Airbus unveils A350F livery design competition

A350F livery contest

Airbus is inviting professional designers, amateur artists, students and creative talents from around the world to design the livery of the company’s new generation freighter – the A350F.

The competition, which will officially be launched at 16:00 GMT on SoMe invites submissions until 28th November, with the winner announced in March 2023 and the winning livery displayed on a scale model of the aircraft at Le Bourget Paris Airshow.

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Among the prizes include seeing the winning livery unveiled at the airshow and getting a private factory tour by Airbus, where the designer will see their winning livery come to life as it embarks on its first flight.

“The A350F is a large freighter aircraft giving you over 1000m2 of surface to play with! Your creation should consider how this new generation, advanced, modern aircraft can benefit air freight operators and airlines from around the globe,” Airbus stated in their competition brief.

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“If your idea is chosen, our design experts will work with you to produce the final livery design, perfectly adapted for the A350F. It will be seen for the first time in the air on its first flight planned for 2024 and will be used to showcase the aircraft to operators and airlines around the world,” Airbus added.

In line with Airbus’ mission to pioneer sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world,  Airbus announced the launch of a brand new large freighter, the A350F in November last year. This freighter has been designed to reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions by up to 40% compared to freighters currently flying. The A350F will give the large air freight market an aircraft that will be much easier and more efficient to operate. It will also require less maintenance and deliver up to 40% savings in operational costs compared to current in service freighters.