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The first forward fuselage section for the A350-1000.

Airbus factories prepare first fuselage structures for A350-1000

Following the recent delivery of the A350-1000's first forward fuselage (“Section 13/14”) by the Airbus Group subsidiary Premium Aerotec (in Nordenham, Germany), to Airbus' Hamburg plant for systems installation, the section was subsequently delivered to Airbus Saint-Nazaire plant to be mated with the cockpit fuselage “Section 11/12” panels (from Aerolia).

Airbus engineers have developed various enhancements for this version of the A350 which is 3.81m longer than the A350-900. For example, the door frames are now made of carbon fibre instead of titanium, while the underfloor structure has been optimised. In addition, the hydraulic system has been improved by a simplified connection to the airframe and the electrical cable bundling has been refined.

Meanwhile the first rear fuselage (Section 16/19) is currently in the final stages of structural assembly in Hamburg and will be delivered to the Toulouse final assembly line in February.

Press release issued by Airbus S.A.S. on November 24, 2015


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