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05 December 2014
1st Royal-visit at A350 Final Assembly Line
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have included a visit to the A350 FAL in Toulouse in their 3 day State visit in France.
During the visit guided by Mr Didier Evrard (A350 head of Program), the King and Queen met with some of Airbus’ Swedish employees. The royal party also visited the A350 Flight Test aircraft MSN 5.
Scandinavian Airline Services (SAS) had signed a firm order for 8 A350-900 aircraft to be delivered from 2018.
The King and Queen were accompanied by 2 Swedish Ministers (for Employment and for Energy) as well as by the French Secretary of State, the Swedish & French ambassadors. The Royals were welcomed at the entrance of the A350 Final Assembly Line by the Chief HR Officer Airbus, Thierry Baril, and Didier Evrard, EVP Head of A350XWB Program.
All pictures by Airbus.
Based on the press release “Swedish King and Queen tour Airbus during State visit“