The delivery flight of British Airways first Airbus A350 has been cancelled. Due to take place this afternoon, owing to the bad weather experienced at Heathrow over the past 24 hours, the flight will now not take place. Further adding to the problems at Heathrow (and the South of England in general) is that NATS have reported a radar failure, causing delays to all flights at Heathrow and Gatwick.
The airline has yet to confirm when the aircraft will now be delivered, although it is expected to be in the next couple of days.
This wont cause too many issues with regards to flight schedules, as the aircraft wasn’t due to enter service until 5th August.
This seems like a sensible decision for British Airways to make as the weather across Europe has disrupted many of the airlines’ flights over the past 24 hours.
More details are a little difficult to come by at the moment, but no doubt more will emerge as the day goes on – the airline had planned an arrival ceremony for members of the press.
It seems as though this was a last minute decision, as just a matter of hours ago the flight was showing up on FlightRadar24 with a flight number of BA350.
The aircraft was officially handed over to British Airways on Wednesday 24th July 2019.