Earlier today, amid poor conditions at Munich, Lufthansa’s first A350 (D-AIXA) finally touched down at her new home base to begin what should be a long and successful career.

As I mentioned in earlier posts, D-AIXA will begin a concentrated schedule starting tomorrow that will take her around Germany to allow pilots to gain certification to fly the A350.   After this 7-10 day marathon, LH Technik will complete the installation of parts of the interior and other items before being released into service.    The first event is scheduled for February 2 where the A350 will enjoy a ‘Roll In’ reception in Munich that I’ll be attending.  Then on February 9, D-AIXA will fly a special roundtrip between Munich and Hamburg and then on February 10 she’ll begin regularly scheduled service between Munich and Delhi.

Lufthansa captured nearly every minute today of the A350 as it flew from Toulouse to Munich.    Below you’ll find a series of photos and videos that LH had posted throughout the day celebrating the new milestone for the airline.  All photos and videos are courtesy of Lufthansa.

This morning in Toulouse, ahead of the delivery flight:

 

Video showing Take Off on the A350’s Inflight Entertainment System:

 

Cruising towards Munich:

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Video showing arrival in Munich through the eyes of the Aircraft’s cameras:

 

Ground perspective of the A350’s arrival in Munich:

 

Cockpit Video showing the A350 taxiing in Munich:

 

Welcome committee at Munich:

 

One last shot before being taken to the hangar for the evening….

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