14 January 2014

First serial A350 XWB final assembly started. MSN6 will be delivered to Qatar Airways before end of 2014.

Airbus’s first serial-production A350 aircraft MSN6 has started the final assembly in Toulouse.

The aircraft that is destined for launch customer Qatar Airways, is the first customer A350 airframe.  During Airbus´ annual orders briefing in Toulouse, Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier confirmed the initial sections' arrival at the final assembly line and that the join has started as planned.

Qatar Airways has 43 A350-900s on order and is scheduled to take delivery of the first aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2014. Doha-based Qatar Airways also has 37 orders for the larger A350-1000.
Based on the article “First serial A350 for Qatar enters final assembly” published in Flight International.


  1. Is that a B777 in the background!?

  2. Yes, this is a Boeing 777-300 which became the first aircraft to “land” at the new Hamad International Airport; Qatar Airways’ new home base.