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04 September 2012
Commercial Aircraft

First A350 XWB static test aircraft wing arrives in Toulouse for ground tests

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A350XWB wing 3 EXMHGE, H. Goussé
04 September 2012

A350XWB wing 3

Airbus’ Broughton, UK site produced the A350 XWB jetliner’s first wing, which is shown here on its arrival at the company’s Toulouse, France, final assembly line. This wing will be installed on an A350 XWB airframe employed for ground structural testing

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04 September 2012

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The first A350 XWB wing arrives at Airbus’ final assembly line in Toulouse, France, where it will be used on an airframe for ground-based static structural tests

A350XWB wing 6 EXMHGE, H. Goussé
04 September 2012

A350XWB wing 6

Airbus’ Toulouse, France A350 XWB final assembly line receives its first wing, which was produced at the company’s Broughton, UK site for installation on a static structural testing airframe

A350XWB wing 5 EXMHGE, H. Goussé
04 September 2012

A350XWB wing 5

The initial wing for Airbus’ A350 XWB has been delivered to the jetliner’s final assembly line in Toulouse, France, where it will be equipped on an airframe for ground-based structural tests

A350XWB wing 4 EXMHGE, H. Goussé
04 September 2012

A350XWB wing 4

In Toulouse, France, the A350 XWB final assembly line facility has taken delivery of the no. 1 wing – built for a ground-based airframe that will undergo structural testing

A350XWB wing 2 EXMHGE, H. Goussé
04 September 2012

A350XWB wing 2

The Toulouse, France A350 XWB final assembly line welcomes its first wing, to be integrated with a ground-based structural test airframe

A350XWB wing 1 EXMHGE, H. Goussé
04 September 2012

A350XWB wing 1

The A350 XWB first wing is delivered from Airbus’ Broughton, UK site to Toulouse, France, where the next-generation widebody jetliner will be built in an all-new final assembly line facility

The first wing for the A350 XWB has arrived at Airbus’ final assembly line in Toulouse (France) where the new generation Airbus wide-body aircraft is being assembled. This first wing, which will not fly, is destined for the A350 XWB airframe used for static structural tests on the ground that all new aircraft undergo as part of their certification process. The A350 XWB wings, as for all Airbus aircraft, are made at Airbus’ Broughton (UK) site.
The A350 XWB wing covers are 32 metres long by six metres wide, making them the biggest single civil aviation parts made from carbon fibre composite material. The wings’ advanced structural design and superior aerodynamics are both significant contributors to the 25% fuel saving performance of the A350 XWB. 
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Airbus’ Broughton, UK site produced the A350 XWB jetliner’s first wing, which is shown here on its arrival at the company’s Toulouse, France, final assembly line. This wing will be installed on an A350 XWB airframe employed for ground structural testing

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