Commercial Airliners don’t do formations or airshows. Racking up millions for the airlines that own them is their very narrow purpose. Taking them off for anything, least of all a dangerous stunt, is just bad business. Sometimes you get lucky though.
Airbus is currently launching the new A350 XWB, a next-generation airliner that will replace the A330 and A340 and compete with Boeing. In celebration of achieving certification, it put five A350s in the air at the same time for a once-in-a-lifetime formation flight. Please enjoy the additional photos below: