Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Damaged in New York JFK Airport

Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Damaged in New York JFK Airport
Riik@mctr, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 has been damaged by a catering service vehicle at New York JFK Airport.

Information is limited surrounding the incident, but below is what we know so far regarding this.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Virgin Atlantic A350 Damaged in New York…

Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Damaged in New York JFK Airport
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The photo above shows what appears to be G-VDOT, one of Virgin Atlantic‘s Airbus A350-1000 aircraft damaged in New York JFK.

A Gategourmet catering vehicle looks to have collided with the underside of the Trent XWB engine.

As per data from, G-VDOT is a 7.3 year old Airbus A350-1000 that was delivered to the airline in September 2020.

Of the A350-1000 variant, the UK carrier has 11 of them in the fleet, of which all but one are in active service.

Furthermore, average age for the aircraft type at the airline stands at 3.6 years.

VS26 Service Cancelled…

Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Damaged in New York JFK Airport
Benjamin Shaw, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It appears that this happened today, with Virgin Atlantic commenting on the incident involving it’s Airbus A350-1000 at New York JFK:

“Today’s VS26 from New York JFK to London Heathrow has been cancelled following an incident at the gate at JFK involving the engine cowling of a stationary Virgin Atlantic aircraft and a catering service provider’s car that rolled into it.”

“We can confirm that no customers were on board the aircraft during this time.”

Data provided by

G-VDOT operated the VS25 service from London Heathrow to New York JFK yesterday.

Furthermore, it is understood that the aircraft night-stopped.

So between then and the expected departure time is when the collision at the airport happened.

As soon as more information is released regarding this incident, then we will update the story accordingly.

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