On July 13, Airbus delivered the first A350-900 to Delta Airlines. The airline will be the first North American operator of the aircraft. A PacMin desktop model in Delta’s livery was featured at the delivery in Toulouse, France to commemorate the event.
Custom scale models are excellent tokens of appreciation. They show consideration while customers await their delivery and become a valued keepsake after the aircraft is retired. PacMin aviation models are fully licensed by airframe manufacturers and custom made for each order. Desktop models are available in a wide variety of scales including 1/100, 1/144, and 1/200 scales.
Delta anticipates another four deliveries this year, reaching a total of 15 A350s by end of 2018. The aircraft will replace the Boeing 747-400’s currently in Delta’s fleet. The airline expects to completely phase out its 747s by end of the year.
Delta plans to operate the Airbus A350 on international routes with service to Asia-Pacific beginning October 30th.
Delta currently has 25 Airbus A350 aircraft on order. American Airlines and United Airlines also have A350’s on order and are expected to begin taking deliveries in 2020 and 2018 respectively.
For more on this story, visit Delta’s website.