Front section for first flyable A350 XWB arrives at Toulouse FAL

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Blagnac16 July 2012

Caption: First section for A350 XWB MSN1 arrives in the final assembly line in Toulouse (c) Airbus Caption: First section for A350 XWB MSN1 arrives in the final assembly line in Toulouse (c) Airbus Caption: First section for A350 XWB MSN1 arrives in the final assembly line in Toulouse (c) Airbus Caption: First section for A350 XWB MSN1 arrives in the final assembly line in Toulouse (c) Airbus

Airbus has delivered the front fuselage for the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) to the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France). The impressive 21 metre long section is already equipped with its systems and was flown in from Airbus’ site in Saint-Nazaire (France) by the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft.

The A350 XWB front fuselage section will be mounted in the giant assembly jig ready to be joined with the centre and aft fuselage sections over the summer period. Before they are arrive at the FAL, the aircraft sections are equipped and pre-assembled at Airbus sites in the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany. All these major sections are transported to the FAL by the Beluga aircraft.
 

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