Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Airbus starts assembling A350-1000 wing

Airbus has commenced production of the A350-1000 wing at its specialist UK plant in Broughton.

The wing for the largest member of the A350 family is based on that for the -900 but features modifications including an extended trailing edge.

Work on fixed trailing edge sections began in May.

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Broughton’s facility will assemble the components of the wing which include the composite wing covers.

Rolls-Royce is developing the higher-thrust Trent XWB-97 for the type, which the manufacturer expects to fly on an Airbus A380 testbed towards the end of this year.

Final assembly of the A350-1000 is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2016.

Airbus states that customers have ordered 169 of the 366-seat type.

(David Kaminski-Morrow - Flightglobal News)

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