23 July 2014

A350-1000 update and manufacturing overview (3/4)

Airbus has started manufacturing forgings for the root joint on the centre wing-box of the A350-1000. Centre wing-box assembly will commence by the end of this year with the aim of delivering it to the St Nazaire plant in 2015.

A350 programme chief Didier Evrard, speaking during the Farnborough air show, added that Airbus started work on carbonfibre wing-box covers in June at Stade and Illescas.

He said these components have a long lead time on the A350-1000 and amount to “the longest pole in the tent”.

Based on the article “First A350-1000 parts take shape” published in Flightglobal.

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