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06 September 2011

The first A350 XWB wing upper cover is en route to Airbus’ wing assembly plant in Broughton, UK

A350 XWB First wing upper cover
The first flyable A350 XWB wing upper cover manufactured at Airbus’ Stade, Germany site today was loaded on to a Beluga to be transported to Airbus’ wing assembly site in Broughton, UK. The A350 XWB lower wing cover made in Illescas, Spain will arrive in Broughton in the coming days. The A350 XWB wing covers measure 32 metres long by six metres wide, making them the biggest single civil aviation parts made from carbon fibre ever.
A350 XWB First wing upper cover

The first A350 XWB wing upper cover, which was manufactured at Airbus’ Stade, Germany facility, was loaded onto a Beluga for transport to the company’s wing assembly site in Broughton, UK (6 September 2011).

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