I’m in Munich this week to attend the events surrounding the introduction of Lufthansa’s first A350 to the fleet.    Though delivery happened back in December, it was last night at a special ‘Roll In’ event that the A350 was christened into service.    To celebrate this important time in Lufthansa’s history, I’ll have several posts in the coming days that will cover the event.    The evening was full of fantastic experiences and it would be difficult to summarize it into just one post.

The aircraft was positioned in one of Lufthansa Technik’s hangars which was filled with over 1300 guests invited by Lufthansa to share in the event.   After brief addresses from key German dignitaries and leaders of Lufthansa and Airbus, the curtain was dropped to reveal ‘Nurnberg’, the name by which the A350 has been christened.   Lufthansa maintains a long-standing tradition of christening their aircraft with names of various German towns and cities, as well as cities around the world that they serve.

The following photos are the very first ones that I took of the aircraft, before most of the attendees were able to gather around the aircraft.   I especially liked how Lufthansa lit the aircraft in a flood of blue floodlights which really help bring out the design and architecture of the aircraft.

Enjoy these shots!  Many more are on the way!

 

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