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Cathay Pacific has unveiled their new livery - Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter

Cathay Pacific has unveiled their new livery – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter

Though there have been clues for over a year as to what Cathay Pacific was doing with their rebranding, it didn’t become fully clear until they recently unveiled it (including a new livery) in Hong Kong.
The previous hints were namely removing red from the boarding passes, corporate letterheads, and other places where customers may see the trademark “brushwing.”

There were even numerous rumors last year that a new livery was coming soon. That turned out not to be the case, but quite a bit of work was going on behind the scenes on the rebranding effort. Now, the world gets to see what Cathay has done to their aircraft.

The completed A350 XWB MSN001 is welcomed by Airbus employees in Toulouse. Photo from Airbus.

The completed A350 XWB MSN001 is welcomed by Airbus employees in Toulouse. Photo from Airbus.

The painting of the first Airbus A350 XWB was completed today in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is sporting the typcial Airbus livery that took about seven days to complete.

The aircraft, MSN001, has also completed flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification, engine installation and a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests. Airbus is expecting MSN001 to complete its maiden flight this summer.