Airbus in final stages of

construction of A350 XWB

AirbusAirbus started construction work on the final assembly line for the A350 XWB, the new highly efficient wide-body aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2013. The 74,000 sq m factory will house the first stages of final assembly for the A350 XWB: the joining up of the fuselage and wings. Aircraft testing and cabin equipping will be completed in the nearby A330/340 facility. The € 140 million Airbus facility at Toulouse, France, will provide work for more than 1,000 people when fully operational, and will be the most eco-efficient Airbus final assembly hall. Tom Enders, president and CEO, Airbus, said, “The start of construction work on our new final assembly line confirm that the A350 XWB is making great progress. Set for its first delivery in 2013, the A350 XWB will shape efficiency for the aviation industry. The global Airbus community, including our employees, suppliers and customers, are working closely together for the success of this programme.”

We are excited about the progress we have made.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 30th March 2009

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