07 July 2015

Cathay Pacific's 1st A350 in S40. Final Assembly

Assembly of the 1st A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways is progressing well at Airbus’ A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.

Following the fuselage section joining phase, the wings, the horizontal and vertical tailplane as well as tail cone have been joined to the fuselage. 

Source: Airbus

The MSN29's vertical tailplane is not painted in the Cathay logo yet.

Source: Journal Aviation

Following this, the aircraft will move to the next assembly station for structural completion, ground testing and start of cabin installation.

Source: designerjet

The aircraft is scheduled for delivery early next year and will be the 1st of 48 A350 XWBs acquired by Cathay Pacific. 

Source: Flynewsmagazine

Cathay Pacific’s A350 XWB fleet will include 22 A350-900s and 26 of the larger A350-1000s, for operation on long- and medium-haul services.

Based on the press release " First A350 XWB for Cathay Pacific is taking shape"

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