With no end in sight to sanctions against Russia, Western planes destined for Russian companies are already being sent to other companies, confirming previously inflated expectations.
The first of these is the Airbus A350-900XWB, which originally went to Aeroflot and was refinished and painted in the colors of a Russian state company, but now it goes to another state company, Turkish, since Western companies cannot sell more aircraft. for the Russians because of the sanctions.
how never seen AEROIN beforeTurkish Airlines has entered into an agreement with Airbus to speed up deliveries of the A350 aircraft and they were expected to receive the aircraft that will go to Aeroflot, for a total of six aircraft.
Now the first of them has actually been spotted at the Airbus factory in Toulouse, in the south of France. Based on a photo from Eurospot, the aircraft still has Aeroflot livery on the fuselage, tail and engines, but has already been given the name Turkish Airlines written in the original colors of the Turkish company.
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When this copy will be delivered and if the painting will be finished is not yet clear, as it is reported that the interior will not be changed and will remain as ordered by the Russian company. Since Turkey uses the A350 on its regular flight between Istanbul and Sao Paulo, there is a possibility that this aircraft will soon appear in Brazil.