The longest fuselage panel for Airbus’ A350 XWB completes its curing process

The longest fuselage panel for Airbus’ A350 XWB completes its curing process
22 November 2010 News in brief

The A350 XWB programme has reached a new industrial milestone with the successful curing of this new-generation jetliner’s composite “crown” fuselage panel. The 19.7-metres-long, 77-square-metre component was completed by Airbus partner Spirit Aerosystems at its Kinston, North Carolina, USA site – where the panel is now ready for its trimming, drilling and non-destructive inspection processes, to be performed over the coming weeks.