Photos – A350 XWB Front Fuselage Taking Shape

Airbus has started joining the first 21-metre long front fuselage section for the Airbus A350 XWB. This will be the first major section of the A350 XWB to enter the Final Assembly Line.

The front fuselage is made up of the forward fuselage, manufactured by Premium AEROTEC in Germany and the nose section, already assembled at Airbus in Saint-Nazaire from components produced by Aerolia in France.

This front fuselage is destined for the Airbus A350 XWB static test airframe. It will be followed closely by the first airframe for MSN1, one of five flight test aircraft Airbus will build. The first flight is currently scheduled for the first half of 2013.


Airbus A350 XWB Forward Fuselage

View inside the forward fusage:
Airbus A350 XWB Inside Fuselage

Photos: (c) Airbus S.A.S.

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