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First A350 XWB forward fuselage shaping up

3-Oct-2011 9:29 AM

Airbus aerostructures partner Premium Aerotec has successfully (01-Oct-2011) put together the first forward fuselage for the A350XWB at Nordenham. The all-composite fuselage section is 13 metres long and comprises four panels and the floor grid. Structural assembly work will continue over the coming weeks before it is transported by boat to Airbus’ Hamburg site for systems installation. [more - original PR]