Vietnam Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 has rolled out of Boeing's paint shop at Paine Field, less than a month after it came off the final assembly line.
The aircraft, which bears the registration VN-A861, will now undergo interior fit-out before conducting ground and flight tests, prior to delivery to the state-owned carrier. This is expected to take place later in mid-year, it says.
The airline is also on-track to take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 around the middle of the year. It has indicated indicated that both types will be used on domestic and international services.
Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database shows that Vietnam Airlines holds orders for 14 A350-900s and 17 787-9s.
Source: Cirium Dashboard