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Final assembly of 1st A350 XWB underway in Toulouse, France

(Xinhua)

09:27, April 06, 2012

Photo released by Airbus on April 5, 2012 shows A350 XWB first front and central fuselage getting ready for joining up in Toulouse, France. Final assembly of the first A350 XWB is now underway on the brand new final assembly line in Toulouse. This latest step in the A350 XWB's progress was achieved as Airbus started joining the 19.7-meter-long central fuselage with the 21-meter-long front fuselage. This first A350 XWB airframe will be used for the static structural tests that all new aircraft would undergo as part of their certification process. The assembly of the first flying A350 XWB, MSN1, will start in the summer. (Xinhua)
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