage and under wings
      in LH grey, everything above that in white, including the entire tailplane.

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      Post #65049, posted on 11-28-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes, all standard colors
      as seen in this great video:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOHn7Od_E6w

      Looks beautiful!

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      Post #65055, posted on 11-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      The first flight!!!

      http://aviation-friends-hamburg-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=11440

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      Post #65056, posted on 11-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      And now we see this is the first LH plane with no LH grey under wing and pylon color, very interesting. What color is used instead and why did they do? Is it really Airbus grey?

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      Post #65083, posted on 12-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Looking at a few more photos of the first flight, it does appear to be Airbus Gray (or an even lighter shade maybe) on the pylons and wing undersides (can't see the tops) The horizontal stabs are definitely white.

      Does anyone know if this fleet will follow tradition and receive names for the individual aircraft?

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      Post #65084, posted on 12-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      There are some interesting snippets of information about A350 wing colours in this thread over on Britmodeller.

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      Post #65085, posted on 12-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      ...Does anyone know if this fleet will follow tradition and receive names for the individual aircraft?

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      The A350s will receive individual shipnames. LH still keeps that tradition alive.
      The current scheme was adopted in 1989 with introduction
      of A320 and 747-400 almost 27 years ago.
      A long time and it's time to change...

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      Post #65088, posted on 12-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      ^Nooo, I love the current scheme, don't give them any ideas...