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24 October 2011
24. October 2011 Commercial Aircraft

Assembly begins for the A350 XWB "MSN1" horizontal tailplane

A350 XWB horizontal tailplane assembly
Airbus has started the assembly of the first A350 XWB’s horizontal tailplane (HTP) in Getafe, Spain. Joining of the two lateral boxes will produce the 17-metre span primary structure of the HTP. Structural assembly will continue over the coming weeks, followed by installation of the unit’s electric and hydraulic systems. Once the assembly and equipping work is finished, the HTP will be flown by Airbus’ Beluga transport aircraft to the final assembly line in Toulouse, France.
A350 XWB horizontal tailplane assembly

Assembly of the initial A350 XWB horizontal tailplane was commenced by Airbus in Getafe, Spain (24 October 2011)

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