24 December 2014

A350-1000 development on track. Large-component manufacturing started.

Development of the larger A350-1000 is “more than halfway through”, A350 program manager Didier Evrard said, with the first aircraft due to enter final assembly at the beginning of 2016.

Source: Airbus

Several major components for the jet are already being manufactured, including wing covers, the centre wing-box, the main landing-gear and carbon-fibre components for the doors.

Source: Maew Spotter

In 2nd half of 2015 the subassembly of large work-packages will progress in order to start the final assembly in Toulouse in 1Q/2016 with the first flight scheduled after the summer in 2016.

Source: Airbus

“This aircraft benefits a lot from the -900,” says Evrard, adding that Airbus has been able to implement a “right-first-time” approach for the -1000.

Based on the article “Twelve customer A350s in final assembly” published in Flight Global.


  1. "Suppliers" are also "on time"

  2. You are right. Premium Aerotec, as a major partner in the Program, started in October the A350-1000 manufacturing as detailed in this blog last 22/Oct