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Delta A350 Spotted in Toulouse With Special Livery

The paint scheme on the yet-to-be-delivered A350 recognizes the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

A Delta A350-900XWB in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

A Delta Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft caught the attention of plane spotters in Toulouse, France this weekend. The aircraft – registered as N522DZ – sported a special livery featuring elements associated with the 2028 Olympic Games.

The special livery would be the first on Delta’s A350 fleet. While the aircraft has not yet been delivered, it features ‘LA28’ designs along the fuselage. The 2028 Olympics are set to take place in Los Angeles which is a Delta hub.

F-WZNU Airbus A350-941 673 Delta Air Lines LA28 cls (3522 on tail, nwd) (N522DZ)

Delta has not yet publicized the special livery. In 2021, the airline unveiled a special Olympics-themed livery in sponsorship of Team USA on an Airbus A330-900neo.

The carrier is a major sponsor of the Olympics, having partnered with the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) for several years. Previously, Delta has supported the 1996 Atlanta Games and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.

The aircraft is awaiting engines at Airbus’ Toulouse manufacturing facility.

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